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