G8’s promise to Africa is likely to be broken–pledge to double aid by 2010 far behind schedule

by Kathryn Hopkins

The G8 group of leading industrial nations looks set to break its promise to eradicate poverty in Africa because of a poor performance by France and especially Italy, aid campaigners warned today.

The One campaign group, which fights poverty and disease in Africa, said that the G8 had only delivered one third of the additional assistance it had promised to Africa by the end of next year.

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