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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.

2005-07-08 10:11:32

By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - World leaders agreed on Friday to more than double aid for Africa to $50 billion, presenting the deal as a message of hope that countered the hatred behind the London bomb attacks.

2005-07-08 11:49:18

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Rock musicians Bob Geldof and Bono, who have spearheaded a global push to tackle African poverty, broadly welcomed a pledge on Friday by the Group of Eight (G8) nations to double aid to Africa.

2005-07-08 08:57:49

By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - World leaders announced a $50 billion boost in development aid on Friday, declaring the deal was a message of hope that countered the hatred behind the London bomb attacks.

2005-07-08 07:41:37

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a drubbing from critics, MTV and VH1 will rerun 10 hours of coverage of the Live 8 concert events without commercials on Saturday. VH1 will carry the first five hours from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., while MTV will carry the second leg from 3-8 p.m.

2005-07-08 06:01:38

By Crispian Balmer GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - World leaders put Africa at the center of their annual summit on Friday, determined the deadly wave of bombings in London should not overshadow their final day of talks.

2005-07-07 19:24:56

By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Determined not to be deterred by deadly bomb attacks, British Prime Minister Tony Blair has returned to a summit of world leaders to finalize agreements on Friday on climate change and aid to Africa.

2005-07-06 15:33:59

By Sean Maguire GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Group of Eight negotiators, barricaded against protesters in a luxury hotel, sought last-minute deals on Wednesday on climate change and aid for Africa amid pressure to avoid watered-down compromises.

2005-07-06 17:31:37

By Madeline Chambers and Crispian Balmer GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Africa campaigners made a final plea to leaders of the world's industrialized nations on Wednesday to boost aid, cancel debt and remove trade barriers to help lift the continent out of poverty.


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