n African Renaissance - The Commission for Africa Report : sanctimonious word-mongering and hypocrisy

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


The UK government's new plan for Africa, published on March 11, has been hyped as the means for ending poverty in Africa. The Africa Commission's report entitled "Our Common Interest" calls for total debt cancellation, for aid to Africa to be doubled from $25 billion (£13 billion) to $50 billion, and for the rich countries to drop their trade barriers. African countries are in turn urged to make progress toward democracy, to tackle corruption and end armed conflicts on their continent.

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