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2005-10-25 10:23:38

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July were "not the blinking of an eye but a devastating bomb" that could motivate the young to care about Africa's woes. "It was a bizarre confluence of politics and populism," the rocker turned activist said of rock 'n' roll's greatest line-up ever, designed to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty. Leaders of the Group of Eight industrial nations -- meeting shortly after the concerts...

2005-07-15 08:08:15

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Remember Live 8? Two weeks after Bob Geldof assembled the greatest rock-'n-roll lineup ever to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty, people are questioning whether musicians and celebrities should do anything other than entertain. Two Irish rockers, Geldof and U2 frontman Bono, rubbed shoulders with the world's most powerful men in Scotland during a summit earlier this month, calling for more aid and debt relief and prounouncing themselves...

2005-07-08 13:58:01

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. The announcement was the culmination of a Group of Eight summit of rich nations hosted by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who had been determined to focus on African poverty despite Thursday's attacks, which killed more than 50 people. "We speak today in the...

2005-07-08 12:18:46

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. "Six hundred thousand people will be alive to remember this G8 in Gleneagles who would have lost their lives to a mosquito bite," Bono said, referring to the difference he thought the extra aid would make to fighting malaria. "If an Irish rock star can quote...

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. "Intentions and actualisation are not the same thing," said Kenyan Finance Minister David Mwiraria. "We would like to see a situation where there is money now." The Group of Eight (G8) ended its Gleneagles summit in Scotland announcing members would more than double aid to...

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. The Group of Eight (G8) ended its Gleneagles summit in Scotland announcing they would more than double aid to Africa by 2010 and promising to work to end the farm export subsidies that undercut Africa's own agricultural products. The pledge capped...

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. The announcement was the culmination of a Group of Eight summit of rich nations hosted by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who had been determined to focus on African poverty despite Thursday's attacks, which killed more than 50 people. "We speak today in the...

2005-07-08 09:39:36

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - The leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations said on Friday they would more than double aid to Africa by 2010, boosting it by about $25 billion a year to help lift the continent out of poverty. The G8 leaders also pledged that they and other donors would increase total aid for all developing countries by about $50 billion a year by 2010. "We agreed that we and our African partners had a common interest in building on (that) progress to create a...

2005-07-08 09:11:30

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - The leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations said on Friday they would more than double aid to Africa by 2010, boosting it by about $25 billion a year to help lift the continent out of poverty. The G8 leaders also pledged that they and other donors would increase total aid for all developing countries by about $50 billion a year by 2010.

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. "Six hundred thousand people will be alive to remember this G8 in Gleneagles who would have lost their lives to a mosquito bite," Bono said, referring to the difference he thought the extra aid would make to fighting malaria. "If an Irish rock star can quote...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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