Africa: World Bank Announces U.S.$1 Billion Pledge to Africa's Great Lakes Region

[World Bank]KINSHASA, DRC, MAY 22, 2013 -On the first day of an historic joint United Nations/World Bank Group mission to the Great Lakes region, the World Bank Group announced $1 billion in proposed new funding to help countries in the region provide better health and education services, generate more cross-border trade, and fund hydroelectricity projects in support of the Great Lakes peace agreement that was signed by 11 countries in February.

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