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The AfDB appoints its new Head of Communications

By African Press Organization (APO)
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TUNIS, Tunisia, March 14, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- On Wednesday, the African press Organisation (APO) described “its great pleasure” on the announcement of the appointment of Mr Magatte Wade to the position of Head ag Communication and External Relations Unit of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB).


The APO immediately sent “its heartfelt congratulations” to the new Head of Communications of the ADB.

“I am particularly pleased with this choice, since it rewards a man, whose skills and experience have been recognised and appreciated by both African and Western journalists as a whole and these are the people with whom he has developed professional relations, based on professionalism and trust. (…) I wish Mr Wade every success in his new post and would like to assure him of the full support of the African Press Organisation” declared the Secretary-general of the African Press Organisation (APO), Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard.

Mr. Magatte Wade succeeds Mr. Richard Uku.

Mr Wade holds a Doctorate in Literature and Human Sciences from the Cheikh Anta Diop University. He also holds a Degree Certificate and a Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Technology from the Communications Study and Research Centre from Abidjan University and a Certificate of Organisational Behaviour from Robert Kennedy College. Mr. Wade was Secretary of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) from 1997 to 2001 after working as a communications consultant on behalf of several national and international organisations, such as the technology park, the African ILO, the UNDP, GTZ and ADB. It was under his mandate that the AADFI gained independence from the ADB and was able to construct its offices at Deux Plateaux in Abidjan.

Mr. Wade headed the communications unit of the ADB, when it relocated its operations to Tunis. He is returning to a post that he knows very well.