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Akinwumi Adesina added : “We must now turn the rural areas from zones of economic misery to zones of economic prosperity. This requires a total transformation of the agriculture sector. At the core of this must be rapid agricultural industrialization. We must not just focus on primary production but on the development of agricultural value chains,” “That way, Africa will turn from being at the bottom to the top of global value chains” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina affirmé ( about Yacine Fal ) : “Yacine est une gestionnaire très compétente. Elle apporte à son nouveau poste une solide connaissance et une expérience approfondie des questions juridiques, de la passation des marchés, des ressources humaines, des processus, des systèmes et des opérations de la Banque. Je suis ravi de voir Yacine diriger un Cabinet du Président restructuré qui soutiendra pleinement la réalisation de ma vision et de mon mandat en vue de renforcer ia Banque et d’accélérer le développement de l'Afrique” External link

AfricaNews-French Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “With this financing package, we are reaffirming our strong commitment to a coordinated African response in the face of COVID-19” External link

thereporterethiopia Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “AfDB’s African Economic Outlook 2018 indicates that the continent’s infrastructure requirements amount to US $130-170 billion a year.To address these challenges, the African Development Bank is championing the Africa Investment Forum as a platform to actively engage the private sector and to facilitate projects that have the capacity to transform the continent. AIF is designed to enhance private-sector cooperation and drive investment in sectors of strategic interest within Africa” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is not a talk shop. There will be no political speeches. The AIF provides an open platform to organise efforts among multilateral institutions, governments and private sector to improve a pipeline of projects capable of transforming the continent” “The AIF will harmonise processes among the Bank and its partners, reduce intermediation costs, improve quality of project information and documentation, and increase action-oriented engagements between African governments and the private sector,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am proud to lead an organization that has consistently been recognized for its commitment to excellence. This award is a great honor for the African Development Bank and especially for its staff for their dedication to exemplary work,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Awards like these re-energize our efforts to deliver the highest level of service to the people of Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Technologies toachieve Africa’s green revolution exist but are mostly just sitting on theshelves. The challenge is a lack of supportive policies to ensure that they are scaled up to reach millions of farmers” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “Technologies to achieve Africa’s green revolution exist but are mostly just sitting on the shelves. The challenge is a lack of supportive policies to ensure that they are scaled up to reach millions of farmers” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “with this financing package, we are reaffirming our strong commitment to a coordinated African response in the face of COVID-19” External link

waltainfo Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for the realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here,” “When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief,” External link

dailypost Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “with this financing package, we are reaffirming our strong commitment to a coordinated African response in the face of COVID-19” External link

foroyaa Monday, September 14, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here," "When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened, and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me, but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 12, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for the realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here,” “When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief,” External link

dailypost Friday, September 11, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for the realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here,” “When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief,” External link

dailypost Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here,” “When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened, and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me, but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for the realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here,” “When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief,” External link

dailypost Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “with this financing package, we are reaffirming our strong commitment to a coordinated African response in the face of COVID -19. Most importantly, we are sending a strong signal that collectively, the continent can address the pandemic, which is straining health systems and causing unprecedented socio-economic impacts on the continent” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything globally. It has thrown Africa’s growth back,” “Now, we must help Africa build back boldly, but smartly, paying greater attention to quality growth: especially in the areas of health, climate and the environment” External link

herald Friday, September 4, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When you first elected me five years ago, I had a vision. Five years later, I have yet a vision to build on our collective achievements over the next five years. A vision to build a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group with the leadership and capacity to deliver greater quality impacts for the people of Africa, while remaining financially strong and sustainable,” External link

herald Friday, September 4, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Deixem-me garantir que o banco vai desempenhar um papel maior nos diálogos de políticas públicas com os países, vamos apoiar a gestão sustentável da dívida pública, aumentar o crescimento ‘verde’ e acelerar a promoção de empregos para os jovens no continente” External link

diarioeconomico Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina dijo : “La pandemia de COVID-19 ha cambiado todo a nivel mundial. Ha hecho retroceder el crecimiento de África” "Ahora, debemos ayudar a África a reconstruir audazmente, pero con inteligencia, prestando mayor atención al crecimiento de calidad: especialmente en las áreas de salud, clima y medio ambiente" External link

GuineaEquatorialPress-English Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina dijo : “Cuando me eligió por primera vez hace cinco años, tuve una visión. Cinco años después, todavía tengo una visión para aprovechar nuestros logros colectivos durante los próximos cinco años. Una visión para construir un Grupo del Banco Africano de Desarrollo mucho más fuerte y resistente con el liderazgo y la capacidad para generar impactos de mayor calidad para la gente de África, sin dejar de ser financieramente fuerte y sostenible” External link

GuineaEquatorialPress-English Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We have collectively charted a new path for Africa…We have achieved collectively impressive results,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Our focus will be on institutions, people, delivery and sustainability. Together we win for Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Yet again, let us move forward, driven by the power of our mission, inspired by the primacy of our vision and emboldened by the strength of our togetherness,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything globally. It has thrown Africa’s growth back,” “Now, we must help Africa build back boldly, but smartly, paying greater attention to quality growth: especially in the areas of health, climate and the environment” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When you first elected me five years ago, I had a vision. Five years later, I have yet a vision to build on our collective achievements over the next five years. A vision to build a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group with the leadership and capacity to deliver greater quality impacts for the people of Africa, while remaining financially strong and sustainable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We have collectively charted a new path for Africa…We have achieved collectively impressive results,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Our focus will be on institutions, people, delivery and sustainability. Together we win for Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Yet again, let us move forward, driven by the power of our mission, inspired by the primacy of our vision and emboldened by the strength of our togetherness,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : "Ao olharmos para o futuro, deixem-me garantir que o Banco vai desempenhar um papel maior nos diálogos de políticas públicas com os países, vamos apoiar a gestão sustentável da dívida pública, aumentar o crescimento 'verde' e acelerar a promoção de empregos para os jovens no continente" External link

portalangop Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President,” External link

herald Monday, August 31, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Ceci était très important et montre qu'il y a la transparence au sein de notre banque. C'est le signe que vous soutenez ma vision" External link

allafrica-fr Saturday, August 29, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina indiqué : «pour la première fois dans l’histoire de la Banque» External link

gabonreview Friday, August 28, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It shows your demonstrated weight of support for my vision. It shows a very clear extra mandate from all shareholders to go and implement the vision. It shows that all voices were heard,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, August 28, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It shows your demonstrated weight of support for my vision. It shows a very clear extra mandate from all shareholders to go and implement the vision. It shows that all voices were heard,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, August 28, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "I look forward to working closely with each and every one of you for the urgent and difficult task ahead of supporting Africa to build back, better, smarter, and boldly from the Covid-19 pandemic," External link

newtimes-RW Friday, August 28, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, August 28, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It shows your demonstrated weight of support for my vision. It shows a very clear extra mandate from all shareholders to go and implement the vision. It shows that all voices were heard,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, August 28, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Je suis profondément reconnaissant pour la confiance collective placée en moi, la confiance et le soutien fermes de nos actionnaires qui m'ont élu pour un second mandat à la présidence de la Banque" External link

french-news Friday, August 28, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Nous nous appuierons sur les solides bases du succès enregistré au cours des cinq dernières années, tout en renforçant davantage l'institution, pour une plus grande efficacité et un plus grand impact" External link

french-news Friday, August 28, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Five years ago, right here in Abidjan, you elected me president of the African Development Bank. It was a huge responsibility to shoulder. I promised that I would work tirelessly to accelerate Africa’s development. My vision, focused on the High 5 priorities, was my commitment, my promise, my compass,” External link

