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2006-06-29 10:20:35

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's richest countries are falling short on pledges made to Africa a year ago on providing life-saving AIDS drugs, expanding trade and boosting aid, said activist rock star Bono.

2006-06-26 04:34:21

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday that the Group of Eight had failed to make progress on some of the commitments it made at a summit last year to tackle global poverty.

2005-07-10 07:44:34

By Brian Love GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - When the ink dried on G8 pledges to double aid for Africa, what was missing was a commitment to make life viable for cotton farmers and fishermen who are hurt by heavily subsidized U.S. and European rivals.

2005-07-08 11:29:44

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa welcomed the Group of Eight's $25 billion boost in annual aid on Friday, but worried the rich world's latest promise may fizzle in the face of Africa's desperate needs.

2005-07-08 10:14:07

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa welcomed the Group of Eight's $25 billion boost in annual development aid on Friday, but some activists said the rich world was still not committed to the real steps needed to end African poverty.

2005-07-05 23:34:28

By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Police on Tuesday pledgeda robust response to any violent protests at the Group of Eightrich states summit as campaigners said the leaders' promises sofar were not enough to smash poverty in Africa.

2005-07-05 17:54:54

By William Maclean SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - African leaders urged a summit ofrich nations opening in Britain on Wednesday to cancel debtowed by African governments, reform international trade andincrease aid to fight poverty on the continent.

2005-07-05 16:24:51

By Manoah Esipisu SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - African Union (AU) heads of stateurged a summit of rich nations to act rapidly to end poverty onthe continent, saying they should implement all the proposalsof a British-backed report on aid, trade and debt.

2005-07-05 15:26:21

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - African Union (AU) heads of stateurged a G8 summit rich nations to act rapidly to end poverty onthe continent, saying they should implement all the proposalsof a British-backed report on aid, trade and debt.


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