Blair Lobbies Bush on African Aid

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President Bush has tripled US aid to Africa to $3.2 billion a year. British Prime Minister Tony Blair wants that figure doubled, partly as payback for supporting the war in Iraq, and to bolster his leadership of the G8 Summit meeting this summer. The most he-s likely to get is $674 million for Africans threatened by famine. Blair and Bush are meeting today in Washington, with a lot at stake for countries facing AIDS, famine and ethnic divisions. What about Africa-s rampant corruption? Should aid be conditioned on evidence that governments have cleaned up their acts? We speak with journalists, economists, and former State and Treasury Department officials about Bush and Blair's different approaches as well as the problems facing 48 different countries in the only continent that-s become poorer in the past 20 years.
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2005 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

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