Makhtar Diop

Type: Person
Name: Makhtar Diop
Title: Country Director (Kenya Somalia Eritrea) World Bank (Kenya)
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

World Bank finances 96MW power plant in Senegal

Aug 12, 2014Coal, Gas & Oil , Markets & Finance0A 96MW project that will provide power to more than one and a half million residents in Senegal is being backed by the World Bank.It is providing financial help worth more than $133 million (£79m) for the ... [Published Energy Live News - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Africa Summit Reinforces Zim's Isolation

The economic picture remains gloomy for Zimbabwe due to the strained relations with the West and the leadership's choice to look East.This became clearer last week at the US Africa Leaders' summit where US President Barack Obama pledged US$33 billion ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 9 reports

World Bank commits $5bn to power Africa

Aug 08, 2014Infrastructure & Generation , Markets & Finance0The World Bank has committed to providing $5 billion (£2.9bn) for energy projects in six African countries.The cash will be used to boost electricity generation in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, ... [Published Energy Live News - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola sucks life from W. African states weakened by poverty

Monrovia/Dakar – Poverty, then war, and now, a deadly plague.Among the world’s poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes – Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea had shown signs of leaving behind brutal wars and leaping into Africa’s economic ... [Published Yahoo Philippines News - Aug 07 2014]
Entities: Ebola, Liberia, Amara Konneh
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 8 reports

World Bank commits $5bn to boost power supply in Nigeria, others

The World Bank Group has com­mitted $5 billion in new technical and financial support for energy proj­ects in six African coun­tries, namely, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania, who partnered with President Obama’s Power Africa ini ... [Published Daily Sun - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola sucks life from West African states weakened by war, poverty

Via Reuters: Ebola sucks life from W. African states weakened by war, poverty. Excerpt:Poverty, then war, and now, a deadly plague. Among the world's poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea had shown ... [Published H5N1 - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Ebola threatens west African economies

The tropical virus has claimed almost 900 lives since it emerged in the forests of southern Guinea at the start of the year, but it is also killing off business and threatening manufacturing.In perhaps the most worrying indication of the epidemic’s damage ... [Published Business World - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 4 reports

Ebola Outbreak Update: World Bank Pledges $200M In Emergency Funding For Western Africa

The World Bank Group today pledged $200 million in emergency funding to help West African nations cope with the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak and also improve public health systems. “I believe this new World Bank emergency funding will provide ... [Published Medical Daily - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 2 reports

Oiling Long-Standing Partnership

Discussions between Cameroonian authorities and Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa Region who has been visiting the country since July 21 have so far x-rayed the main development challenges facing the country and the possible solutions ... [Published Street Sweeper - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

World Business Quick Take

AUTOMAKERSNissan profit beats forecastsNissan Motor Co yesterday reported profit that beat analysts’ estimate as deliveries rose in China and the US, its two biggest markets. Net income rose 37 percent to ¥112.1 billion (US$1.1 billion) in the April-June ... [Published Taipei Times Online - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

World Bank To Boost Agriculture Sector And Electricity Access

By staff WriterWorld Bank has pledged a $100 million donation to boost Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) agriculture sector and another $100 million for micro-dams to promote rural electricity access and narrow power shortage, said Makhtar Diop on ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

World Bank: Boko Haram Stalls African Aid Projects

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON —Threats and killings by Islamist militants are jeopardizing World Bank-funded agriculture, health and water projects in parts of Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad, a bank official says.Makhtar Diop, a vice president for the financial institution, ... [Published VOA News - Jul 24 2014]

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"there are certain procedures that we need to go through to work with a government that is in arrears but we have provided a special fund of us$40 million for other actions because we could not lend to a country that is in arrears hence the special fund" Diop said
"we are delighted to work with the auc, the continent's leading regional institution, and its development partners to expand the reach and impact of its economic development programs" said Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa
...of these three countries is they’re all fragile states," Makhtar Diop, the World Bank’s vice-president for Africa, said on a call with reporters. "it means that they’re countries that need more support from the international community in normal times… and this external shock that they are currently facing – this crisis – is taking them even further back" Diop said

