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Friday, July 08, 2005

G8 promises on Africa

Tony Blair at the G8 summit has just announced the following concerning Africa:

A $50 billion increase in aid – he did not specify over how many years.

A new deal in trade – no details given.

Universal access to aids treatment – no details given. Does this mean as the statement implies that all poor people will be given free anti-aids drugs?

The commitment of more peace keeping troops to Africa – no details given.

To drop the debt of the world’s poorest countries – no details given. Does this mean that all their debt will be completely dropped?

I will comment more on this a bit later


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