(June 13, 2005) As G8 announces new relief package, observers fear cycle will just repeat itself.
(June 8, 2005) A series of communiques scheduled to be issued as the Group of Eight summit drew to a close will pledge to double assistance to reduce poverty and fight disease in Africa, the world’s poorest continent.
(June 2, 2005) Tony Blair is to fly to Washington armed with the promise of an unprecedented rock star-led mobilisation of public opinion, to urge George Bush not to risk the wrath of Europe by holding out on a deal to lift the debt burdens on Africa.
(May 17, 2005) How 100% debt cancellation for poor countries was transformed from an implausible demand into a winning issue.
(April 18, 2005) The Group of Seven industrialised countries inched towards a compromise on debt relief to ease poverty in Africa at its weekend meeting but again failed to strike a detailed agreement on how to proceed.
(April 8, 2005) On the eve of the first Pan African Forum on accountability and good governance in Kenya this week, an editorial published by the Nairobi-based newspaper, The Nation, called for the relief of Kenya’s foreign debt based in part on an odious debts argument.
(April 8, 2005) A commentary arguing for debt cancellation published today examines relief based on the principles of the international legal Doctrine of Odious Debts.
(March 8, 2005) The secretary-general of the Paris Club, Emmanuel Moulin, said the Club has never recognized the concept of odious debt due its difficult implementation as a policy.
(March 1, 2005) The rapid and massive mobilization of aid for countries affected by the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami disaster stands in stark contrast to the amount of global attention and resources given to crises that are less visible but equally as deadly in Africa, writes Ann-Louise Colgan this week for the US-based Africa Action advocacy group.
(February 22, 2005) MotherJones.com contributor Onnesha Roychoudhuri poses an interesting question for international lending agencies: What incentive do "lending agencies have, in their current form, to eradicate poverty?
(February 16, 2005) Disagreement about whether grants are preferable to loans is complicating efforts by rich countries to agree on debt relief for the world’s poorest countries.
(February 9, 2005) G-7 approves debt relief, but British ‘Marshall Plan’ for poor countries faces US skepticism.
(February 9, 2005) An agreement by the group of seven most industrialised nations (G7) to back 100 percent debt cancellation for poor nations has been applauded by long-time debt campaigners, but they warn the proposal still faces some tough decisions.
(February 5, 2005) The world’s seven wealthiest nations said Saturday they were willing to take on up to 100 percent of the debt owed by some of the poorest countries. But they failed to agree on a British plan to boost international aid by $50 billion a year.
(February 2, 2005) “If finance ministers agree a deal on debt cancellation, this G7 meeting would be the first milestone on the road towards ending the obscene poverty.”