Hope for Africa

Bush has promised to double aid to Africa over the next five years. Having spent a month living in rural Tanzania, seeing Africa’s poverty and its peoples’ immense beauty with my own eyes, I can only welcome this news with open arms. In similar news, Nigeria has been granted $18bn in debt relief, something I’m sure will go quite a ways toward helping them. Really, I’m rather shocked to see how well Live8‘s efforts prior to the G8 summit are going. Now I just hope that these governments hold to their pledges. This is the real way to fight a war on terrorism. This is the real way to spread freedom and peace.

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