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World Bank moving forward on first $1.7 billion in pandemic aid projects

23 March 2020, 1:00 AM

The World Bank’s executive board is expected to consider later this week the first fast-track funds to help Afghanistan and Ethiopia respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bank’s president said on Sunday.

World Bank adds $2 bln to funds available for coronavirus response

18 March 2020, 12:08 AM

The World Bank on Tuesday said it had increased to $14 billion the amount of fast-track financing available to members to respond to the global coronavirus pandemic, adding $2 billion to an initial package announced on March 3.

IMF, World Bank test ability to work remotely ahead of virtual meetings

11 March 2020, 5:03 AM

The International Monetary Fund and World Bank said on Tuesday they were testing the ability of thousands of staff members in Washington to work remotely as they prepare for virtual Spring Meetings next month because of the fast-spreading coronavirus.

Sudan agrees to compensate families of USS Cole victims – state news agency

13 February 2020, 9:10 PM

Sudan has agreed to compensate the families of sailors killed in an al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole warship 20 years ago, state news agency SUNA said on Thursday, part of government efforts to remove the country from a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction work on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to finalise Blue Nile dam agreement this month

16 January 2020, 6:10 AM

Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agreed to reconvene in Washington later this month to finalize an agreement on a giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile.

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