G8 Summit to Look at African Poverty


By Catherine Sasman


The 33rd G8 Summit commences today at Heiligendamm in the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on the Baltic Coast in Germany, and will convene until June 8.

One session of the summit will be entirely devoted to Africa, covering discussions on the continent’s dire HIV/AIDS situation, its health systems, infrastructure, climate change, as well as inward investment on the continent.

According to the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) campaign in Namibia, this offers a golden opportunity to address some of the root causes in Africa, as well as an opportunity to voice the concerns of millions of people worldwide who have been part of the growing campaign for poverty eradication since the GCAP campaign kicked off in 2005.

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