Nigeria: One Man’s Trash – How Garbage Could Solve Nigeria’s Energy Crisis

[Daily Maverick] Experts believe that Nigeria’s capital city, Lagos, can be energy-sufficient if it can tap into the latent power of its organic garbage, so why has an innovative project to turn food waste into power been abandoned, leaving millions of Nigerians in the dark? By ADELANA OLAJIDE.

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Uganda: World Bank Pledges $120 Million for Water Projects

[Monitor] Kampala -The World Bank has confirmed it will continue to disburse moneys to support the Water Development and Management Project (WMDP) after a mid-term review found the performance of projects under the Ministry of Water and Environment and National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) satisfactory.

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Ethiopia: Moral Bankruptcy – World Bank Reinvents Tainted Aid Program

[Fahamu] For years, the program has been associated with human rights abuses and the forced relocation of indigenous communities while paving the road for large-scale land grabs. These issues were highlighted in a report by the World Bank’s own independent Inspection Panel in 2015.

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Africa: World Bank Wants to Stop Anonymous Firms Winning Contracts

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Washington -The World Bank wants all corporate bidders on bank-funded projects to publicly reveal their true owners as a way of tackling fraud and cronyism in government contracts, a senior official said.

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