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Rich countries accused of breaking promises on debt

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1095
  1. Dorothy Logie
  1. Melrose

    As the people of Africa struggle to overcome famine, floods, and AIDS, criticism mounted last week that promises on debt cancellation made in Cologne last year by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are not being delivered.

    Global finance ministers at the meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington, DC, said that only five countries so far—Uganda, Bolivia, Mauritania, Tanzania, and Mozambique—will meet the requirements necessary to receive cancellation by April under the terms of the enhanced Highly …

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