China and Africa
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Monday, June 4, 2007 at 3:18 PM
On the other side of the British newspaper political spectrum, The Guardian has published an opinion piece by Madeleine Bunting about the failure of G8 members to deliver on the promises about Africa made at Gleneagles in 2005. It lays part of the blame on the rock-star encrusted 'Make Poverty History' campaign led by Bono and Bob Geldof for making 'aid delivery seem too simple'.
There is a question implied in the opening of the article:
Africa is back on the G8 agenda this week, at the exclusive resort of Heiligendamm, for the first time since Gleneagles in 2005. But no one is quite sure why...
What on earth could explain it?
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