Austerity, Bono and a culure of cuts (82 comments)

22 December 2010

By Michael holman

 

Thank goodness, the IMF and the bank don't bother us in Africa. Instead they now watch Ireland, writes Michael Holman An article about "cuts".

World Bank denies Kibaki bias (8 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 (537 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 (597 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. 

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