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UPDATE 1-African Development Bank re-elects Akinwumi Adesina as president

(Updates with official statement)

ABIDJAN, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Thursday its board had re-elected Akinwumi Adesina for a second five-year term as AfDB president.

The Abidjan-based bank conducted the vote to reappoint Adesina during its annual meeting on Thursday, which is being held via video link.

Adesina, who was running unopposed, gained 100% of votes cast, the bank said in a statement.

His reappointment comes after the bank’s ethics committee and an independent panel investigated whistleblowers’ allegations he had abused his office and cleared him of all wrongdoing in July. (Reporting by Ange Aboa Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Jane Merriman and Alison Williams)

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