Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Increase aid, garner more blame

George Bush commits to additional aid to Africa as well as cancellation of African debt to the World Bank, and how does The Guardian headline its coverage?

Broken promises leave three million children to die in Africa

Three million children will die in the poorest countries of sub-Saharan Africa as a result of the failure of the global community to meet its promise of slashing the death rates of the under-fives by 2015, the UN will reveal tomorrow.

The grim figure emerged as George Bush paved the way for a landmark deal on lifting the huge debt burden on Africa's poorest countries when he announced that the US will stump up extra cash that in the long term will cancel $15bn (about £8.2bn) of accumulated debt.

Of course. These children (it's always about the children) won't die as a result of Africa's political corruption, its history of socialist economics, or its backwards culture. They will instead die "as a result" of the West's failure to pump more money into these places.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chimp Giveth and the Chimp Taketh Away -

Child Malnutrition Nearly Doubled Since Iraq Invasion

IMF force spending cuts over Saddams debt

Ah, the marvels of "advanced" culture.

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps a more worthy target for the USAs guns

4:29 AM  

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