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Right-wing paternalism. A strong article in the Weekly Akhram reviews African criticism of Wolfowitz. Gamal Nkrumah, author of the article, comments: "it is no secret that the developing countries of the South feel threatened and utterly frustrated by the nomination of Wolfowitz as the new World Bank head

The piece quotes Yao Graham of Third World Network Africa: "grants will be given to countries that serve America's interests. Wolfowitz has an old-fashioned notion of poverty alleviation which smacks of right-wing paternalism. The Middle Powers (countries like China, India and Brazil) don't care much about the World Bank. They are not so dependent on the bank. It is the weakest and poorest countries that stand to lose the most by the agenda set by Wolfowitz".

Alex Wilks ~ April 19, 2005

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