thenewsnigeria Friday, August 28, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Je suis profondément reconnaissant pour la confiance collective placée en moi, la confiance et le soutien fermes de nos actionnaires qui m'ont élu pour un second mandat à la présidence de la Banque" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, August 28, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Nous nous appuierons sur les solides bases du succès enregistré au cours des cinq dernières années, tout en renforçant davantage l'institution, pour une plus grande efficacité et un plus grand impact" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, August 28, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Ceci était très important et montre qu'il y a la transparence au sein de notre banque. C'est le signe que vous soutenez ma vision" External link

deutschewelle-fr Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence, and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President,” “It is yet another call for selfless service to Africa and the African Development Bank, to which I will passionately devote myself” External link

channelstv Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group,” “We will build on the strong foundations of success in the past five years, while further strengthening the institution, for greater effectiveness and impacts” External link

channelstv Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina assuré : "18 millions de personnes supplémentaires ont désormais accès à l'électricité. 141 millions ont bénéficié de technologies agricoles plus avancées favorisant la sécurité alimentaire. 15 millions ont eu accès à un financement. 101 millions ont désormais accès à des transports améliorés. Et 30 millions ont reçu un accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement" External link

slateafrique Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Five years ago, right here in Abidjan, you elected me president of the African Development Bank. It was a huge responsibility to shoulder. I promised that I would work tirelessly to accelerate Africa’s development. My vision, focused on the High 5 priorities, was my commitment, my promise, my compass,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Five years ago, right here in Abidjan, you elected me president of the African Development Bank. It was a huge responsibility to shoulder. I promised that I would work tirelessly to accelerate Africa’s development. My vision, focused on the High 5 priorities, was my commitment, my promise, my compass,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Africa’s recovery will be long and difficult" External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "These actions reflect our ambition, our unshaken commitment and unyielding responsibility to support, stabilize and strengthen African economies. As we stabilize nations, so also must we stabilize the Bank our institution" External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina assuré : "18 millions de personnes supplémentaires ont désormais accès à l'électricité. 141 millions ont bénéficié de technologies agricoles plus avancées favorisant la sécurité alimentaire. 15 millions ont eu accès à un financement. 101 millions ont désormais accès à des transports améliorés. Et 30 millions ont reçu un accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement" External link

msn-fr Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Lors de ces assemblées annuelles, je m'offre à vous, nos gouverneurs, pour que vous envisagiez de me faire élire pour un second mandat, en tant que président" External link

AfricaNews-French Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as president. It is yet another call for selfless service to Africa and the African Development Bank, to which I will passionately devote myself” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina assuré : "18 millions de personnes supplémentaires ont désormais accès à l'électricité. 141 millions ont bénéficié de technologies agricoles plus avancées favorisant la sécurité alimentaire. 15 millions ont eu accès à un financement. 101 millions ont désormais accès à des transports améliorés. Et 30 millions ont reçu un accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement" External link

tv5 Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina afirmou : “Nestes Encontros Anuais, eu ofereço-me a vós, nossos governadores, para vossa consideração para um segundo mandato , enquanto presidente” External link

observador Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina assuré : "18 millions de personnes supplémentaires ont désormais accès à l'électricité. 141 millions ont bénéficié de technologies agricoles plus avancées favorisant la sécurité alimentaire. 15 millions ont eu accès à un financement. 101 millions ont désormais accès à des transports améliorés. Et 30 millions ont reçu un accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement" External link

afp-fr Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Forty per cent of African youths engaged in armed violence join gangs or terrorist groups because of limited opportunities in their countries,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina explained : “We recognize the enormous amount of energy, creative and innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial excellence that many of our youth bring to the table. For this reason, the Bank must ensure that it is well advised by cutting-edge youth representatives on its policies, actions and programmes, for the benefit of Africa’s youth” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The members of the Presidential Youth Advisory Group are expected to actively engage private sector partners, government leaders, civil society, donor partners, and other stakeholders; and support the significant amount of work that the Bank is already doing and promoting across the continent through its Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group. We will build on the strong foundations of success in the past five years, while further strengthening the institution, for greater effectiveness and impacts,” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “At this Annual Meetings, I offer myself to you, our Governors, for your consideration for election for a second term, as President,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Five years ago, right here in Abidjan, you elected me president of the African Development Bank. It was a huge responsibility to shoulder. I promised that I would work tirelessly to accelerate Africa’s development. My vision, focused on the High 5 priorities, was my commitment, my promise, my compass,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “At this Annual Meetings, I offer myself to you, our Governors, for your consideration for election for a second term, as President. I do so, with humility. I do so with a strong sense of duty and commitment and a call to serve Africa and our Bank, selflessly, to the very best of my God-given abilities. I do so with confidence in the power of our mission, the primacy of our vision — and the strength of our togetherness” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Nenhuma nação foi poupada, a nossa humanida-de colectiva está em risco, os efeitos serão profundos e prolongados e será preciso um esforço massivo de ajuda aos países, em particular os africanos, para recuperarem da pandemia” External link

jornaldeangola Monday, August 24, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : "Nenhuma nação foi poupada, a nossa humanidade coletiva está em risco, os efeitos serão profundos e prolongados, e será preciso um esforço massivo de ajuda aos países, em particular os africanos, para recuperarem da pandemia" External link

acorianooriental Monday, August 24, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : "Nenhuma nação foi poupada, a nossa humanidade colectiva está em risco, os efeitos serão profundos e prolongados, e será preciso um esforço massivo de ajuda aos países, em particular os africanos, para recuperarem da pandemia" External link

portalangop Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Nenhuma nação foi poupada, a nossa humanidade coletiva está em risco, os efeitos serão profundos e prolongados, e será preciso um esforço massivo de ajuda aos países, em particular os africanos, para recuperarem da pandemia” External link

observador Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We also have those that are working on pipelines – Africa50 and others – that are very actively involved in this,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The Bank strongly supports Nigeria and always will. You can tell by our level of investments in Nigeria to the tune of $6 billion. From our perspective, our investments can only increase, as we expect levels to reach $8 billion by 2019,” “Our support went beyond money: it demonstrated our strong commitment to help stabilize Africa’s largest economy,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We will accelerate support for infrastructure and the energy sector. Our investments are structured around our High 5 priorities: Light up and power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Rigid bilateral air service agreements have made it difficult to liberalize the regional aviation markets. We must make regional aviation markets competitive and drive down costs, raise efficiencies and improve connectivity and convenience,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The hosting of this global forum here in Abuja is a clear mark of confidence in Nigeria. Let me use this opportunity to commend you and the government on the Economic Recovery and Growth Program, to build a more resilient economy,” “As you know, we provided $600 million to support the government to address its budget deficit challenges and stand ready to continue to fully support the government as it embarks on efforts to diversify the economy and raise the revenue profiles and productivity of the non-oil sectors” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Agriculture is the most important profession and business in the world. The size of food and agriculture in Africa will rise to US$1 trillion (N$14,3 trillion) by 2030. The population of Africa, now at 1,2 billion, will double to 2,5 billion by 2050. They all must eat. And only through food and agribusiness can this be achieved," External link

allafrica Friday, August 7, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Agriculture is the most important profession and business in the world. The size of food and agriculture in Africa will rise to US$1 trillion (N$14,3 trillion) by 2030. The population of Africa, now at 1,2 billion, will double to 2,5 billion by 2050. They all must eat. And only through food and agribusiness can this be achieved,” External link

namibian Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “African entrepreneurs – especially those already active in the pharmaceutical industry – should be able to reduce this startling trade deficit by investing in local manufacturing of generic medicines,” “The size of Africa’s pharmaceutical market could grow from $30 billion in 2016 to $40 billion in 2020, given the large proportion of Africans buying malaria medicines and treatments” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The short-term maturity of some of these debts do not match the long-term revenue streams,” External link

