World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

2019-01-07 19:44

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday he would step down next month, more than three years before his current term was due to expire.

Somalia seizes weapons ship

2014-10-29 23:16

Somali security forces have intercepted a vessel carrying explosives that appeared to be intended for use by the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab.

Ebola funding falls short

2014-10-09 17:30

Donor countries have funded less than a third of the $988m that the United Nations has appealed for to fight Ebola and stabilise the affected countries.

World Bank review shows flaws in safeguards

2014-07-15 19:30

The World Bank has systemic defects in its procedures to ensure that people and the environment are not harmed in development projects, according to a review.

US doctor chosen to lead World Bank

2012-04-16 19:18

Academic Jim Yong Kim has been selected as the next president of the World Bank, extending the US hold on the top job at the development agency.


World Bank President: No objections to doubling climate change spend

2018-12-04 21:09

None of the 157 members of the World Bank Group have objected to plans to double investments in climate action, says World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

African leaders call for donors

2014-10-09 23:13

African leaders have chided the international community for its slow response to the Ebola crisis and appealed to the world to turn promises of aid into action on the ground.

Ebola fight underscores global inequality

2014-10-01 21:09

The fight against Ebola is also a fight against inequality between the world's rich and poor, who lack adequate health care.

World Bank: Stop climate change debate

2013-06-19 17:01

The world should stop arguing about whether humans are causing climate change and start taking action to stop dangerous temperature rises, the president of the World Bank says.

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