Sub-Saharan Africa

Environment

News

UK MPs support Bushmen

A motion signed by 42 MPs urges the UK government to encourage Botswana to respect the rights of Botswana's Bushmen.

24 November 2003

Conditionality

News

Debt and destruction in Senegal

A new report by Demba Moussa Demb

24 November 2003

Accountability

News

Chadians "mourn" while World Bank and oil companies celebrate pipeline

The coalition of Human Rights Associations in Chad has called for a national day of mourning on October 10, the date of the official inauguration of the Chad Cameroon Oil Pipeline.

8 October 2003

Land

News

Bank pushed policies likely to cause famine - book

A former Bank consultant has charged the Bank with pushing policies which would have led to the starvation of a third of a million people in Sierra Leone.

8 September 2003

Conditionality

Commentary

The myths and dangers of PRSPs

The myths of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers - that they are nationally owned, pro-poor, and poverty-reducing - should be debunked.

8 September 2003 | Guest comment

Accountability

News

Bank silent on corporate corruption in Lesotho

Controversy over the call for debarment of a Canadian contractor is proving a litmus test of the Bank's commitment to apply the same standards to corrupt Northern companies as it does to Southern governments.

8 September 2003

Conditionality

News

World Bank and IMF forcing privatisation: new report

Privatisation imposed by the World Bank and the IMF can be harmful to the most…

21 July 2003

Environment

Commentary

Chad-Cameroon: oil and poverty reduction don’t mix

Despite World Bank involvement, the Chad Cameroon petroleum project has confirmed that under authoritarian regimes there is a fundamental incompatibility between poverty alleviation objectives and oil exploitation activities.

28 May 2003 | Guest comment

Rights

News

Toxic waste dump or "world-class site"?

A new film points at contradictions in one of the World Bank's Prototype Carbon Fund projects in Durban, South Africa.

26 May 2003

Conditionality

News

IMF paper on NEPAD

A new IMF working paper on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), calls the agreement "visionary".

26 May 2003

Rights

News

African right to water

Activists, academics and civil society met in Accra 12-14 May for a conference entitled "Corporate Globalisation & the Scramble for Africa's Water: scrutinising the roles of Bretton Woods Institutions & donor community".

26 May 2003

Accountability

News

IFC project on Bushmen’s land

Most of the Bushmen of a Kalahari reserve in Botswana have been evicted to make way for exploitation of diamonds. Now the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is funding further exploration.

26 May 2003