Leaked memo deepens Kenya crisis (459 comments)

10 January 2008

By William Wallis and Michael Holman in London and Krishna Guha in Washington

A confidential memo from the World Bank's Kenya office that supports President Mwai Kibaki's claim of victory in the country's disputed elections plunged the Washington-based lender into controversy on Wednesday. The memo claims that "the considered view of the UN is that the Electoral Commision of Kenya announcement of a Kibaki win is correct". 

Leaked memos fuel poll dispute (21 comments)

10 January 2008

By William Wallis and Michael Holman in London and Krishna Guha in Washington

 

The World Bank was yesterday struggling to reaffirm its neutrality in Kenya's unfolding crisis following the leaking of confidential memos providing an account of the disputed election that appears to favour President Mwai Kibaki. 

 

 

Crisis in Kenya leaves guilty stain on the west (304 comments)

1 January 2008

By Michael Holman

As western leaders scramble to prevent Kenya's descent into chaos they should find time to consider their own failure to respond to a crisis that has been long in the making. Seldom has an African tragedy been signalled so far in advance. Fore hte past three years the international donor community, led by the World Bank and supported by the International Monetary Fund, have ignored the warning signs and knowingly backed one of Africa's most corrupt regimes.