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Ebola: celebration of ADB 50 years postponed

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Triumphantly announced, the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of African Development Bank (ADB) did no more take place on Tuesday, 4th November 2014. The financial institution prefers to concentrate on the fight against Ebola virus disease that rages in West Africa (particularly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea).

As Africa Top Success reported it, ADB promised to pay out 150 million dollars, that is about 75 billion FCFA for the fight against the Ebola virus hemorrhagic epidemic.

Here as below, an extract of the communiqué from ADB:

The celebration of the 50th anniversary of ADB was planned on Tuesday, 4th November 2014. However, having carefully examined the question and consulted its Board meeting, it was decided that the Bank concentrates its efforts and resources at the moment to fight against the Ebola hemorrhagic fever epidemic and bring an adequate support to the affected member countries.

Consequently, Government and ADB inform the national and international opinion and all the member states of the postponement of the celebration of fiftieth anniversary to a date that will be communicated later.


Original textby: Roger ADZAFO

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