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[afro-nets] Pesticide use for Malaria Control in Africa (22)

  • From: Kris Dev <krisdev@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 09:37:58 +0530

Pesticide use for Malaria Control in Africa (22)


Some more, but will be the last from me:

Indebted Countries Await Word on G8 Pledge

* WASHINGTON, Sep 19 (IPS) - When the world's finance ministers
converge on Washington for the annual meetings of the World Bank
and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week, they will
determine the fate of an unprecedented proposal set forth by the
richest countries of the world regarding their relationship with
the poorest.

While the Bank and IMF prepare for their annual meetings, thou-
sands across the country and around the world are planning to
demonstrate their support of 100 percent debt cancellation in
Washington on Sep. 24. This will be one of the many messages on
display in the civil society march against the Iraq war and what
activists term the "economic war" against the poor of the world.

Ann-Louise Colgan of Africa Action, a Washington-based group,
says, "We know that even the limited G8 proposal on debt relief
faces challenges ahead of next week's meetings, but the eyes of
the world are on the World Bank and IMF, and campaigners
throughout the Global South and across this country will not al-
low the world's rich countries to backtrack on their commit-
ment." (END/2005)