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#186 | The World Bank's climate funds go AWOL
Hello and welcome back to The Kable for what is surprisingly light for a Tuesday edition, but we have longish read from our resident angry social media maven to make up for it.
Officials in South Sudan fear Uganda's Ebola surge may have also made its way into their country. The health minister says they've identified and isolated a few suspected cases near South Sudan's porous border with Uganda.
In most excellent news from Sierra Leone, the country has introduced the HPV vaccine to protect women from cervical cancer. In a country where cervical cancer is the number two cause of disease-related death among women, this is a long-awaited move after a pilot in 2014.
'Twas the night before Tuesday, when all through the house... not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Except for North Korea, who decided to fire a ballistic missile over Japan. The missile thankfully overflew Japan, hopefully landing in the sea. What was the reason to launch a missile now? No Un knows.
The World Bank has not been receiving good press lately, since its head refused to comment on whether climate change is real, claiming he's not a scientist. Turns out there is good reason for the bad press. A new Oxfam report says that of the $17.2 billion that the World Bank reported it spent on climate finance in 2020, up to $7 billion cannot be independently verified.