(June 2, 2009) A recent article by Lord Aikins Adusei in the Zimbabwe Observer asks some pointed questions of the international aid agencies and developed banks. After nearly 50 years and billions of dollars in loans and grants, he says, Africa remains a poverty-striken continent, rife with corruption and political instability.
(July 14, 2008) Debt Relief, 3rd Report 1997-1998, London: House of Commons The British House of Commons International Development Committee recognizes the concept of odious debt.
(January 16, 2008) The principles of the odious debt doctrine exploded into the modern debt debate following the U.S. led invasion of Iraq, capturing the attention of legal scholars and exciting new thought on the history, the foundation, and the future application of the doctrine.
(December 28, 2007) Martin Weiss, an analyst with the Congressional Research Service, the public policy research arm of the U.S. Congress, has published an updated paper about the treatment of Iraq’s debts by creditor nations following the fall of Saddam Hussein.
(May 18, 2007) All that mattered to Mr. Wolfowitz’s accusers was to be rid of him, whatever the pretext or methods.
(May 17, 2007) The resignation, effective June 30, brings a dramatic conclusion to two days of negotiations between Mr. Wolfowitz and the bank board after weeks of turmoil.
(May 15, 2007) More evidence the Wolfowitz accusers chose to ignore.
(May 14, 2007) According to a report by the World Bank’s ad hoc group, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz did violate ethics rules in his handling of a promotion and generous pay rise […]
(May 11, 2007) A blog advocating for the resignation of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz.
(May 10, 2007) “If this is true, it’s disappointing and outrageous. What is the point of giving us time to make a submission if they have already made up their minds?”
(May 3, 2007) Nearly 1,400 employees make more than Condi Rice.
(May 3, 2007) “I’m having a hard time whipping myself up into a state of indignation over Paul Wolfowitz. Sorry. Could it be me? Could it be the onset of delightful weather? Or could it be that Paul Wolfowitz is being railroaded?”
(May 2, 2007) “When the heated rhetoric of the Statements is set aside, there is substantial agreement between me and Mssrs. Melkert and Danino about many of the key facts.”
(May 1, 2007) Ad Melkert, former Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the World Bank’s Board of Directors, disputes statements by Paul Wolfowitz and his legal team.
(May 1, 2007) How ethical are Paul Wolfowitz’s detractors?