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Japan, AfDB, Sign JPY 73.6 Billion Loan Agreement

The concessional donor loan will support the 15th replenishment of the African Development Fund, approved in December 2019 by ADF donor countries February 17, 2021/AfDB The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the African Development Fund (ADF) – the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group ( – on […]

History is made: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala chosen as Director-General

February 15, 2021/WTO WTO members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s seventh Director-General. When she takes office on 1 March, Dr Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as […]

A Winding Road to Recovery for Latin America, Caribbean

February 12, 2021/IMF A WINDING ROAD TO RECOVERY FOR LATIN AMERICA, CARIBBEAN Latin America and Caribbean economies face a resurging virus that threatens to thwart an uneven recovery, increase COVID-19 cases and deaths, and plunge more people into poverty, Alejandro Werner, the director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, writes […]