AfDB Board to Review Report, Refuses Fresh Probe Against Adesina

The Bureau of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), comprised of finance ministers from the 81 shareholding countries, has upheld the conclusions of the Ethics Committee of the Bank, which found in favour of AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina. In a communique released after the June 4th meeting, the board reiterates that it agrees with the Ethics Committee and that "the Chairperson of the Bureau of the Board of Governors performed her role in accepting the findings of the Ethics Committee," which exonerated Adesina and found ethics violation allegations submitted by a "whistleblower" group to be "baseless and unsubstantiated". 

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina at the 45th G7 Summit press conference in Biarritz, France, 2019.

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African leaders attending the 45th G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, 2019. (L-R) Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Senegalese President Macky Sall, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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