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Africa's leaders appeal for help with debt crisis

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7028.399 (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:399
  1. Dorothy Logie

    Five leading Africans toured the UK last week to describe the financial burden imposed on their countries by the international debt crisis. Kenneth Kaunda, former president of Zambia and now leader of the opposition, joined Archbishop Makhulu of Central Africa and three distinguished economists, Dr Simba Makoni, Professor Adebayo Adedeji, and Professor Bade Onimode, to launch a campaign to have Africa's pounds sterling135bn ($202bn) foreign debt written off.

    According to the Debt Crisis Network, an alliance of 40 voluntary agencies that organised the visit, every man, woman, and child in sub-Saharan Africa now owes pounds sterling251 ($376) …

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