(June 9, 2006) Religious leaders say Kenya should be given a debt write-off or the nation should stop repaying them.
(June 6, 2006) As it is today, the Paris Club does not have any legitimacy. Civil society organizations from the South and the North demand a radical change of the current state of affairs in international debt management.
(June 5, 2006) The first year of Paul Wolfowitz at the World Bank.
(June 4, 2006) A group, African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANE-EJ), has called on the National Assembly to reject a proposal sent by President Olusegun Obasanjo to settle London Club debt at the expense of key development challenges in Nigeria.
(June 4, 2006) The rush to pay off foreign loans has derailed Nigeria’s chance to challenge its odious debts, claims Lagos-based lawyer and commentator Remi Ogunmefun in "Nigeria after debt relief".
(May 24, 2006) Certainly there is harsh criticism of Wolfowitz, but it seems tempered by a sense that his approach offers a chance for change at the World Bank, a lumbering institution often berated as secretive, bureaucratic and ineffective.
(May 24, 2006) The battle for the cancellation of Nigeria’s foreign debt has been won and lost.
(March 13, 2006) Last year was celebrated as the "Year of Africa." Tony Blair proposed a doubling of aid to the continent; the world’s rich nations promised debt elimination; and the Bush administration talked up its remarkably good record in boosting foreign assistance.
(March 7, 2006) The Kenyan government has hired the Saatchi and Saatchi advertising agency to handle its nationwide anti-corruption campaign.
(April 25, 2006) Following allegations of corruption, a local NGO has appealed for an audit of the tenders allocated in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), the world’s largest water transfer operation.
(April 22, 2006) Ahead of this weekend’s Spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), Africa Action and allied organizations today staged a theatrical "health inspection" of these institutions, finding them to be a public health hazard in Africa and other impoverished regions.
(April 14, 2006) Italy’s biggest construction company Impregilo has lost an appeal to challenge the right of the high court in Lesotho to try it for bribing officials to win a major dam contract there.
(April 11, 2006) Jubilee USA and East Timor and Indonesia Action Networks challenge Wolfowitz to address roots of corruption by canceling Indonesia’s Suharto-era debt.
(April 11, 2006) "Corruption is not just a problem for developing countries to deal with. . . . Indeed, every corrupt transaction has, unfortunately, at least two parties, and very often the bribe givers are from developed countries."
(April 8, 2006) Will it touch the roots?