26/10/2016 - On October 25 at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council meeting, the GEF approved the funding of USD 6.3 million for a regional project co-financed with the African Development Bank (AfDB). Funded by the International Waters (IW) window of the GEF, the project aims to strengthen transboundary cooperation and integrated natural resources management in the Songwe River Basin, shared by the countries of Malawi and Tanzania.
26/10/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is inviting journalist to a major two-day conference on corruption in Africa, including several events featuring the launch of the Anti-Bribery Policy and Compliance Guidance. This joint publication by the AfDB and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) aims to help African companies of all sizes to set up measures to stop the supply side of bribes to public officials in business transactions.
26/10/2016 - On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the African Development Bank approved a US $25-million loan for a multinational project to establish a safety-of-life communications systems for Lake Victoria. The largest lake in Africa accommodates a fleet of 70,000 vessels, mostly individual fishermen, but lacks any alert or rescue systems. Consequently as many as 5,000 people die in the lake each year. The loan will finance the extension of GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks on the lake and the creation of 22 rescues centres in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, contributing to save lives and stimulate business for the benefit of the economy of the entire Lake Victoria basin.