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2005-07-02 15:29:51

By Matthew Green NIAMEY (Reuters) - Ask the man in charge of savingthousands from starving to death in Niger what he thinks of theLive 8 concerts and he shrugs: he hasn't heard of them. What he does know is that the leaders of the Group of Eightindustrialized countries whom the organizers want to pressureinto doubling aid to Africa have largely ignored his country'spleas for help to tackle a devastating drought. "People have to start dying before the internationalcommunity starts taking...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'