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Mary Robinson to lead probe into African Development Bank chief

Jul 02, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Former Irish president Mary Robinson will lead a panel that will look into corruption allegations against African Development Bank chief Akinwumi Adesina

LENDER. The African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Photo from AfDB website

Under-fire African Development Bank boss facing new graft probe

Jun 05, 2020 - 10:45 AM

Akinwumi Adesina, who is seeking reelection as president of the African Development Bank, now faces an independent inquiry

BANK CHIEF. African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina gives a press conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on September 13, 2019. File photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

African Development Bank says 'no decision' yet on demands for probe

May 29, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Niale Kaba, the chair of the African Development Bank board, counters what she says was 'false' information

LENDER. The African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Photo from AfDB website

African Development Bank chief hits back over graft accusations

May 27, 2020 - 11:15 PM

'I maintain my innocence with regard to trumped-up allegations that unjustly seek to impugn my honor and integrity, as well as the reputation of the African Development Bank,' says Akinwumi Adesina

BANK CHIEF. African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina gives a press conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on September 13, 2019. File photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

U.S. urges probe into alleged ethics breach by African Development Bank

May 25, 2020 - 11:10 PM

(UPDATED) A letter shows United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed 'deep reservations' about the outcome of an internal inquiry clearing African Development Bank chief Akinwumi Adesina

LENDER. The African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Photo from AfDB website

African Development Bank whistleblowers demand independent probe

May 12, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Whistleblowers claim the internal probe into allegations against African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina 'was tainted by irregularities'

LENDER. The African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Photo from AfDB website

African Development Bank chief cleared of ethics abuses

May 12, 2020 - 7:40 AM

The African Development Bank's ethics committee finds that the complaint against Akinwumi Adesina 'rested on no objective, solid facts'

BANK CHIEF. African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina gives a press conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on September 13, 2019. File photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

African Development Bank chief accused of multiple violations

Apr 07, 2020 - 7:55 AM

Akinwumi Adesina, who faces accusations of unethical conduct and preferential treatment, says the allegations against him are 'blatantly false'

African Development (AFDB) president Akinwumi Adesina gives a press conference after a G5 sahel energy summit on September 13, 2019 in Ouagadougou. - Producing 1,100 megawatts of solar electricity for 60 million G5 Sahel people by 2030 is the goal of the "Desert to Power" initiative presented by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Ouagadougou. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)