Zainab Ahmed

World Bank Mulls Harmonised Tariffs Across African Borders

***As Ministers, Central Banks Governors End Annual Meetings Tayo Olanipekun, Washington DC World Bank President, David Malpass, closed the institution’s 2019 Annual Meetings with emphasis on its commitment to working out trade facilitation for African countries across the borders through harmonization of tariffs amidst the customs systems. Making this known during the African Caucus Meeting […]

Malpass, Ahmed and other Panelists on Borrowing and Transparency

We’ll Show Nigerians Why We Borrow–Finance Minister

**Senator Says Debts Okay For Development Tayo Olanipekun, Washington DC The government is willing to show to Nigerians what projects its various debts are tied to as details of these are not currently in the public domain, the Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, has said. She made this known on Thursday at a panel discussion during […]

Africa Will Be Home To 9 Out Of 10 Poor People By 2030—World Bank

**Says 17 African Countries At High Risk Of Debt Distress Tayo Olanipekun, Washington DC By 2030, nearly nine in 10 extremely poor people will be Africans, and half of the world’s poor will be living in fragile and conflict-affected settings, the World Bank has said. Speaking on Thursday in Washington DC during the opening press […]