World Bank

21 Apr 2022

Zambia: Are we there yet?

Zambia: Are we there yet?   By Leon Louw, owner and editor of WhyAfrica Zambia’s growth potential has historically been stifled by political interference and maladministration. However, the new government of […]
29 Mar 2022

Sudan could be heading for collapse warns UN representative

Sudan could be heading for collapse warns UN representative Sudan is heading towards economic and security collapse and could lose out on billions in external aid if the country fails […]
19 Jan 2022

Non-revenue water an opportunity for SA

Non-revenue water an opportunity for SA Non-revenue water remains a challenge – and yet a significant opportunity – for South African municipalities. According to the World Bank‘s Water Resources Group, […]
5 Jan 2022

Will Sub-Saharan Africa shed the Covid scourge?

Will Sub-Saharan Africa shed the Covid scourge?     If Sub Saharan Africa sheds the Covid scourge, the region could emerge as a winner in 2022, writes Leon Louw, WhyAfrica’s editor and […]
22 Dec 2021

Biodiversity: Africa’s greatest asset

Biodiversity: Africa’s greatest asset The degradation of natural ecosystems and the loss of biodiversity in poor African countries could destroy the foundations for future growth, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of […]
13 Dec 2021

Release by Scatec to deliver clean energy in Chad and Cameroon

Release by Scatec to deliver clean energy in Chad and Cameroon Release by Scatec has entered into two significant agreements to provide clean and reliable electricity in Chad and Cameroon. […]
12 Dec 2021

AfDB/IFC partnership to advance development of Lusophone African countries

AfDB/IFC partnership to advance development of Lusophone African countries The African Development Bank and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, recently signed a partnership agreement admitting IFC as […]
27 Nov 2021

The link between power security and water

The link between power security and water In summer, people in California in the USA are on the edge of their seats during wildfire season. The U.S. state’s vast forests, […]
14 Nov 2021

New initiative will enable remote monitoring and evaluation

New initiative will enable remote monitoring and evaluation The African Development Bank’s collaborative ICT initiative RASME, will enable remote monitoring and evaluation of development projects in real time. The African […]
24 Jul 2021

Sudan could be a breadbasket but security remains a concern

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  24 July 2021 – Sudan could be the breadbasket of North and East Africa, but safety and security remains a concern that […]
27 Jun 2021

Nature based tourism could be a money spinner for Africa

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 26 June 2021 – Africa is well known for its wildlife and exceptional natural beauty. Nature-based tourism could be a money spinner […]
21 Jun 2021

Economic returns of investing in protected areas and nature-based tourism are significant says World Bank

 21 June 2021 – A new World Bank report released last week shows that for every dollar governments invest in protected areas and support for nature-based tourism, the economic rate […]
15 Jun 2021

Nigeria’s latest gas-related power shortages could have been avoided.

Opinion Piece by Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd 15 June 2021 – At the end of May 2021, Nigeria’s national power generation dropped to […]
27 May 2021

Lusaka’s water point ambassadors turn the tap to protect residents from Covid-19

27 May 2021 – A water point attendant in Zambia’s capital Lusaka has a new role beyond filling up containers for residents at the community tap. John Nyambe spreads the […]
8 Apr 2021

World Bank provides USD375 to boost pastoral production systems in the Sahel.

08 April 2021 – Pastoralism is a key driver of growth that provides livelihoods for more than 20 million people in the Sahel. The World Bank recently provided USD375 to […]