An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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The recent collision between two buses on Yangon’s outskirts was one of the city’s worst traffic accidents and the bereaved include a brother and sister whose hopes of attending university have evaporated.
Last month, Senegalese national Mr Abdoulaye Seck completed his stint as World Bank’s Myanmar country manager after nearly three years in the role. Before taking over as the organisation’s country manager in Afghanistan, he spoke to Frontier’s Oliver Slow about the World Bank’s priorities in Myanmar, advice for his successors and some personal reflections from his time in the country.
The future of the Myitsone Dam grabs headlines but attention also needs to be paid to a series of massive dams planned for the Thanlwin River.
The outgoing World Bank country manager reflects on his time in Myanmar and offers advice for his successors.