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Nigeria Gets U.S.$125 Million World Bank Funds to Tackle Polio

Nigeria Gets U.S.$125 Million World Bank Funds to Tackle Polio

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said Federal Government had obtained a 125-million-dollar loan from the World Bank to tackle fresh cases of polio and other health challenges in the country. The minister made this known while briefing the Senate Committee on Primary Health and Communicable Diseases on Thursday in Abuja. Adowole said that with […]

Escalation Of Ebola Crisis Could Have Been Avoided, Says World Bank President

Escalation Of Ebola Crisis Could Have Been Avoided, Says World Bank President

The catastrophic Ebola outbreak in west Africa could have been snuffed out as early as the summer of 2014 had sufficient money been available, according to Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank president. Instead, the number of cases increased tenfold in three months. Although the bank made emergency funds available in August 2014, most of […]

World Bank Gives Guinea $15m To Support Agriculture Sector

World Bank Gives Guinea $15m To Support Agriculture Sector

The World Bank will release 15 million dollars to support Guinea’s agriculture sector which was seriously affected by the Ebola epidemic, an official source said on Tuesday. The National Service for Agricultural Statistics said that the support was part of the national agricultural investment plan that focused on all aspects of agriculture that include farming […]

Appeal On Abacha Loot: World Bank Asks For More Time

Appeal On Abacha Loot: World Bank Asks For More Time

The World Bank Access to Information Committee has asked for more time to reach a decision on the appeal lodged with it by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) regarding spending of recovered stolen funds by the late General Sani Abacha. The letter addressed to Olukayode Majekodunmi SERAP deputy director and received yesterday by the […]

2016 Risks Becoming The Year Of All Dangers For Africa

2016 Risks Becoming The Year Of All Dangers For Africa

For the past three weeks, most of the news coming from Africa has been negative. Dramatic images of terrorist attacks in Ivory Coast and Mali played out on TV, as did national elections in Niger, Benin and Congo, held in a climate of popular resentment and very low turnout. However, this is only the tip […]

How the World Bank is ‘nudging’ attitudes to health and hygiene

How the World Bank is ‘nudging’ attitudes to health and hygiene

Every two months, 800 women gather in a church courtyard in the village of Tritriva, Madagascar, to receive cash from the Malagasy government. Mothers of six- to 10-year-olds get the payment only if their children have regularly attended school. For those with children under five, it’s unconditional – but they are given information about family […]

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