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Carole Wamuyu Wainaina, incoming COO, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund

Carole Wamuyu Wainaina is Named Chief Operating Officer for Africa50

Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank, 23 African countries, and two African Central Banks, has appointed Carole Wamuyu Wainaina as Chief Operating Officer.

Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank. Credit: WSJ

The five keys to a more prosperous Africa: Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, lays out his vision for economic growth and a better life for Africans.

There's still room for growth. Credit: qz.com/Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

The "Africa Rising" story isn't over yet, despite China's slowdown and flagging growth in Nigeria and South Africa

The idea that African economies are on the way up first became popular around 2010, buoyed by a commodities boom and improved governance across the continent. Now, with flat commodity prices and slowing demand from China, the narrative of “Africa Rising” has mostly fallen out of fashion.

Akinwumi Adesina, President, AfDB

African economies are through the worst of downturn, says AfDB President Adesina

African economies are probably through the worst of their downturns and growth should accelerate next year, driven by investments in infrastructure and attempts to diversify from commodities, according to the African Development Bank.

Akinwumi Adesina, President, AfDB

Africa growth stays strong even as China slumps: Akinwumi Adesina, President, AfDB

Strong investment flows to Africa will sustain high economic growth on the continent even amid low oil prices and a slowdown in China, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said.

The Africa Investment Report 2015 - fDi Intelligence

The Africa Investment Report 2015 - An FDI destination on the rise: fDi Intelligence/This is Africa (Report)

The narrative of Africa as a continent on the rise over the past decade stands in contrast to a global economy that has been battered by anemic developed market growth following the 2009 financial crisis. Africa’s rapidly growing economies stand out from the crowd.

Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast

President Alassane Ouattara sees transformative potential in Ivory Coast's economic comeback

President Alassane Ouattara sees transformative potential in Ivory Coast’s economic comeback — not just for his country, but also for the largely untapped and underserved west African market of more than 300m.

Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB)

New African Development Bank President Adesina looking to mobilize $55B for energy projects on the continent

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, who took over this month, said he’s aiming to eliminate Africa’s energy deficit by 2025 by mobilizing $55 billion of investment.

Akinwumi Adesina assumes office as 8th President of the African Development Bank Group

Adesina assumes office as 8th President of the African Development Bank Group

Former Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina formally assumed office as the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Donald Kaberuka, whose tenure as African Development Bank president ends in September, has warned African countries to keep an even economic keel. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

African Development Bank chief urges continent to learn from Greek crisis

Donald Kaberuka, the outgoing president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has cautioned African countries to heed lessons from the Greek debt crisis and consolidate economic stability, with growth in the continent set to be driven by increased public expenditure.

Africa’s unique opportunity to promote inclusive growth. Credit: hbr.org

Africa's unique opportunity to promote inclusive growth: Jonathan Berman, CEO, J.E. Berman Associates (Infographic)

Six years after the global recession began, many parts of the world are still struggling to achieve growth.

Donald Kaberuka, outgoing AfDB President

I will continue working for the development of Africa: Donald Kaberuka, outgoing AfDB President

The outgoing President of the African Development Bank has pledged to continue working for Africa after serving the Bank for a decade.

Akinwumi Adesina, President-Elect of the African Development Bank

President Adesina and the Years Ahead for the African Development Bank

After six rounds of voting that saw off seven candidates from across the region, Nigeria’s outgoing Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has been elected to serve as the next president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Akinwumi Adesina, President-Elect of the African Development Bank and Nigeria's outgoing Minister of Agriculture

African Development Bank picks Nigeria's Adesina as its new President

Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria’s minister of agriculture and rural planning will succeed Rwanda’s Donald Kaberuka as the next president of The African Development Bank (AfDB).

The African Development Bank (AfDB): Connecting regions (Reuters/Thomas Mukoya)

Why you should care who's in line to run the African Development Bank

This week, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank of Africa if you like, will elect a new president to replace Donald Kaberuka, a former Rwandan finance minister, who steps down on August 31 after a decade in charge.

Standard bearer … Donald Kaberuka, the outgoing president of the African Development Bank, at a board meeting in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, last September. Photograph: Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images

Here are the eight candidates running for African Development Bank President

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will elect a new president at the end of the month as its current leader, Donald Kaberuka, steps down after a decade in charge.

Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria's outgoing Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development was named Forbes' African of the Year in 2013. He has argued that nothing is more important to Africa's success than access to power.

Advancing Africa? No more 'business as usual': Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria's Agriculture Minister & candidate for AfDB President

Africa is experiencing a never-before-seen economic and political transformation.

Cristina Duarte, Cape Verde’s Finance Minister. Photographer: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

First woman candidate for AfDB boss says Africa must retain wealth

Cristina Duarte, the finance minister from Cape Verde who is the first woman to stand for the presidency of the African Development Bank, said the lender should encourage wealth generated in Africa to stay on the continent.

'Jagaban' Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State

'Jagaban' Bola Tinubu: How the 'Godfather of Lagos' could shape Nigeria's government

“I am a talent hunter. I put talents in office, I help them,” says former Lagos state governor and opposition alliance leader Bola Tinubu, being quite open about his role as one of Nigeria’s most powerful political godfathers.

Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria's Agriculture Minister, is on the shortlist for the position of President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

AfDB President candidate and Nigeria's Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina wants to boost private sector lending at the regional bank

The African Development Bank should increase private sector lending to curb widening inequality on the continent, according to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria’s candidate to be the next president of the lender.

AfDB releases official list of candidates for the election of the next Bank President

Nigeria Agriculture Minister, Ethiopia & Chad Finance Ministers among shortlisted candidates for African Development Bank President

The Steering Committee of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank met on 11 February, 2015 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan and agreed to the following list of candidates for the election of the next President of the African Development Bank.

The 2015 Nissan Armada. Nissan, in a joint venture with the Stallion Group

Automobile assembly revs up in Nigeria

The first made-in-Nigeria passenger cars for decades rolled off factory lots in Lagos State in June, marking what authorities hope is the beginning of a new era for automotive assembly in the country.