Babacar N'diaye Lecture Honors Pathbreaking Africa Finance Leader

The third Babacar N'diaye Lecture, which has become an established feature event during the annual Fall meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, was held on October 19 in Washington DC. The featured speaker William E. "Kip" Ward, a retired United States Army four-star general, said African countries must address corruption and abuse of power in the security sector. Failure to do so could negatively impact implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, said Ward, who was the first commander of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom).

Dr. Babacar N’diaye, the fifth president of the African Development Bank (May 1985 to August 1995), who supported the establishment of many African institutions, including Afreximbank and the African Business Roundtable.

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