bloomberg Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina : "Nous avons commencé le travail depuis quelques années" External link

bbc-french-africa Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “With this financing package, we are reaffirming our strong commitment to a coordinated African response in the face of COVID -19. Most importantly, we are sending a strong signal that collectively, the continent can address the pandemic in Africa, which is straining health systems and causing unprecedented socio-economic impacts on the continent” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, July 27, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “our collective humanity is at stake,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, July 27, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “And so, even though I don’t have the cash in my hand, I hereby commit my $250,000 as a cash prize for the World Food Prize award to set up a fund fully dedicated to providing financing for the youth of Africa in agriculture to feed Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We will arise and feed Africa. The day is coming very soon when all its children will be well-fed, when millions of small-holder farmers will be able to send their kids to school,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “The Bank will continue to apply strong risk management. We are positive that African countries’ economies will recover as the pandemic subsides and Africa returns to a positive GDP growth trajectory,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “The Bank will continue to apply strong risk management. We are positive that African countries’ economies will recover as the pandemic subsides and Africa returns to a positive GDP growth trajectory,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : "The Bank will continue to apply strong risk management. We are positive that African countries' economies will recover as the pandemic subsides and Africa returns to a positive GDP growth trajectory," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa must not be locked at the bottom…it must rapidly add value to what it leads the world in producing,” “It is time for Africa to move to the top of the global food value chain, through agro-industrialisation and adding value to all of what it produces” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina conclu : «Son leadership sera particulièrement important en ces moments où la Banque conçoit et déploie des opérations d’appui aux réformes pour faire face à la COVID-19, promeut des réformes politiques et soutient les efforts de relance de la croissance des pays africains à la suite de la pandémie» External link

elmoudjahid Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina conclu : «Son leadership sera particulièrement important en ces moments où la Banque conçoit et déploie des opérations d’appui aux réformes pour faire face à la COVID-19, promeut des réformes politiques et soutient les efforts de relance de la croissance des pays africains à la suite de la pandémie» External link

elmoudjahid Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina conclu : "Son leadership sera particulièrement important en ces moments où la Banque conçoit et déploie des opérations d’appui aux réformes pour faire face à la COVID-19, promeut des réformes politiques et soutient les efforts de relance de la croissance des pays africains à la suite de la pandémie" External link

aps-dz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “His leadership will be especially important as the Bank designs and deploys policy-based operations to address COVID-19, advances policy reforms, and supports African countries growth recovery efforts from the pandemic,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Rigid bilateral air service agreements have made it difficult to liberalize the regional aviation markets. We must make regional aviation markets competitive and drive down costs, raise efficiencies and improve connectivity and convenience,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The hosting of this global forum here in Abuja is a clear mark of confidence in Nigeria. Let me use this opportunity to commend you and the government on the Economic Recovery and Growth Program, to build a more resilient economy,” “As you know, we provided $600 million to support the government to address its budget deficit challenges and stand ready to continue to fully support the government as it embarks on efforts to diversify the economy and raise the revenue profiles and productivity of the non-oil sectors” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : "His leadership will be especially important as the Bank designs and deploys policy-based operations to address COVID-19, advances policy reforms, and supports African countries growth recovery efforts from the pandemic," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “His leadership will be especially important as the Bank designs and deploys policy-based operations to address COVID-19, advances policy reforms, and supports African countries growth recovery efforts from the pandemic,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, July 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “His leadership will be especially important as the Bank designs and deploys policy-based operations to address COVID-19, advances policy reforms, and supports African countries growth recovery efforts from the pandemic,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 13, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We also have those that are working on pipelines – Africa50 and others – that are very actively involved in this,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 10, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank is at the centre of the actions taken to ensure the success of the continental free-trade area. We have invested over one billion dollars to support the financing of trade in Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We need to break down all barriers that impede the free movement of people across the continent, especially that of workers, because this is vital for promoting investment,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa will not develop through aid, but through investment” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina declared : “The crucial point for the economic development of Africa is that we have to radically transform our agriculture,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “We need to achieve universal access to electricity. We need to help Africa to become self-sufficient in food. We need to achieve a fully integrated continent. We need to industrialize Africa and improve the quality of life for its people,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The Bank strongly supports Nigeria and always will. You can tell by our level of investments in Nigeria to the tune of $6 billion. From our perspective, our investments can only increase, as we expect levels to reach $8 billion by 2019,” “Our support went beyond money: it demonstrated our strong commitment to help stabilize Africa’s largest economy,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We will accelerate support for infrastructure and the energy sector. Our investments are structured around our High 5 priorities: Light up and power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa is ahead of its time. Business as usual is no longer the norm…from now on it will be Business unusual. All is now set for global and regional investments to make a smooth landing into Africa. The Africa Investment Forum has turned the tide of investment into the continent,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, July 6, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am very pleased that Wambui agreed to step into this role as Acting Vice President. The Vice Presidency Complex on Agriculture, Human and Social Development has some of our largest programs and flagship initiatives. With her extensive experience, leadership, people management skills, and strong execution capacity, I am confident that she will help strengthen the team and accelerate execution on critical programs and initiatives” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, July 6, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The short-term maturity of some of these debts do not match the long-term revenue streams,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Forty per cent of African youths engaged in armed violence join gangs or terrorist groups because of limited opportunities in their countries,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina explained : “We recognize the enormous amount of energy, creative and innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial excellence that many of our youth bring to the table. For this reason, the Bank must ensure that it is well advised by cutting-edge youth representatives on its policies, actions and programmes, for the benefit of Africa’s youth” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The members of the Presidential Youth Advisory Group are expected to actively engage private sector partners, government leaders, civil society, donor partners, and other stakeholders; and support the significant amount of work that the Bank is already doing and promoting across the continent through its Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We at the Bank are boldly bullish about South Africa and need to continue to invest in critical areas, and energy is a big one. We have invested US$3.1bn in the energy sector,” External link

africanreview Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “Infrastructure tends to be concentrated in urban areas and the rural areas are left out. We need to make sure that we have a good infrastructure in the rural areas too, which would then allow food and agribusinesses to develop and create a new economy, so that rural areas become zones of prosperity from being zones of economic misery,” External link

africanreview Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My defense ran into 250 pages, and not a single line was faulted or questioned. The law says that report of the Ethics Committee should be transmitted to the Chairman of Governors of the bank. It was done, and the governors upheld the recommendations. That was the end of the matter, according to the rules. It was only if I was culpable that a fresh investigation could be launched. I was exonerated, and any other investigation would amount to bending the rules of the bank, to arrive at a predetermined conclusion,” External link

thesourceng Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My ringing of the bell here today marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic, and impactful engagement between the African Development Bank and London Stock Exchange to jointly expand wealth creation in Africa and the UK,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 29, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank has always been with Sudan from the very beginning. We never left Sudan for one day, even all the while that it was under economic sanctions. That is because we believe in Sudan,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, June 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “African entrepreneurs – especially those already active in the pharmaceutical industry – should be able to reduce this startling trade deficit by investing in local manufacturing of generic medicines,” “The size of Africa’s pharmaceutical market could grow from $30 billion in 2016 to $40 billion in 2020, given the large proportion of Africans buying malaria medicines and treatments” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We can think of no better Eminent Speaker to share insight on this topic than Your Excellency, Madam Graça Machel,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : «Nous nous félicitons de la décision prise par l’agence S&P Global Ratings de réaffirmer la notation AAA/A-1+ de la banque. Cette décision reflète la grande solidité financière de l’institution, sa gestion prudentielle du risque et la qualité de sa gouvernance» External link

