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Vol 48 No 11

Published 25th May 2007


A wolf in the Congo

Key to the contracts investigation in Congo-Kinshasa will be the role of the World Bank and the legacy of the anti-corruption policies pushed by its outgoing President, Paul Wolfowitz. With backing from Britain and the United States, the Bank has released over US$1.2 billion and promised $2.4 bn. more to support the transition under President Joseph Kabila. It was criticised for tacitly endorsing some of the contracts now under scrutiny.

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