Civil service chief Leakey's anti-corruption drive could bring
in just enough aid to rescue the government
Kenya is almost broke. And the International Monetary Fund, which has been expertly teased with promises of reform by President Daniel arap Moi
's government several times before, is thinking about restarting the flow of aid. On 16 December, as we went to press, an IMF board meeting was to consider reopening negotiations (with several provisos) on US$175 million of low-interest credits under its Poverty Reduction and Growth (formerly Structural Adjustment) facility. An IMF deal could trigger a further $250 mn. of credits from the World Bank and bilateral donors.
To enliven Kenya's official anti-corruption campaign comes the bizarre saga of the cellular telephone licences. The licence to operate a second cellular system was awarded last mon...
President Mbeki is hugging some of his enemies - and shunning
A ruling party with a huge majority may not really need to crush its political opponents. Yet President Thabo Mbeki is squeezing as hard as he can the only possible rivals to his A...