mali-web Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We at the Bank are boldly bullish about South Africa. We need to continue to invest in critical areas, and energy is a big one. We have invested $3.1 billion in the energy sector,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “You can always count on the African Development Bank – your Bank,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Charles Boamah ) : “an amazing character and leader. Some of the pioneering initiatives have been led by Charles… Charles has dedicated half of his career to Africa’s development,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told ( about Ivory Coast The ) : “The last time the price of cocoa collapsed, Ghana lost US$1billion and Ivory Coast lost over US$1billion. We must be smarter than that,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “If you have to constantly sell your beans, you don’t control anything. You just dispose of them. You’re essentially a market price-taker,” “So, that needs to change in terms of the volumes you are actually putting into the market” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is what Africa wants: finalized agreements,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina alisema : “Benki hii imeendelea kutoa mchango mkubwa kwa ukanda wa SADC. Kiwango cha uwekezaji wa benki hii kwa ukanda wa SADC kimefikia dola bilioni 13, kwa upande wa nishati, benki hii imewekeza dola bilioni 5 kwa Shirika la Umeme la Afrika Kusini (ESKOM) ambalo pia linasambaza umeme katika ukanda wa SADC, lakini benki hii pia imeisaidia Mauritius dola milioni 114 kwa ajili ya mradi wa umeme wa St. Louis ambao unawapatia asilimia 36 ya wananchi huduma ya umeme,” External link

habarileo Sunday, August 18, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina amesema : “Tunapambana kufungua fursa zilizopo Afrika. Maisha yangu yatakuwa na maana endapo nita-fanikiwa kuwainua wengi kutoka kwenye lindi la ufukara,” External link

mwananchi Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina amesema : “Tunapaswa kupunguza tofauti ya kipato kati ya wenye nacho na wasionacho. Kila mmoja anapaswa kuwa na kipato kukidhi mahitaji yake sio wachache peke yao. Leo hii masikini amekwama, anaku-la mabaki kama si makombo ya matajiri. Kukosekana kwa usawa husababisha migogoro, sehe-mu yenye njaa haiwezi kuwa na amani” External link

mwananchi Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
président79.22%FR11/22/201722/11/2017
président de la bad0.97%FR10/21/201721/10/2017
président de la banque africaine de développement1.62%FR10/18/201718/10/2017
president of african development bank1.30%EN09/07/201707/09/2017
president12.99%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
former nigerian minister of agriculture0.32%EN01/21/201721/01/2017
minister of industry trade and investment0.32%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
african development bank president2.27%EN06/21/201621/06/2016
chief executive officer0.32%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
minister of agriculture0.32%EN08/30/201430/08/2014
adviser0.32%EN08/18/201418/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Akinwumi AdesinaFR53.97%
Akinwumi AdesinaEN44.39%
Akinwumi AdesinaPT1.27%
AKinwumi AdesinaFR0.22%
Akinwumi AdesinaSA0.07%
AKinwumi AdesinaEN0.07%


 
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Yacine Fal said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “I am greatly honored by the confidence reposed in me by President Adesina to support him in ensuring the successful implementation of his bold vision for the Bank and the continent. I look forward to leading teams in the President’s Cabinet Office to provide managerial, administrative and operational bandwidth and to assure the success of the President’s vision and mandate following his historic re-election with 100% vote of the Bank’s shareholders” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Yacine Fal déclaré ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “Je suis très honorée de la confiance que le Président Adesina m'a accordée pour le soutenir dans la mise en œuvre efficace de sa vision audacieuse pour la Banque et le continent. J'envisage avec enthousiasme de diriger les équipes du Cabinet du Président pour mettre en place un dispositif managérial, administratif et opérationnel efficace et assurer le succès de la vision et du mandat du Président après sa réélection historique, avec 100% des suffrages des actionnaires de la Banque” External link

AfricaNews-French Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Yacine Fal said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “I am greatly honored by the confidence reposed in me by President Adesina to support him in ensuring the successful implementation of his bold vision for the Bank and the continent. I look forward to leading teams in the President’s Cabinet Office to provide managerial, administrative and operational bandwidth and to assure the success of the President’s vision and mandate following his historic re-election with 100% vote of the Bank’s shareholders” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Muhammadu Buhari déclaré ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : "J'ai fait la même chose pour qu'Akinwumi Adesina devienne président de la Banque africaine de développement. Vous avez tous les deux servi le pays sous l'égide du Parti démocratique du peuple. Vous êtes tous deux hautement qualifiés. Nous continuerons à vous soutenir" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Kagame said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “Dr. Adesina, you have our full support as you continue to lead the Bank through this COVID -19 period, marked by turmoil but also the prospect of new opportunities for our continent,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Kagame said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “The next five years promise to be even more noteworthy. Adesina, you have our full support as you continue to lead the African Development Bank through this period marked by turmoil but also the prospect of new opportunity for our continent,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Godwin Obaseki said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “Congratulations to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on his re-election to lead the AfDB for another term of five years. He continues to be a trailblazer, who has over time proven to be one of the best ambassadors of the Nigerian brand. A brilliant development economist and scholar, Dr. Adesina’s re-election is a victory for Nigeria,” External link

nigerianobservernews Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Ndudi Elumelu stated ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “Indeed, as lawmakers, we are proud of Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, whose performance, leading to his reelection as the President of the AfDB, has again reinforced the global respect for our country as well as the recognition of Nigerians excelling in all walks of national and international engagements” External link

peoplesdaily-online Friday, August 28, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Niale Kaba déclaré ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : "Je suis ravi que le conseil des gouverneurs ait réélu M. Adesina pour un second mandat à la présidence du groupe de la Banque, en tant qu'actionnaires, nous soutenons fermement la Banque et apporterons à M. Adesina tout le soutien nécessaire pour poursuivre et mettre en oeuvre sa vision convaincante pour la Banque au cours des cinq prochaines années" External link

french-news Friday, August 28, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Niale Kaba déclaré ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : "Je suis ravi que le conseil des gouverneurs ait réélu M. Adesina pour un second mandat à la présidence du groupe de la Banque, en tant qu'actionnaires, nous soutenons fermement la Banque et apporterons à M. Adesina tout le soutien nécessaire pour poursuivre et mettre en oeuvre sa vision convaincante pour la Banque au cours des cinq prochaines années" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, August 28, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Niale Kaba said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “I am delighted that the Board of Governors have re-elected Dr. Adesina for a second term in office as president. As shareholders, we strongly support the bank and will give him all the necessary support to carry forward and implement his compelling vision for the Bank over the next five years” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Muhammadu Buhari déclaré ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : «La disculpation d’Akinwumi Adesina de toutes les allégations contre lui confirme sa compétence et son intégrité à la tête de la Bad […]. Le Nigeria le soutient pleinement pour un second mandat» External link

mali-web Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Rabah Arezki said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “The African Development Bank is making excellent progress in accelerating Africa’s development. I am excited with the opportunity to work with President Adesina and the Bank’s leadership and teams to further provide top notch policy, knowledge and capacity building support for African countries,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Rabah Arezki said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : "The African Development Bank is making excellent progress in accelerating Africa's development. I am excited with the opportunity to work with President Adesina and the Bank's leadership and teams to further provide top notch policy, knowledge and capacity building support for African countries," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Rabah Arezki said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “The African Development Bank is making excellent progress in accelerating Africa’s development. I am excited with the opportunity to work with President Adesina and the Bank’s leadership and teams to further provide top notch policy, knowledge and capacity building support for African countries,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, July 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Rabah Arezki said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “The African Development Bank is making excellent progress in accelerating Africa’s development. I am excited with the opportunity to work with President Adesina and the Bank’s leadership and teams to further provide top notch policy, knowledge and capacity building support for African countries, ” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 13, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

