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Wolfensohn: African governance “polluted”

15 November 2004

African governance has been “polluted by western intrusion,” James Wolfensohn, World Bank president said at the United Nations African Development Forum in Addis Ababa in October. He told politicians and delegates they must tap their own traditional systems and values. In recognition of this new insight, observers wonder if structural adjustment lending will be renamed ‘traditional systems and value lending’.