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Ruto Meets African Leaders During AfDB Annual Meeting

Kenya is currently hosting the African Development Bank annual meeting which has brought together different delegates including heads of state across Africa.

The AfDB annual general meeting being held at the KICC started on May 27 and will conclude on May 31.

This year’s theme is “Africa’s Transformation: the African Development Bank, and the Reform of the Global Financial Architecture”.

The theme is set against the realisation that despite sustained economic growth over the past two decades, Africa’s economic transformation remains a work in progress with a lot more to be done.

President William Ruto joined other heads of state on Wednesday in a high-level presidential dialogue to discuss the slow pace of transformation in Africa, identifying the key challenges and opportunities.

Presidents who attended the meeting were Paul Kagame-Rwanda, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé-Togo, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa-Zimbabwe, Mohamed Younis al-Menfi-Libya, Joseph Nyuma Boakai- Liberia, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi- Mozambique.

Evariste Ndayishimiye-Burundi, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani- Mauritania, Denis Sassou Nguesso-Congo, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-Ghana, Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister Ethiopia, Felix Tshisekedi- DR Congo, Samia Suluhu Hassan-Tanzania.

Other members who also attended are Joaquim Alberto Chissano- former Mozambique president, Akinwumi Adesina-AfDB president, Muhammad Al Jasser- Islamic Development Bank and Moussa Faki Mahamat-African Union Commission chairperson.



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