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Akinwumi Adesina added : “We must now turn the rural areas from zones of economic misery to zones of economic prosperity. This requires a total transformation of the agriculture sector. At the core of this must be rapid agricultural industrialization. We must not just focus on primary production but on the development of agricultural value chains,” “That way, Africa will turn from being at the bottom to the top of global value chains” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina affirmé ( about Yacine Fal ) : “Yacine est une gestionnaire très compétente. Elle apporte à son nouveau poste une solide connaissance et une expérience approfondie des questions juridiques, de la passation des marchés, des ressources humaines, des processus, des systèmes et des opérations de la Banque. Je suis ravi de voir Yacine diriger un Cabinet du Président restructuré qui soutiendra pleinement la réalisation de ma vision et de mon mandat en vue de renforcer ia Banque et d’accélérer le développement de l'Afrique” External link

AfricaNews-French Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “With this financing package, we are reaffirming our strong commitment to a coordinated African response in the face of COVID-19” External link

thereporterethiopia Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “AfDB’s African Economic Outlook 2018 indicates that the continent’s infrastructure requirements amount to US $130-170 billion a year.To address these challenges, the African Development Bank is championing the Africa Investment Forum as a platform to actively engage the private sector and to facilitate projects that have the capacity to transform the continent. AIF is designed to enhance private-sector cooperation and drive investment in sectors of strategic interest within Africa” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is not a talk shop. There will be no political speeches. The AIF provides an open platform to organise efforts among multilateral institutions, governments and private sector to improve a pipeline of projects capable of transforming the continent” “The AIF will harmonise processes among the Bank and its partners, reduce intermediation costs, improve quality of project information and documentation, and increase action-oriented engagements between African governments and the private sector,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am proud to lead an organization that has consistently been recognized for its commitment to excellence. This award is a great honor for the African Development Bank and especially for its staff for their dedication to exemplary work,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Awards like these re-energize our efforts to deliver the highest level of service to the people of Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Technologies toachieve Africa’s green revolution exist but are mostly just sitting on theshelves. The challenge is a lack of supportive policies to ensure that they are scaled up to reach millions of farmers” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “Technologies to achieve Africa’s green revolution exist but are mostly just sitting on the shelves. The challenge is a lack of supportive policies to ensure that they are scaled up to reach millions of farmers” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “with this financing package, we are reaffirming our strong commitment to a coordinated African response in the face of COVID-19” External link

waltainfo Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for the realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here,” “When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief,” External link

dailypost Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “with this financing package, we are reaffirming our strong commitment to a coordinated African response in the face of COVID-19” External link

foroyaa Monday, September 14, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here," "When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened, and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me, but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 12, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for the realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here,” “When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief,” External link

dailypost Friday, September 11, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for the realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here,” “When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief,” External link

dailypost Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here,” “When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened, and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me, but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for the realization of dreams. I am glad to belong here,” “When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief,” External link

dailypost Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “with this financing package, we are reaffirming our strong commitment to a coordinated African response in the face of COVID -19. Most importantly, we are sending a strong signal that collectively, the continent can address the pandemic, which is straining health systems and causing unprecedented socio-economic impacts on the continent” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything globally. It has thrown Africa’s growth back,” “Now, we must help Africa build back boldly, but smartly, paying greater attention to quality growth: especially in the areas of health, climate and the environment” External link

herald Friday, September 4, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When you first elected me five years ago, I had a vision. Five years later, I have yet a vision to build on our collective achievements over the next five years. A vision to build a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group with the leadership and capacity to deliver greater quality impacts for the people of Africa, while remaining financially strong and sustainable,” External link

herald Friday, September 4, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Deixem-me garantir que o banco vai desempenhar um papel maior nos diálogos de políticas públicas com os países, vamos apoiar a gestão sustentável da dívida pública, aumentar o crescimento ‘verde’ e acelerar a promoção de empregos para os jovens no continente” External link

diarioeconomico Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina dijo : “La pandemia de COVID-19 ha cambiado todo a nivel mundial. Ha hecho retroceder el crecimiento de África” "Ahora, debemos ayudar a África a reconstruir audazmente, pero con inteligencia, prestando mayor atención al crecimiento de calidad: especialmente en las áreas de salud, clima y medio ambiente" External link

GuineaEquatorialPress-English Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina dijo : “Cuando me eligió por primera vez hace cinco años, tuve una visión. Cinco años después, todavía tengo una visión para aprovechar nuestros logros colectivos durante los próximos cinco años. Una visión para construir un Grupo del Banco Africano de Desarrollo mucho más fuerte y resistente con el liderazgo y la capacidad para generar impactos de mayor calidad para la gente de África, sin dejar de ser financieramente fuerte y sostenible” External link

GuineaEquatorialPress-English Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We have collectively charted a new path for Africa…We have achieved collectively impressive results,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Our focus will be on institutions, people, delivery and sustainability. Together we win for Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Yet again, let us move forward, driven by the power of our mission, inspired by the primacy of our vision and emboldened by the strength of our togetherness,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything globally. It has thrown Africa’s growth back,” “Now, we must help Africa build back boldly, but smartly, paying greater attention to quality growth: especially in the areas of health, climate and the environment” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “When you first elected me five years ago, I had a vision. Five years later, I have yet a vision to build on our collective achievements over the next five years. A vision to build a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group with the leadership and capacity to deliver greater quality impacts for the people of Africa, while remaining financially strong and sustainable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We have collectively charted a new path for Africa…We have achieved collectively impressive results,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Our focus will be on institutions, people, delivery and sustainability. Together we win for Africa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Yet again, let us move forward, driven by the power of our mission, inspired by the primacy of our vision and emboldened by the strength of our togetherness,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : "Ao olharmos para o futuro, deixem-me garantir que o Banco vai desempenhar um papel maior nos diálogos de políticas públicas com os países, vamos apoiar a gestão sustentável da dívida pública, aumentar o crescimento 'verde' e acelerar a promoção de empregos para os jovens no continente" External link

portalangop Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President,” External link

herald Monday, August 31, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Ceci était très important et montre qu'il y a la transparence au sein de notre banque. C'est le signe que vous soutenez ma vision" External link

allafrica-fr Saturday, August 29, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina indiqué : «pour la première fois dans l’histoire de la Banque» External link

gabonreview Friday, August 28, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It shows your demonstrated weight of support for my vision. It shows a very clear extra mandate from all shareholders to go and implement the vision. It shows that all voices were heard,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, August 28, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It shows your demonstrated weight of support for my vision. It shows a very clear extra mandate from all shareholders to go and implement the vision. It shows that all voices were heard,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, August 28, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "I look forward to working closely with each and every one of you for the urgent and difficult task ahead of supporting Africa to build back, better, smarter, and boldly from the Covid-19 pandemic," External link

newtimes-RW Friday, August 28, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, August 28, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “It shows your demonstrated weight of support for my vision. It shows a very clear extra mandate from all shareholders to go and implement the vision. It shows that all voices were heard,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, August 28, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Je suis profondément reconnaissant pour la confiance collective placée en moi, la confiance et le soutien fermes de nos actionnaires qui m'ont élu pour un second mandat à la présidence de la Banque" External link

french-news Friday, August 28, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Nous nous appuierons sur les solides bases du succès enregistré au cours des cinq dernières années, tout en renforçant davantage l'institution, pour une plus grande efficacité et un plus grand impact" External link

french-news Friday, August 28, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Five years ago, right here in Abidjan, you elected me president of the African Development Bank. It was a huge responsibility to shoulder. I promised that I would work tirelessly to accelerate Africa’s development. My vision, focused on the High 5 priorities, was my commitment, my promise, my compass,” External link

