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Devastating debts

Arguments among rich countries are slowing progress on cutting Africa's debts

Africa’s hopes for more debt relief are caught between rich countries squabbling over who is to pay for the debt cuts and an increasingly militant international campaign to write o...


Revised downwards

The International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook projects African gross domestic product growth at 3.7 per cent this year, compared to its earlier forecast of 4.8 per cent....


Asian tigers, African lions

African finance ministers are looking more carefully at Asia's economic models, mired in currency and environmental crises

African finance ministers making the pilgrimage to Hong Kong for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank (23-25 September) were treated to a bizar...


Hitting the thieves

As corruption gets worse, the Bank is planning to clean up its own operations

By coincidence, the timing is perfect. As Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko, world leader in the corruption business, steals away to safety and a vast fortune, the World Bank is worrying ab...


The debt dealers

Regional power politics in Africa seem to be delaying a decision on debt reduction for Uganda ahead of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund' s Spring meetings in Washingt...


Politically correct

The World Bank's slow redeployment of its Africa Region staff (AC Vol 37 No 10) has given more senior jobs to Africans and women. Senegal's Mamadou Dia, formerly a division chief i...


Getting to the people

Africa is in the front line of President Wolfensohn's reforming bank

Each new President of the World Bank stamps his personality on the institution by reorganising its staff and functions. James Wolfensohn, who started his Presidency last June, has ...


What happened in Harare?

Discussions with several African finance ministers this year about the lack of technical capacity in the region have convinced World Bank President James Wolfensohn that this issue...


Dividing Africa

The World Bank is abuzz with speculation about reorganisation following an internal memo on 8 February confirming the appointment of two new Vice-Presidents for its Africa Region. ...


Early retirement

Kim Jaycox's retirement as Vice-President for Africa at the World Bank presages further changes in the Bank's organisation and policy. Bank President James Wolfensohn told staff Ja...


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