World Bank told to investigate links to Ethiopia ‘villagisation’ project

World Bank told to investigate links to Ethiopia ‘villagisation’ project

Bank’s accountability panel says complaints by Ethiopians of forced evictions in Gambella should be looked into William Lloyd George in Addis Ababa March 19,2013 (theguardian) An independent panel has called for an investigation into a World Bank-funded project in Ethiopia following accusations from refugees that the bank is funding a programme that forced people off their land. In […]

Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline defies US

Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline defies US

  BBC President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have inaugurated a controversial gas pipeline linking the two neighbours. The US has warned that the project could incur sanctions connected with Iran’s nuclear programme. The long-delayed pipeline is seen in Pakistan as a way of alleviating the country’s chronic energy shortages. The […]

Pistorius ‘certainly not suicidal’: uncle

Pistorius ‘certainly not suicidal’: uncle

  JOHANNESBURG (AFP) — Paralympic sprint champion Oscar Pistorius is in deep mourning after killing his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, but is “certainly not suicidal” his family said Monday. “Oscar, broken as he currently is, believes he has a purpose in life and is working towards that. Media reports to the contrary are untrue,” said […]

(Reuters) – Presidential candidates Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles have begun Venezuela’s election race with scathing personal attacks even as mourners still file past the late Hugo Chavez’s corpse.

(Reuters) – Presidential candidates Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles have begun Venezuela’s election race with scathing personal attacks even as mourners still file past the late Hugo Chavez’s corpse.

Maduro, who was sworn in as acting president after Chavez succumbed to cancer last week, is seen as the favorite to win the April 14 election, bolstered by an oil-financed state apparatus and a wave of public sympathy over Chavez’s death. “I am not Chavez, but I am his son,” Maduro told thousands of cheering, […]