thenewsnigeria Friday, August 28, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Je suis profondément reconnaissant pour la confiance collective placée en moi, la confiance et le soutien fermes de nos actionnaires qui m'ont élu pour un second mandat à la présidence de la Banque" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, August 28, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Nous nous appuierons sur les solides bases du succès enregistré au cours des cinq dernières années, tout en renforçant davantage l'institution, pour une plus grande efficacité et un plus grand impact" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, August 28, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Ceci était très important et montre qu'il y a la transparence au sein de notre banque. C'est le signe que vous soutenez ma vision" External link

deutschewelle-fr Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence, and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President,” “It is yet another call for selfless service to Africa and the African Development Bank, to which I will passionately devote myself” External link

channelstv Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group,” “We will build on the strong foundations of success in the past five years, while further strengthening the institution, for greater effectiveness and impacts” External link

channelstv Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina assuré : "18 millions de personnes supplémentaires ont désormais accès à l'électricité. 141 millions ont bénéficié de technologies agricoles plus avancées favorisant la sécurité alimentaire. 15 millions ont eu accès à un financement. 101 millions ont désormais accès à des transports améliorés. Et 30 millions ont reçu un accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement" External link

slateafrique Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Five years ago, right here in Abidjan, you elected me president of the African Development Bank. It was a huge responsibility to shoulder. I promised that I would work tirelessly to accelerate Africa’s development. My vision, focused on the High 5 priorities, was my commitment, my promise, my compass,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Five years ago, right here in Abidjan, you elected me president of the African Development Bank. It was a huge responsibility to shoulder. I promised that I would work tirelessly to accelerate Africa’s development. My vision, focused on the High 5 priorities, was my commitment, my promise, my compass,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Africa’s recovery will be long and difficult" External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "These actions reflect our ambition, our unshaken commitment and unyielding responsibility to support, stabilize and strengthen African economies. As we stabilize nations, so also must we stabilize the Bank our institution" External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina assuré : "18 millions de personnes supplémentaires ont désormais accès à l'électricité. 141 millions ont bénéficié de technologies agricoles plus avancées favorisant la sécurité alimentaire. 15 millions ont eu accès à un financement. 101 millions ont désormais accès à des transports améliorés. Et 30 millions ont reçu un accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement" External link

msn-fr Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : "Lors de ces assemblées annuelles, je m'offre à vous, nos gouverneurs, pour que vous envisagiez de me faire élire pour un second mandat, en tant que président" External link

AfricaNews-French Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as president. It is yet another call for selfless service to Africa and the African Development Bank, to which I will passionately devote myself” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina assuré : "18 millions de personnes supplémentaires ont désormais accès à l'électricité. 141 millions ont bénéficié de technologies agricoles plus avancées favorisant la sécurité alimentaire. 15 millions ont eu accès à un financement. 101 millions ont désormais accès à des transports améliorés. Et 30 millions ont reçu un accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement" External link

tv5 Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina afirmou : “Nestes Encontros Anuais, eu ofereço-me a vós, nossos governadores, para vossa consideração para um segundo mandato , enquanto presidente” External link

observador Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina assuré : "18 millions de personnes supplémentaires ont désormais accès à l'électricité. 141 millions ont bénéficié de technologies agricoles plus avancées favorisant la sécurité alimentaire. 15 millions ont eu accès à un financement. 101 millions ont désormais accès à des transports améliorés. Et 30 millions ont reçu un accès à l'eau et à l'assainissement" External link

afp-fr Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Forty per cent of African youths engaged in armed violence join gangs or terrorist groups because of limited opportunities in their countries,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina explained : “We recognize the enormous amount of energy, creative and innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial excellence that many of our youth bring to the table. For this reason, the Bank must ensure that it is well advised by cutting-edge youth representatives on its policies, actions and programmes, for the benefit of Africa’s youth” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The members of the Presidential Youth Advisory Group are expected to actively engage private sector partners, government leaders, civil society, donor partners, and other stakeholders; and support the significant amount of work that the Bank is already doing and promoting across the continent through its Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group. We will build on the strong foundations of success in the past five years, while further strengthening the institution, for greater effectiveness and impacts,” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “At this Annual Meetings, I offer myself to you, our Governors, for your consideration for election for a second term, as President,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Five years ago, right here in Abidjan, you elected me president of the African Development Bank. It was a huge responsibility to shoulder. I promised that I would work tirelessly to accelerate Africa’s development. My vision, focused on the High 5 priorities, was my commitment, my promise, my compass,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:25:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “At this Annual Meetings, I offer myself to you, our Governors, for your consideration for election for a second term, as President. I do so, with humility. I do so with a strong sense of duty and commitment and a call to serve Africa and our Bank, selflessly, to the very best of my God-given abilities. I do so with confidence in the power of our mission, the primacy of our vision — and the strength of our togetherness” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Nenhuma nação foi poupada, a nossa humanida-de colectiva está em risco, os efeitos serão profundos e prolongados e será preciso um esforço massivo de ajuda aos países, em particular os africanos, para recuperarem da pandemia” External link

jornaldeangola Monday, August 24, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : "Nenhuma nação foi poupada, a nossa humanidade coletiva está em risco, os efeitos serão profundos e prolongados, e será preciso um esforço massivo de ajuda aos países, em particular os africanos, para recuperarem da pandemia" External link

acorianooriental Monday, August 24, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : "Nenhuma nação foi poupada, a nossa humanidade colectiva está em risco, os efeitos serão profundos e prolongados, e será preciso um esforço massivo de ajuda aos países, em particular os africanos, para recuperarem da pandemia" External link

portalangop Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina disse : “Nenhuma nação foi poupada, a nossa humanidade coletiva está em risco, os efeitos serão profundos e prolongados, e será preciso um esforço massivo de ajuda aos países, em particular os africanos, para recuperarem da pandemia” External link

observador Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We also have those that are working on pipelines – Africa50 and others – that are very actively involved in this,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The Bank strongly supports Nigeria and always will. You can tell by our level of investments in Nigeria to the tune of $6 billion. From our perspective, our investments can only increase, as we expect levels to reach $8 billion by 2019,” “Our support went beyond money: it demonstrated our strong commitment to help stabilize Africa’s largest economy,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We will accelerate support for infrastructure and the energy sector. Our investments are structured around our High 5 priorities: Light up and power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Rigid bilateral air service agreements have made it difficult to liberalize the regional aviation markets. We must make regional aviation markets competitive and drive down costs, raise efficiencies and improve connectivity and convenience,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The hosting of this global forum here in Abuja is a clear mark of confidence in Nigeria. Let me use this opportunity to commend you and the government on the Economic Recovery and Growth Program, to build a more resilient economy,” “As you know, we provided $600 million to support the government to address its budget deficit challenges and stand ready to continue to fully support the government as it embarks on efforts to diversify the economy and raise the revenue profiles and productivity of the non-oil sectors” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : "Agriculture is the most important profession and business in the world. The size of food and agriculture in Africa will rise to US$1 trillion (N$14,3 trillion) by 2030. The population of Africa, now at 1,2 billion, will double to 2,5 billion by 2050. They all must eat. And only through food and agribusiness can this be achieved," External link

allafrica Friday, August 7, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Agriculture is the most important profession and business in the world. The size of food and agriculture in Africa will rise to US$1 trillion (N$14,3 trillion) by 2030. The population of Africa, now at 1,2 billion, will double to 2,5 billion by 2050. They all must eat. And only through food and agribusiness can this be achieved,” External link

namibian Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “African entrepreneurs – especially those already active in the pharmaceutical industry – should be able to reduce this startling trade deficit by investing in local manufacturing of generic medicines,” “The size of Africa’s pharmaceutical market could grow from $30 billion in 2016 to $40 billion in 2020, given the large proportion of Africans buying malaria medicines and treatments” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The short-term maturity of some of these debts do not match the long-term revenue streams,” External link

bloomberg Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina : "Nous avons commencé le travail depuis quelques années" External link

