(April 4, 2006) United Nations sanctions against Saddam Hussein may have failed to end his regime but they succeeded in enriching both the Iraqi dictator and corporations able to manipulate the scandal-ridden world body’s Oil-for-Food program.
(March 31, 2006) There’s much more to be done on debt relief.
(March 30, 2006) Debt relief advocate, Jubilee USA Network, has welcomed approval of debt cancellation by the World Bank Executive Board for some impoverished countries, and urged the Bank to remove deadly delays to debt cancellation for additional impoverished countries.
(March 28, 2006) Last July, debt relief was all the rage. Fast forward to the present. Public attention has shifted elsewhere, the G8 deal has only been partially implemented, and much more work remains to be done.
(March 26, 2006) Michiel du Plooy must be a nervous man. The Free State businessman is expected to be a key witness in the next corruption case to be launched by the Lesotho prosecuting authority.
(March 22, 2006) Florida: The time has come for Floridians to talk seriously about the debt burden our Latin American neighbors face.
(March 15, 2006) Debt campaigners lobbied the US government for the 100 percent cancellation of Liberia’s odious debts in the lead-up to an address to the US Congress by Liberia’s new president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first woman president.
(March 13, 2006) The new head of the World Bank is ruffling feathers, but his intolerance of crooked politicians should be applauded, writes Salil Tripathi.
(March 10, 2006) This report estimates “apartheid-caused debt” at UKP28 billion. That is the UKP11 billion that South Africa borrowed to maintain apartheid, and the UKP17 billion that the neighbouring states borrowed because of apartheid destabilisation and aggression. This is 74% of the present regional debt of UKP38 billion.
(March 8, 2006) A few weeks ago, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff in the State Department, Lawrence Wilkerson, revealed to a PBS NOW audience something we all knew anyway about Saddam Hussein’s weapons arsenal: ‘I participated in a hoax on the American people, the international community, and the United Nations Security Council.’
(March 7, 2005) The long awaited final report of British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Commission for Africa calls on the developed world to help Africa curb corruption by cleaning up its own act, reports the UK’s Guardian newspaper.
(March 6, 2006) The ongoing revelations of corruption at the heart of Kenya’s government pose the question: what will happen to the masterminds?
(March 1, 2006) They call Douala the “armpit of Africa.” Lodged beneath the bulging shoulder of West Africa, this malaria-infested city in southwestern Cameroon is humid, unattractive, and smelly.
(February 13, 2006) A former Kenyan anti-corruption czar responsible for distributing a tape that implicates his government in corruption is facing allegations he was a spy for Britain.
(February 12, 2006) The former top Lesotho official on the Highlands Water Commission, now an influential adviser on water matters with The New Partnership for Africa’s Development, has been charged with bribery involving over R1-million.