Latest Poverty in Africa Stories

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...

2005-07-03 10:42:01

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said on Sunday hehoped this week's meeting of world power leaders in Scotlandwill bring genuine and long-lasting relief to Africa. "My heartfelt hope is that this important meeting issuccessful, that it leads to a sharing out of the costs ofreducing debt and puts in motion concrete measures to eradicatepoverty and promote genuine development in Africa," he said. Leaders from the Group of Eight industrialized countriesmeet in Scotland from July 6-8...

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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.