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Aid deal is “repackaged peanuts,” says Oxfam

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7354.9/a (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:9
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Aid agencies are accusing the world's richest countries of failing Africa once again, after the G8 summit in Kananaskis, Canada, ended with plenty of advice for the poorest continent but few financial commitments.

    Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair defended the G8 Africa Action Plan, saying: “This isn't old fashioned aid. It's a genuine partnership for the renewal of Africa. We are going to help Africa to help itself.”

    The plan promised an annual $1bn (£650m; €1bn) top-up to the fund established to relieve the payments of the countries most heavily in debt. African …

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