Why has Africa had such a small role in the famine relief effort?

24 August 2011

Dadaab in northeast Kenya is one of the largest refugee camps in the world

Aid to Africa (8 comments)

27 May 2009

By Michael Holman

Arena (Michael Holman): Of course aid corrupts. The evidence is there, from Congo to Kenya. And who can doubt that most aid to Africa does not work:  a greater percentage of Kenyans today live in poverty than at independence some 45 years ago, despite billions of dollars of foreign assistens. 

 

Aid to Africa: not only mad, but dangerous to receive. 

World Bank denies Kibaki bias (6 comments)

10 January 2008

By Krishna Guha, Michael Holman and William Wallis

 

The World Bank was yesterday struggling to reaffirm its neutrality in Kenya following the leaking of confidential memos that provide an account of the country's post election crisis that appears to favour Mwai Kibaki, the president. The World Bank has a portfolio of projects in Kenya amounting to at least $1bn, and is the most influential of the multilateral agencies in anchoring donor support. 

Leaked memo deepens Kenya crisis (333 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 (18 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. 

 

 

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