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April 14, 2014  Lesotho: "Model" Project Drains Health Budget
    A new hospital in Lesotho, touted as a model for public-private partnership by the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC), is already draining the country's health budget and diverting resources from rural health, charges Oxfam International in a new report released on April 7. Cost overruns, high earnings by the private partner, and clauses imposing additional financial risks for the government offset the advantages of the new hospital in improved hospital care in the capital Maseru, the report contends.

Jan 27, 2008  Africa: Footloose Industry and Labor Rights
    "The largest investments in manufacturing [resulting from the U.S. Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)] are in the garment industry. However, throughout the world, garment industries have been the most footloose, moving from country to country following government incentives and low wages" - Global Policy Network

Nov 12, 2006  Lesotho: Anti-Corruption Actions
    Search the World Bank's website section on anti-corruption ( for "Lesotho" and you will get the following response: Your search - Lesotho - did not match any documents. No pages were found containing "Lesotho". But while the World Bank may not be paying attention, the small Southern African country has taken the lead in attacking corruption in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, a giant scheme financed by the World Bank itself.

Feb   1, 2005  USA/Africa: Textile Meltdown?

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November 19, 2015  Africa: Boosting ICTs
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September 30, 2015  Africa/Global: Climate Action Beyond Paris
September 21, 2015  Africa: Internet Usage Rising Rapidly

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