The World Bank has resumed its assistance to Mauritania after the political tension there eased,
reports. The bank would free up to USD14 million of the USD16 million funds frozen in 2008 following a coup that toppled the civilian government. The released funds will be spent on infrastructure projects. The economic team of the new government is competent and rigorous and it is prioritizing economic governance, said Madani Tall, the World Bank's country director for Benin, Togo, Mauritania, Cote d'Ivoire and Niger.