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G-8 Africa Action Plan

At its 2002 summit in Kananaskis, Canada, the G-8 formally responded to the New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD). Christened the G-8 African Action Plan (GAAA), that response outlined responsibilities expected from the G-8 as contributions to the NEPAD. The GAAA specified that, inasmuch as African countries abided by NEPAD’s operational principles, G-8 members remained bound to a litany of commitments to Africa. These commitments included the provision of previously unseen levels of assistance for agricultural productivity, water management, education and digital infrastructure, debt relief, trade and economic growth, peace and security, stemming human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), and governance. Yet another 143 actions, through which these commitments were to unfold, accompanied the GAAA.

As seems suggested by the forlorn sociopolitical profile of Africa, is ...

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