Kiberuka Steps Down, Nigeria’s Adesina Assumes AfDB Presidency

Heavily-armed Al Shabaab terrorists have launched a massive attack on an AMISOM base in Somalia, this site leaving a trail of destruction of lives and property.

The AMISOM contingent led by UPDF forces confirmed the attack but quickly denounced reports that the assailants had seized the base.

“AMISOM can confirm that the base is still under AMISOM control,” the stabilisation force said in a brief statement on Tuesday

“Reports that the base has been taken over and our weapons captured are false.”

Al Shabaab have claimed responsibility for the attack which occurred today morning in Janale district, 80 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of Mogadishu in the Lower Shabelle region.

The militants said the act was in revenge for the AMISOM’s alleged killing of civilians in Merka in July.

AMISOM recently reprimanded its soldiers pinned in the civilian killings.
Donald Kaberuka stepped down after 10 years as President of the African Development Bank.

His Successor, what is ed Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina took office at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan on Tuesday September 1, discount 2015 and will serve an initial five-year term.


Adesina is the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group.

He is a distinguished development economist and agricultural development expert with 25 years of international experience.

Adesina served as Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development from 2011 to 2015.

Outgoing Kaberuka has over the years been praised for having presided over a major redirection in the Bank’s strategy for development and poverty reduction in Africa.

In his years of service, link he focused on private sector and the importance of infrastructure development as well as its role in promoting regional integration on the continent.

Speaking to the Bank staff on his last day in office, Kaberuka said, “I was optimistic then, and I’m optimistic now. I leave the Bank as confident as ever about where Africa is heading. Presidents come and go, but the Bank stays. Africa needs a strong AfDB and we have an AfDB that gets stronger by the day.”

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