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A person dressed in Ebola protective apparel is seen inside an Ebola care facility at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World at risk of pandemics that could kill millions, panel warns

18 September 2019, 5:45 AM

The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, co-convened by the World Bank and WHO, warned that epidemic-prone viral diseases like Ebola, flu and SARS are increasingly tough to manage in a world dominated by lengthy conflicts, fragile states and forced migration.

Sudan's new Prime Minister in the transitional government Abdalla Hamdok, speaks during a Reuters interview in Khartoum, Sudan.

Sudan needs up to $10 billion in aid to rebuild economy: PM

25 August 2019, 7:11 AM

Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok an economist, who has worked for the UN Economic Commission for Africa, said he had started talks with the IMF and the World Bank to discuss restructuring Sudan’s crippling debt.

Mohammad Abdel Haleem, Chief Executive Officer of Doroob Technologies, uses Doroob Navigator application as he drives his car at an Israeli checkpoint in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks

5 August 2019, 11:57 AM

Launched in June and designed by Palestinians, Doroob Navigator crowd-sources road closures and traffic data from users. It aims to supplant apps like Google Maps and Waze.

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Africa poses critical challenge for World Bank and IMF

21 July 2019, 6:38 AM

Global heat maps of extreme poverty show Africa in deep red. And the problem will only accelerate as population on the continent grows in coming decades.

Trump considered daughter Ivanka for head of World Bank

12 April 2019, 2:55 PM

President Donald Trump considered nominating his daughter to head the World Bank, and she also would have been “great” as US ambassador to the United Nations, he said in an interview published Friday.

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