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Jun 26th, 2013
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Berhan Hagos Yemane Gebreab: Let us read it; Let us understand it! Before delving into discussing Yemane Gebreab’s recent comments at the 22nd independence celebration in DC, it is worth revisiting PIA’s 22nd tired independence speech.  PIA’s favourite comment used to be, ‘Every Arab student blames I...
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Feb 19th, 2013
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Alexander Abad-Santos, theatlanticwire Ever wonder what our nation looks like to folks from afar? In this feature, Home News From Afar, we look at how a uniquely American story–the kind of news we have trouble explaining even to ourselves–is being told overseas.  Kim Kardashian went to Ni...
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Feb 19th, 2013
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She just endured a 20 hour flight after jetting to Nigeria for less than a day. So it was no wonder Kim Kardashian looked exhausted as she touched down at LAX airport on Monday. While she had a full application of make-up applied to her visage, the pregnant star appeared sleepy-eyed as she walked thr...
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Sep 5th, 2012
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The new president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, began an African tour Tuesday with a call to Ivory Coast to “choose peace” in order to foster economic growth. Kim, 52, a Korean-American physician and anthropologist, took up his functions at the beginning of July. On Tuesday evening he ...
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Apr 27th, 2012
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Patrick Bond The sickening signs of Kim’s retreat in the face of power were unmistakeable beginning in early April, just after his nomination was announced by Obama. The situation for the many constituencies hopeful about Jim Yong Kim’s ‘election’ as World Bank president is comparable to early 2009. ...
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Apr 23rd, 2012
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The unsurprising announcement that the Board of the World Bank had voted in favor of the American candidate, Jim Yong Kim, presents an opportune moment to reflect upon the soft power structures that shape global public policy in the early 21st Century inside the UN system and beyond. It is necessary ...
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Apr 19th, 2012
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Patrick Bond After the tragedy of Obama, the new World Bank president could well be a farce. It’s simply a matter of considering the underlying power relations. PART 1: BEFORE That 66th birthday month of his, March 2012, was auspicious for adding a little spice to his dreary life, but no, it just can...
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Apr 17th, 2012
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THE Coordinating Minister of Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who recently lost a bid to clinch the World Bank presidency, has reiterated her readiness to work with the eventual winner, Dr Jim Yong Kim. Okonjo-Iweala, while giving the pledge in Abuja, on Tuesday, said she had ...
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Apr 16th, 2012
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African nations have had their hopes dashed with the selection of Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank, side-stepping the chance to put an African woman with 20 years’ financial experience into the top job. Much of Africa had supported the Nigerian Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the ...
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Apr 16th, 2012
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The World Bank on Monday named as its next president Jim Yong Kim, a global health expert and the president of Dartmouth College, in a widely expected appointment that continues the longstanding tradition of an American leading the Washington-based development institution. Jim Yong Kim was named the ...