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October 07, 2004

Britain takes steps toward third world debt relief

Writing about web page http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1318874,00.html

The chancellor and the Prime Minister have made bold statements challenging the rest of the world to make a stand for Africa. Britain's recent declaration to pay off 10% of third world debt was an important step for the world. Hopefully it will cause other rich countries to step up and acknowledge that most third world countries can't go at it alone. They have far too much ground to make up. For rich countries like the US to stand by and not at least match Britain's promise would be a scandal.

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