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Blair promises more aid for Africa
Cat : Poverty and Debts
Date : 2006-06-27 13:00:58                      Reader : 296
Best thanks to Kofi Annan, the Secretary General , Bob Geldof and Nigeria ' President Obasanjo, of course with thanks to Tony Blair , and above all, Bill Gates. We hope urgent aid to Africa to save millions who have risk to die of hunger and sickness.
 
 
BBC.COM 27/6/2006
Blair promises more aid for Africa
 

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair promised Monday to double aid for schools in Africa, and said the rest of the G8 should keep promises made last year.

The prime minister said Britain would provide 1 billion pounds ($1.825 billion) a year by 2010, The Independent reported.

"This will help to give at least 22 developing countries the predictable funding they need to invest in ambitious long-term strategies to get all children into school by 2015," Blair said in a speech at Kings College.

Blair also said that he will be in touch with other world leaders this month for a plan on breaking a deadlock in negotiations on ending farm subsidies and other trade measures that could help developing countries.

"Failure would not only be a blow for the poor but the whole idea of multilateralism," he said.

Blair’s government plans to publish a report this month on foreign policy that will also include plans for tackling the buildup of greenhouse gases.

 
 
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