The United States of America and African Development Bank crossroads


The issue of America’s interest in the affairs of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has generated one of the most heated discussions about US-Africa relations. At the heart of the conversation is the alleged meddlesomeness of the US in revisiting allegations of wrongdoing in the recruitment and award of consultancy contracts by the president of the bank – allegations already dismissed by the ethics committee and the bureau of governors.

This article attempts to provide a refreshing and provoking conceptual framework towards understanding the politics of Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina’s re-election bid as president of the bank, having been solidly endorsed by 54 leaders at the 2020…

Source: Nigerian Tribune