Sub-Saharan Africa

Conditionality

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Mozambique sugar industry threatened

The IMF looks set to repeat mistakes which led to the demise of Mozambique’s cashew processing industry.

11 August 2000

Rights

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Anti-IMF And Bank Protest Tear-Gassed

In Malawi in May, a peaceful official demonstration, led by the Congress of Trades Unions, against IMF and World Bank reform policies and calling for the government to consider peoples’ needs before conceding to donors’ demands was broken-up by police with tear gas.

14 June 2000

Knowledge

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Knowledge Bank’s Power In South Africa

A new book on South Africa includes fascinating material on the World Bank’s role as policy advocate for the post-apartheid era.

14 June 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

Gender

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Police break up anti-IMF protests in Zambia

In April protesters outside a Lusaka hotel where IMF and Zambian officials were meeting were dispersed by armed riot police in Zambia.

14 June 2000

Conditionality

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IMF demands Cote d’Ivoire austerity

The IMF has told the transition government in Cote d’Ivoire that it should cut government spending after finding that spending was more than double the level agreed by the former president, who was overthrown in December 1999.

14 June 2000

Infrastructure

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IMF oil price increase fuels protests

Threats of oil prices rises sparked protests in Nigeria in December.

15 April 2000

Finance

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Mozambican NGO rejects Bank emergency lending

The Mozambican Debt Group (MDG) has protested against the one-year moratorium on Mozambican debt service payments granted by the World Bank in response to the devastation caused by the worst floods experienced by the country, and against the Bank providing loans to support emergency efforts.

15 April 2000

Rights

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Chad-Cameroon latest

The oil companies involved in the Chad- Cameroon oilfield and pipeline project have pulled out of the planned deal.

15 April 2000

Infrastructure

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Ugandans condemn Bank on dam and environment

In late February two Ugandan organisations sent a strong memo to the World Bank about the proposed Bujagali Dam Project.

15 April 2000

Conditionality

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African heads warn against new conditionality

African heads of state met in Libreville, Gabon in January to discuss the economic agenda for Africa in the new millennium.

15 April 2000

Conditionality

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Chiluba attack on IMF

Zambian President, Fredrick Chiluba has blamed the IMF for Zambia’s economic problems, saying that the IMF’s reforms, advocated by rich countries, had brought unemployment and a rise in poverty levels.

15 April 2000