Sub-Saharan Africa

Conditionality

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Reflections on Kenyan PRSP process

NGOs in Kenya are highly critical that the Poverty Reduction Strategy process did not fully involve NGOs, was dominated by the Bank and IMF and was not poverty focussed.

12 December 2000

Conditionality

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Nigerian union takes IMF and Bank to court

In October, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) asked the High Court in Lagos to declare as illegal, pressures by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on President Olusegun Obasanjo to implement their economic policies on Nigerians.

26 October 2000

Environment

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Chad-Cameroon mechanism contested

Civil society groups have provided detailed comments to the World Bank on the proposed International Advisory Group which is supposed to monitor implementation of the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline.

26 October 2000

Conditionality

News

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

Accountability

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Kenya MPs urge aid halt over graft

In mid-July 64 Kenyan MPs signed a statement urging the IMF and World Bank to suspend discussions on new loans to their government after a select committee report into corruption was cut, deleting the names of some politicians and civil servants.

11 August 2000

Rights

News

Köhler go home say South Africans

In July South African activists told IMF Managing Director Horst K

11 August 2000

Conditionality

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Nigerian parliament rejects IMF

In July, the Nigerian House of Representatives adopted a non-binding motion urging the federal government to suspend all activities in respect of an IMF standby loan until the conditions were made public.

11 August 2000

Rights

News

Chad-Cameroon latest

The World Bank Board approved the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project in early June.

11 August 2000

Social services

News

Bank announces major AIDS funding

The World Bank announced in early July that it is to make available $500 million in loans to help countries combat the growing threat of AIDS.

11 August 2000

Rights

News

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

News

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

News

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