bbc-french-africa Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “With this financing package, we are reaffirming our strong commitment to a coordinated African response in the face of COVID -19. Most importantly, we are sending a strong signal that collectively, the continent can address the pandemic in Africa, which is straining health systems and causing unprecedented socio-economic impacts on the continent” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, July 27, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina urged : “our collective humanity is at stake,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, July 27, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “And so, even though I don’t have the cash in my hand, I hereby commit my $250,000 as a cash prize for the World Food Prize award to set up a fund fully dedicated to providing financing for the youth of Africa in agriculture to feed Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We will arise and feed Africa. The day is coming very soon when all its children will be well-fed, when millions of small-holder farmers will be able to send their kids to school,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “The Bank will continue to apply strong risk management. We are positive that African countries’ economies will recover as the pandemic subsides and Africa returns to a positive GDP growth trajectory,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “The Bank will continue to apply strong risk management. We are positive that African countries’ economies will recover as the pandemic subsides and Africa returns to a positive GDP growth trajectory,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : "The Bank will continue to apply strong risk management. We are positive that African countries' economies will recover as the pandemic subsides and Africa returns to a positive GDP growth trajectory," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa must not be locked at the bottom…it must rapidly add value to what it leads the world in producing,” “It is time for Africa to move to the top of the global food value chain, through agro-industrialisation and adding value to all of what it produces” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina conclu : «Son leadership sera particulièrement important en ces moments où la Banque conçoit et déploie des opérations d’appui aux réformes pour faire face à la COVID-19, promeut des réformes politiques et soutient les efforts de relance de la croissance des pays africains à la suite de la pandémie» External link

elmoudjahid Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina conclu : «Son leadership sera particulièrement important en ces moments où la Banque conçoit et déploie des opérations d’appui aux réformes pour faire face à la COVID-19, promeut des réformes politiques et soutient les efforts de relance de la croissance des pays africains à la suite de la pandémie» External link

elmoudjahid Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina conclu : "Son leadership sera particulièrement important en ces moments où la Banque conçoit et déploie des opérations d’appui aux réformes pour faire face à la COVID-19, promeut des réformes politiques et soutient les efforts de relance de la croissance des pays africains à la suite de la pandémie" External link

aps-dz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “His leadership will be especially important as the Bank designs and deploys policy-based operations to address COVID-19, advances policy reforms, and supports African countries growth recovery efforts from the pandemic,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Rigid bilateral air service agreements have made it difficult to liberalize the regional aviation markets. We must make regional aviation markets competitive and drive down costs, raise efficiencies and improve connectivity and convenience,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The hosting of this global forum here in Abuja is a clear mark of confidence in Nigeria. Let me use this opportunity to commend you and the government on the Economic Recovery and Growth Program, to build a more resilient economy,” “As you know, we provided $600 million to support the government to address its budget deficit challenges and stand ready to continue to fully support the government as it embarks on efforts to diversify the economy and raise the revenue profiles and productivity of the non-oil sectors” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : "His leadership will be especially important as the Bank designs and deploys policy-based operations to address COVID-19, advances policy reforms, and supports African countries growth recovery efforts from the pandemic," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “His leadership will be especially important as the Bank designs and deploys policy-based operations to address COVID-19, advances policy reforms, and supports African countries growth recovery efforts from the pandemic,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, July 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina added : “His leadership will be especially important as the Bank designs and deploys policy-based operations to address COVID-19, advances policy reforms, and supports African countries growth recovery efforts from the pandemic,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 13, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We also have those that are working on pipelines – Africa50 and others – that are very actively involved in this,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 10, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank is at the centre of the actions taken to ensure the success of the continental free-trade area. We have invested over one billion dollars to support the financing of trade in Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We need to break down all barriers that impede the free movement of people across the continent, especially that of workers, because this is vital for promoting investment,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa will not develop through aid, but through investment” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina declared : “The crucial point for the economic development of Africa is that we have to radically transform our agriculture,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina concluded : “We need to achieve universal access to electricity. We need to help Africa to become self-sufficient in food. We need to achieve a fully integrated continent. We need to industrialize Africa and improve the quality of life for its people,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The Bank strongly supports Nigeria and always will. You can tell by our level of investments in Nigeria to the tune of $6 billion. From our perspective, our investments can only increase, as we expect levels to reach $8 billion by 2019,” “Our support went beyond money: it demonstrated our strong commitment to help stabilize Africa’s largest economy,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We will accelerate support for infrastructure and the energy sector. Our investments are structured around our High 5 priorities: Light up and power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Africa is ahead of its time. Business as usual is no longer the norm…from now on it will be Business unusual. All is now set for global and regional investments to make a smooth landing into Africa. The Africa Investment Forum has turned the tide of investment into the continent,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, July 6, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “I am very pleased that Wambui agreed to step into this role as Acting Vice President. The Vice Presidency Complex on Agriculture, Human and Social Development has some of our largest programs and flagship initiatives. With her extensive experience, leadership, people management skills, and strong execution capacity, I am confident that she will help strengthen the team and accelerate execution on critical programs and initiatives” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, July 6, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The short-term maturity of some of these debts do not match the long-term revenue streams,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “Forty per cent of African youths engaged in armed violence join gangs or terrorist groups because of limited opportunities in their countries,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina explained : “We recognize the enormous amount of energy, creative and innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial excellence that many of our youth bring to the table. For this reason, the Bank must ensure that it is well advised by cutting-edge youth representatives on its policies, actions and programmes, for the benefit of Africa’s youth” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The members of the Presidential Youth Advisory Group are expected to actively engage private sector partners, government leaders, civil society, donor partners, and other stakeholders; and support the significant amount of work that the Bank is already doing and promoting across the continent through its Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We at the Bank are boldly bullish about South Africa and need to continue to invest in critical areas, and energy is a big one. We have invested US$3.1bn in the energy sector,” External link

africanreview Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina noted : “Infrastructure tends to be concentrated in urban areas and the rural areas are left out. We need to make sure that we have a good infrastructure in the rural areas too, which would then allow food and agribusinesses to develop and create a new economy, so that rural areas become zones of prosperity from being zones of economic misery,” External link

africanreview Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My defense ran into 250 pages, and not a single line was faulted or questioned. The law says that report of the Ethics Committee should be transmitted to the Chairman of Governors of the bank. It was done, and the governors upheld the recommendations. That was the end of the matter, according to the rules. It was only if I was culpable that a fresh investigation could be launched. I was exonerated, and any other investigation would amount to bending the rules of the bank, to arrive at a predetermined conclusion,” External link

thesourceng Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “My ringing of the bell here today marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic, and impactful engagement between the African Development Bank and London Stock Exchange to jointly expand wealth creation in Africa and the UK,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 29, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “The African Development Bank has always been with Sudan from the very beginning. We never left Sudan for one day, even all the while that it was under economic sanctions. That is because we believe in Sudan,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, June 26, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “African entrepreneurs – especially those already active in the pharmaceutical industry – should be able to reduce this startling trade deficit by investing in local manufacturing of generic medicines,” “The size of Africa’s pharmaceutical market could grow from $30 billion in 2016 to $40 billion in 2020, given the large proportion of Africans buying malaria medicines and treatments” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We can think of no better Eminent Speaker to share insight on this topic than Your Excellency, Madam Graça Machel,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina déclaré : «Nous nous félicitons de la décision prise par l’agence S&P Global Ratings de réaffirmer la notation AAA/A-1+ de la banque. Cette décision reflète la grande solidité financière de l’institution, sa gestion prudentielle du risque et la qualité de sa gouvernance» External link

