The World Bank is resuming aid to Ethiopia a year after donors cut off support to the country to protest against the crackdown on opposition leaders. The decision came after a private conference between Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz. “I think there is more reason to feel confident that people are learning the right lessons from the experiences of last year,” Wolfowitz said. “As I indicated to the prime minister, the events of last year required us to step back and to think about how we could operate in this environment in a way that contributes to political harmony in this country. My impression is that in the last few months there have been compromises made by both the government and the opposition and I would encourage people to continue to do that,” he continued. (Source: World Bank resumes aid to Ethiopia/Reuters)

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