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Wolfowitz oil danger.
A detailed article on Salon considers the likelihood that Wolfowitz will use his new position as World Bank head to get hold of more oil for the United States. The piece, by Daphne Eviatar, reminds readers that Wolfowitz "would be in a position to pressure the world's largest public financial institution to help pay for the exploration, drilling and transport of America's most coveted natural resource".
Alex Wilks ~ April 26, 2005
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
Alex Wilks ~ April 19, 2005
Weapons of mass salvation?
Prabhat Jha - a former former senior health specialist at the World Bank - urges Wolfowitz to focus on four "radically sensible steps". Jha starts sceptically: "no doubt, Paul Wolfowitz, the new president of the World Bank, understands the use of weapons of mass destruction. But does he understand the use of weapons of mass salvation?"
Alex Wilks ~ April 08, 2005
Tony Sisule, writing in The Nation (Narobi) is not convinced by Mr Wolfowitz's "politically correct" statements about wanting to do something about African poverty. Sisule says "It is obvious that the cause of poverty in Africa is poor access to international markets and the heavy debt burden. Good governance will only work if it is matched by a fair deal in international trade and the cancellation of debts".
Alex Wilks ~ April 06, 2005
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