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Tanzania Lets Pregnant Girls Attend School With World Bank Project

Tanzania Lets Pregnant Girls Attend School With World Bank Project

Thousands of pregnant girls will attend school in Tanzania as part of a $500-million World Bank loan which had been delayed for years due to the country’s ban on expectant students. Tanzania’s education minister Joyce Ndalichako said the loan aimed to improve access to and the quality of secondary education for all Tanzanian students – […]

World Bank Approves Opposed $500m Education Loan To Tanzania

World Bank Approves Opposed $500m Education Loan To Tanzania

The World Bank has finally approved the $500 million education loan that was delayed following pressure from civil society organisations which raised concerns over schoolgirls’ rights. The global lender said in a statement on Wednesday, April 1, that the education support will directly benefit about 6.5 million secondary school students by strengthening government-run schools and […]

World Bank Disregarding Ban On Pregnant Schoolgirls

World Bank Disregarding Ban On Pregnant Schoolgirls

The World Bank may reverse its hold on a US$500 million education loan to Tanzania despite the government’s policy of expelling pregnant schoolgirls. On January 28, 2020, the World Bank Board of Executive Directors will vote on the loan to fund Tanzania’s secondary education strategy. “The World Bank understands that providing girls with safe, quality […]

World Bank Blacklists Six Chinese Firms In Nigeria For Contract Fraud, Corruption

World Bank Blacklists Six Chinese Firms In Nigeria For Contract Fraud, Corruption

Some Chinese companies in Nigeria have been blacklisted by the World Bank for fraud and corruption. The companies include China Railway Construction (International) Nigeria Company Limited, China Railway 18th Bureau Nigeria Engineering Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Lekki (FTA) Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Railway Company Limited, CRCC Petroleum & Gas Company Limited, and CCECC Nigeria Company […]

54,000 Women To Benefit From $15 Million World Bank Programme In Kebbi

54,000 Women To Benefit From $15 Million World Bank Programme In Kebbi

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State says the World Bank assisted “Nigeria for Women Project” will expend $15 million on the execution of the programme in three local government areas of the state. Mr Bagudu disclosed this while answering questions from journalists after meeting with a delegation of the World Bank who paid him a […]

Kenya Seeks U.S.$740 Million From World Bank

Kenya Seeks U.S.$740 Million From World Bank

For the first time in more than a decade, Kenya has reached out to the World Bank for an urgent loan in the form of budget support. This signals the gravity of the country’s rapidly deteriorating cash-flow situation that is characterised by falling revenues and worsening debt service obligations. PUBLIC PURSE The Nation has learnt […]

World Bank Appoints Prof Pate As Global Director

World Bank Appoints Prof Pate As Global Director

The World Bank has confirmed the selection of Dr. Muhammad Pate as its Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population and also Director of Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF). The appointment takes effect from July 1, 2019. Until recently, Dr. Pate was the CEO of Big Win Philanthropy in the UK, […]

Nigeria’s Economy Is Bleak, Says World Bank

Nigeria’s Economy Is Bleak, Says World Bank

The World Bank has said that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to hover slightly below two per cent in 2018, largely driven by non-oil industry and services. Its “Economic Update” issued in Abuja yesterday indicates that Nigeria, like many other countries, has underinvested in human capital and remains very low compared to […]

Zimbabwe Aims To Clear World Bank, AfDB Arrears In 12 months – Minister

Zimbabwe Aims To Clear World Bank, AfDB Arrears In 12 months – Minister

Zimbabwe aims to clear its $2 billion arrears with the World Bank and African Development Bank in the next 12 months, after securing the support of international creditors and donor countries, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said on Friday. Zimbabwe has struggled to access international credit since defaulting on its debts to global lenders two decades […]

World Bank Donates To Monrovia City Cooperation

World Bank Donates To Monrovia City Cooperation

The World Bank through its Clus Project has donated three new Double Cabin Hilux pick-ups to the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC). The donation was made by the World Bank to be specifically used by the Monrovia City Government Solid Waste Management Department. The Solid waste management Department envisions a clean and healthy city of Monrovia […]

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