Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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Africa Partnership

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is also promoting an “Africa Partnership Initiative”.

12 December 2000

Environment

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Chadian president spends pipeline windfall on arms

In June the World Bank agreed to back the Chad Cameroon oil pipeline, despite serious reservations from civil society groups in Chad and around the world.

12 December 2000

Conditionality

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US rejects user fees

The US government has been forced to adopt legislation requiring it to oppose IMF and WB loans, which contain conditions for the imposition of user fees for primary education or primary health care.

12 December 2000

Conditionality

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Tanzanian NGOs criticise PRSP

The Government of Tanzania’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) was endorsed by the IMF and WB Boards in early December despite claims from Tanzanian NGOs that the consultative process was inadequate.

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

Social services

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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

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

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

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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