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Africa in May: Delayed AfDB meetings, Covid-19 vaccines to acute peak food insecurity

By The Africa Report
Posted on Friday, 23 April 2021 18:26, updated on Saturday, 24 April 2021 12:15

A nurse shows a bottle of the COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Accra, Ghana, on 2 March 2021 (Photo by Seth/Xinhua) -

The month of May is set to be a busy one on the continent - from the distribution of Covid vaccines to tech conferences, and more.

Finance

AfDB – meetings postponed to June

Ghana was set to welcome the African Development Bank (AfDB) for its Annual Meetings from 24 to 28 May, but that has since been postponed to June because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Just as they were last year, the virtual meetings will be held from the bank’s headquarters in Abidjan.

AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina is also keen to take measures to avoid a downgrading of the Bank’s credit risk, since losing its AAA rating would raise its borrowing costs.

Covid-19 vaccination programmes