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Japan's Bold Infrastructural Plan for Africa - TICAD 6 Roundup

At the end of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi on August 28, the highlight was the announcement by the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of a bold new African infrastructure plan worth US $10 billion over the next three years to be implemented by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Other highlights include AfDB's signing a Letter of Intent with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation to promote Africa's economic development and a MOU with the Sasakawa Africa Association to boost agriculture in Africa. More about the AfDB in this BRIEFING

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Chiji Ojukwu, AfDB Director of Agriculture and Agro-industry, and Ruth Oniang’o, Chairperson of the Sasakawa Africa Association, sign an MOU to promote agriculture and agri-business in Africa. Witnessing the ceremony are AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina (standing left) and Yohei Sasakawa (right).

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