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AfDB annual summit opens in Zambia

The African Development Bank (AfDB) 2016 annual meeting has opened Monday in Zambia’s capital Lusaka.


The meeting brings together several delegates from around the world. At least three African heads of state; Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, Chad’s Idriss Derby and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, are expected to attend the five-day meeting as well as many former heads of state.

AfDB has launched the African Economic Outlook 2016 report, which has indicated that the continent’s economic performance held firm in 2015 amid global headwinds and regional shocks. The continent remained the second fastest growing economic region after East Asia, it said.

According to the report’s forecast, Africa’s average growth was expected at 3.7 per cent in 2016 and pick up to 4.5 per cent in 2017, provided the world economy strengthens.

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