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The World Bank’s ability to ensure social and environmental safeguards in the $3.7 billion Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project is threatened because of political unrest in Chad, according to two Chadian human rights organizations. The two groups, the Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights, and the Environmental Defense, said that World Bank’s promise of equitable development and environmental safeguards for Africa’s largest infrastructure project, co-financed by the World Bank, is threatened because of mounting political tension in the region.