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World Bank finances 96MW power plant in Senegal [Published Energy Live News - Aug 12 2014]
Global Africans' Reflections on the U.S. Africa... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 12 2014]
AU, World Bank sign 25mil USD grant [Published ERTA - Aug 12 2014]
U.S. Africa Summit Reinforces Zim's Isolation [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 11 2014]
Africa: World Bank Signs U.S.$25 Million Grant ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 08 2014]
Ebola sucks life from west African states just ... [Published IOL - Aug 08 2014]
World Bank commits $5bn to power Africa [Published Energy Live News - Aug 08 2014]
World Bank $5bn for Africa power [Published Renewable Energy News - Aug 07 2014]
Ebola sucks life from W. African states weakene... [Published Yahoo Philippines News - Aug 07 2014]
World Bank pledges US $5bln for energy projects... [Published Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia - Aug 07 2014]
World Bank to boost electricity generation in s... [Published Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - Aug 07 2014]
World Bank to Boost Electricity Supply in Niger... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 07 2014]
Power Africa draws major investment [Published Infrastructure News - Aug 07 2014]
Ebola sucks life from West African states weake... [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - Aug 07 2014]
[News] World Bank Group to give US$5 billion to... [Published PV-Tech - Aug 07 2014]
Power: Nigeria, others to get $5bn from W’Bank [Published Nigeria Punch - Aug 07 2014]
United States : World Bank Group Commits US$ 5 ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Aug 07 2014]
Power Africa: Nigeria, Others Get $5bn W’Bank B... [Published This Day Online - Aug 07 2014]
World Bank commits $5bn to boost power supply i... [Published Daily Sun - Aug 07 2014]
World Bank and Sweden boost funds to step up in... [Published Out-Law.com - Aug 06 2014]
Ebola sucks life from West African states weake... [Published H5N1 - Aug 06 2014]
World Bank pledges $5bn to power Africa [Published Responding to Climate Change - Aug 06 2014]
World Bank pledges $5bln to six African countries [Published CNBC Africa - Aug 06 2014]
World Bank to invest $5bn for electricity proje... [Published Power Technology - Aug 06 2014]
Energy sector to benefit from World Bank funds [Published News24 - Aug 06 2014]
World Bank commits $5 billion for African renew... [Published EcoSeed - Aug 06 2014]
Ebola - World Bank Joins Effort to Fight Epidem... [Published Individual.com - Aug 06 2014]
Ebola threatens west African economies [Published Business World - Aug 06 2014]
Rwanda: World Bank Pledges U.S. $200 Million to... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 06 2014]
#Focus* Ebola threatens west African economies [Published Malaysia Edge - Aug 06 2014]
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Ebola sucks life from West African states weake... [Published H5N1 - Aug 06 2014]
Via Reuters: Ebola sucks life from W. African states weakened by war, poverty. Excerpt:Poverty, then war, and now, a deadly plague. Among the world's poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea had shown ...
Guinea: Ebola: World Bank Group Mobilizes Emerg... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 05 2014]
Source: World BankCountry: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone WASHINGTON, August 4, 2014 – With the latest death toll from the West Africa Ebola epidemic now at 887, the World Bank Group today pledged as much as US $200 million in emergency funding to help ...
Ethiopia: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 14 2014]
Source: World BankCountry: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania STORY HIGHLIGHTS Across Sub-Saharan Africa, the agriculture sector is under-performing Four east African countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are collaborating ...
World: Forty Years Later: The Extraordinary Riv... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 06 2014]
Source: World BankCountry: World July 3, 2014 Watch the video STORY HIGHLIGHTS A 40-year partnership between the WHO, the World Bank, African governments, pharmaceutical firms and over 30 development partners protects 100 million people a year from ...
Democratic Republic of the Congo: New World Ban... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 27 2014]
Source: World BankCountry: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014—The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$107 million in financial grants to the countries of Burundi, the Democratic Republic ...
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