The World Bank and the African Union’s Covid-19 Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) agree to work together to deploy vaccines for 400 million Africans

14 June 2021 – The President of the World Bank, Mr David Malpass, and his senior management team comprised of Dr Axel van Trotsenburg and Dr Makhtar Diop met with the African Union’s COVID-19 Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) to discuss modalities for a partnership that will accelerate vaccine deployment to Africa. In a historic

Afreximbank Supports ARSO in the Harmonisation of African Automotive Standards

Cairo/Nairobi/Johannesburg, 8 June 2021: – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is supporting the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) to harmonise standards in the automotive sector in Africa in order to facilitate an accelerated development of the sector across the continent. The harmonised standards are to be adopted by individual African countries, facilitating cross-border trade, under the

Afreximbank Announces an African Medical Centre of Excellence in Abuja, Nigeria

King’s College Hospital, London (KCH) affirmed as Clinical Partner Cairo, 03 June 2021: – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the commencement of its African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE) project in Abuja, Nigeria. It will provide world-class care to both low and high-income patient groups across the continent.

Afreximbank and the Africa Finance Corporation sign agreement for vaccine manufacturing in Africa

Cairo, 28 May 2021: – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a collaboration agreement with Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) to facilitate and support manufacturing of vaccines on the continent, critical to supporting Africa’s fight against diseases, such as COVID-19. Under the agreement signed in April, Afreximbank and AFC will identify and engage partners, and co-finance

Afreximbank Records Strong Growth in Q1

Cairo, 27 May 2021: – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) today, in Cairo, released its unaudited financial statements for the three months ended 31 March 2021, showing strong and resilient growth, ahead of prior year results and in line with expectations. The Bank reported a net income of US$87.3 million, a 4% increase over the 2020

Afreximbank Begins Construction of Africa Quality Assurance Centre in Nigeria

Cairo, 19 May 2021 – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the commencement of construction of the Africa Quality Assurance Centre (AQAC) in Ogun State, Nigeria. The Centre will be a state-of-the-art facility with the capacity to offer testing, certification, inspection, and training services covering agricultural products. It is the first in a series of

Afreximbank Closes Historic US$1.3 billion bond

Cairo, 18 May 2021: – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) on 10 May 2021 successfully closed a US$1.3 billion dual tenor bond issuance, the Bank’s largest-ever transaction in the international debt capital markets. Afreximbank printed a US$600 million 5-year note at a spread of T+185bps and a US$700 million 10-year note at a spread of T+220bps,

Guinea Signs Establishment Agreement of Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA)

Cairo, 17 May 2021: – The Republic of Guinea has signed the Agreement for the Establishment of the Fund for Export-Development in Africa (FEDA), a development impact-oriented subsidiary of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). The Establishment Agreement was signed on 31 March 2021 by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ibrahima Khalil Kaba, on behalf

New report highlights Covid-19 impact on African trade finance

Cairo, 19 April 2021: – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A), released on 15 April 2021 a special African Trade Finance Survey Report which provides an authoritative assessment of the Impact of the