Energy

Infrastructure

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Nigerians condemn IFC collaboration with Shell

IFC plans for a joint project with the Shell oil company in Nigeria have been condemned by Niger Delta-based community organisations and international human rights groups.

18 June 2001

Infrastructure

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Conference demands Bank fossil fuels ban

A conference in February demanded that agencies such as the World Bank should stop funding fossil-fuel mining and power projects, and instead pay to repair the social and environmental damage already caused by these industries.

5 April 2001

Infrastructure

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Indian power sector employees protest privatisation

More than a million electricity workers protested for a day in December against a proposed bill that follows “World Bank prescriptions” to privatize the power sector in India.

6 February 2001

Infrastructure

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Kenya faces new aid embargo

In January the IMF and World Bank threatened to cut off Kenya from more than $450 million in aid as a result of a parliamentary bill on interest rate controls.

6 February 2001

Infrastructure

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Ugandan dam concerns

Ugandan and international NGOs have written to the head of the IFC to raise concerns about its planned support for the Bujagali Falls dam.

12 December 2000

Conditionality

News

Russian u-turn on IMF conditionality

In September, Russia reimposed energy sector controls to force Russian oil companies to sell some of their product on the home market, only months after it removed them to comply with IMF conditionality.

26 October 2000

Infrastructure

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Indians protest at power price increases

Increased power tariffs as part of World Bank plans to privatize the power sector in Andhra Pradesh, India have sparked protests.

11 August 2000

Infrastructure

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Chad Oil Project Nears Decision

In May Chadian and international organisations called for the World Bank to delay its decision on funding the proposed Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, scheduled for early June.

14 June 2000

Infrastructure

News

World Bank Backs Czech Nuclear Power

A study released in April by Hnuti Duha (Friends of the Earth, Czech Republic) and the CEE Bankwatch Network found that World Bank resources “are directly supporting nuclear facilities in the Czech Republic”.

14 June 2000

Infrastructure

News

Pak Mun Dam Controversy Fuelled

The Thai authorities and the World Bank, the main funders for the Pak Mun dam project, hailed the dam as a big success, but the World Commission on Dams (WCD) recently released a critical evaluation.

14 June 2000