mali-web Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “We at the Bank are boldly bullish about South Africa. We need to continue to invest in critical areas, and energy is a big one. We have invested $3.1 billion in the energy sector,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told : “You can always count on the African Development Bank – your Bank,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said ( about Charles Boamah ) : “an amazing character and leader. Some of the pioneering initiatives have been led by Charles… Charles has dedicated half of his career to Africa’s development,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina told ( about Ivory Coast The ) : “The last time the price of cocoa collapsed, Ghana lost US$1billion and Ivory Coast lost over US$1billion. We must be smarter than that,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “If you have to constantly sell your beans, you don’t control anything. You just dispose of them. You’re essentially a market price-taker,” “So, that needs to change in terms of the volumes you are actually putting into the market” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina said : “This is what Africa wants: finalized agreements,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina alisema : “Benki hii imeendelea kutoa mchango mkubwa kwa ukanda wa SADC. Kiwango cha uwekezaji wa benki hii kwa ukanda wa SADC kimefikia dola bilioni 13, kwa upande wa nishati, benki hii imewekeza dola bilioni 5 kwa Shirika la Umeme la Afrika Kusini (ESKOM) ambalo pia linasambaza umeme katika ukanda wa SADC, lakini benki hii pia imeisaidia Mauritius dola milioni 114 kwa ajili ya mradi wa umeme wa St. Louis ambao unawapatia asilimia 36 ya wananchi huduma ya umeme,” External link

habarileo Sunday, August 18, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina amesema : “Tunapambana kufungua fursa zilizopo Afrika. Maisha yangu yatakuwa na maana endapo nita-fanikiwa kuwainua wengi kutoka kwenye lindi la ufukara,” External link

mwananchi Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Akinwumi Adesina amesema : “Tunapaswa kupunguza tofauti ya kipato kati ya wenye nacho na wasionacho. Kila mmoja anapaswa kuwa na kipato kukidhi mahitaji yake sio wachache peke yao. Leo hii masikini amekwama, anaku-la mabaki kama si makombo ya matajiri. Kukosekana kwa usawa husababisha migogoro, sehe-mu yenye njaa haiwezi kuwa na amani” External link

mwananchi Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
président79.22%FR11/22/201722/11/2017
président de la bad0.97%FR10/21/201721/10/2017
président de la banque africaine de développement1.62%FR10/18/201718/10/2017
president of african development bank1.30%EN09/07/201707/09/2017
president12.99%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
former nigerian minister of agriculture0.32%EN01/21/201721/01/2017
minister of industry trade and investment0.32%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
african development bank president2.27%EN06/21/201621/06/2016
chief executive officer0.32%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
minister of agriculture0.32%EN08/30/201430/08/2014
adviser0.32%EN08/18/201418/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Akinwumi AdesinaFR53.97%
Akinwumi AdesinaEN44.39%
Akinwumi AdesinaPT1.27%
AKinwumi AdesinaFR0.22%
Akinwumi AdesinaSA0.07%
AKinwumi AdesinaEN0.07%


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Yacine Fal said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “I am greatly honored by the confidence reposed in me by President Adesina to support him in ensuring the successful implementation of his bold vision for the Bank and the continent. I look forward to leading teams in the President’s Cabinet Office to provide managerial, administrative and operational bandwidth and to assure the success of the President’s vision and mandate following his historic re-election with 100% vote of the Bank’s shareholders” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Yacine Fal déclaré ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “Je suis très honorée de la confiance que le Président Adesina m'a accordée pour le soutenir dans la mise en œuvre efficace de sa vision audacieuse pour la Banque et le continent. J'envisage avec enthousiasme de diriger les équipes du Cabinet du Président pour mettre en place un dispositif managérial, administratif et opérationnel efficace et assurer le succès de la vision et du mandat du Président après sa réélection historique, avec 100% des suffrages des actionnaires de la Banque” External link

AfricaNews-French Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Yacine Fal said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “I am greatly honored by the confidence reposed in me by President Adesina to support him in ensuring the successful implementation of his bold vision for the Bank and the continent. I look forward to leading teams in the President’s Cabinet Office to provide managerial, administrative and operational bandwidth and to assure the success of the President’s vision and mandate following his historic re-election with 100% vote of the Bank’s shareholders” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Muhammadu Buhari déclaré ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : "J'ai fait la même chose pour qu'Akinwumi Adesina devienne président de la Banque africaine de développement. Vous avez tous les deux servi le pays sous l'égide du Parti démocratique du peuple. Vous êtes tous deux hautement qualifiés. Nous continuerons à vous soutenir" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Kagame said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “Dr. Adesina, you have our full support as you continue to lead the Bank through this COVID -19 period, marked by turmoil but also the prospect of new opportunities for our continent,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Kagame said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “The next five years promise to be even more noteworthy. Adesina, you have our full support as you continue to lead the African Development Bank through this period marked by turmoil but also the prospect of new opportunity for our continent,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Godwin Obaseki said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “Congratulations to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on his re-election to lead the AfDB for another term of five years. He continues to be a trailblazer, who has over time proven to be one of the best ambassadors of the Nigerian brand. A brilliant development economist and scholar, Dr. Adesina’s re-election is a victory for Nigeria,” External link

nigerianobservernews Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Ndudi Elumelu stated ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “Indeed, as lawmakers, we are proud of Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, whose performance, leading to his reelection as the President of the AfDB, has again reinforced the global respect for our country as well as the recognition of Nigerians excelling in all walks of national and international engagements” External link

peoplesdaily-online Friday, August 28, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Niale Kaba déclaré ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : "Je suis ravi que le conseil des gouverneurs ait réélu M. Adesina pour un second mandat à la présidence du groupe de la Banque, en tant qu'actionnaires, nous soutenons fermement la Banque et apporterons à M. Adesina tout le soutien nécessaire pour poursuivre et mettre en oeuvre sa vision convaincante pour la Banque au cours des cinq prochaines années" External link

french-news Friday, August 28, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Niale Kaba déclaré ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : "Je suis ravi que le conseil des gouverneurs ait réélu M. Adesina pour un second mandat à la présidence du groupe de la Banque, en tant qu'actionnaires, nous soutenons fermement la Banque et apporterons à M. Adesina tout le soutien nécessaire pour poursuivre et mettre en oeuvre sa vision convaincante pour la Banque au cours des cinq prochaines années" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, August 28, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Niale Kaba said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “I am delighted that the Board of Governors have re-elected Dr. Adesina for a second term in office as president. As shareholders, we strongly support the bank and will give him all the necessary support to carry forward and implement his compelling vision for the Bank over the next five years” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Muhammadu Buhari déclaré ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : «La disculpation d’Akinwumi Adesina de toutes les allégations contre lui confirme sa compétence et son intégrité à la tête de la Bad […]. Le Nigeria le soutient pleinement pour un second mandat» External link

mali-web Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Rabah Arezki said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “The African Development Bank is making excellent progress in accelerating Africa’s development. I am excited with the opportunity to work with President Adesina and the Bank’s leadership and teams to further provide top notch policy, knowledge and capacity building support for African countries,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Rabah Arezki said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : "The African Development Bank is making excellent progress in accelerating Africa's development. I am excited with the opportunity to work with President Adesina and the Bank's leadership and teams to further provide top notch policy, knowledge and capacity building support for African countries," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Rabah Arezki said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “The African Development Bank is making excellent progress in accelerating Africa’s development. I am excited with the opportunity to work with President Adesina and the Bank’s leadership and teams to further provide top notch policy, knowledge and capacity building support for African countries,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, July 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Rabah Arezki said ( about Akinwumi Adesina ) : “The African Development Bank is making excellent progress in accelerating Africa’s development. I am excited with the opportunity to work with President Adesina and the Bank’s leadership and teams to further provide top notch policy, knowledge and capacity building support for African countries, ” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 13, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT