‘More people likely to die of hunger than Covid-19 in Africa’ – AfDB President, Adesina

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has conveyed fears that hunger and food insecurity may kill more Africans than Covid-19. This was made known by the AfDB President at the Leaders’ Dialogue on ‘Africa Covid-Climate Emergency‘ event, organised by the Bank and the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA). According to Adesina, “I think that the risks are probably much higher for many in Africa to die from hunger than Covid-19 pandemic. So, we must boost access to food and good nutrition because vaccines are important but only…

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Insecurity no longer political issue but economic threat – AfDB President

Ø  Says terrorism is shrinking Africa’s investment space.” The President of the African Development Bank, (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina, has said recent terrorist and bandits are shrinking Africa’s investment space. Adesina, in a series of tweets on Tuesday, said insecurity had grown from being a political problem to an economic challenge. Banditry has worsened insecurity in Nigeria’s northern region already bedevilled by Boko Haram and ISWAP’s attacks. Recall that in February, Boko Haram terrorists launched multiple missiles on the outskirts of Maiduguri, killing several civilians. Also in the same month, bandits attacked…

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Akinwunmi Adesina sworn in as AfDB President for second term

President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has been sworn-in for a five-year second term. The swearing-in ceremony held Tuesday was attended by Heads of States, Governors and other stakeholders who joined physically and virtually. Adesina who was the Minister of Agriculture during the Goodluck Jonathan-administration was re-elected into office as president of the bank on August 27, 2020. He was first elected as President of the bank in May 2015; being the first Nigerian to occupy the position. Adesina is the first president to be elected by…

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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected AfDB President

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has been re-elected to serve a second five-year term as President of the African Development Bank Group on Thursday, August 27, 2020 by the Board of Governors of the Bank. A globally renowned development economist and a World Food Prize Laureate and Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Adesina has distinguished himself in driving a bold agenda to reform the Bank and accelerate Africa’s development. He was first elected as President of the Bank on May 28, 2015. As newly re-elected President, Dr Adesina, a former Nigerian…

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