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AfDB Makes Strong Case for Increased U.S. Investment in Africa

On the sidelines of the World Bank-IMF Spring meetings taking place in Washington DC from April 8-12, the African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina and a delgation of senior Bank officials attended a breakfast meeting with US Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif), who serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where she is a Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organisations. Addressing the theme of the meeting, "Financing for Development in Africa - Role of African Development Bank," AfDB president Akin Adesina urged American businesses to engage more with the continent, saying "I strongly encourage you to look at Africa from an investment lens and not a development lens." 

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AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina attends a breakfast meeting with Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) on April 9th, at the Columbia Center, 1152 15th Street, N.W. The theme of the breakfast meeting was "Financing for Development in Africa - The Role of African Development Bank." Also in attendance were US Govt. officials and investors.