Links to commentaries, etc. on the
Commission for Africa Report in African & other publications
Sorry, Tony, African Graft is Even More Incurable Than
Aids. 23 March 2005.
Blair Talks of
Ordinary Africans, But How Will He Reach Them? 23 March
Africa Commission Report: The Unbreakable Link - Debt Relief
and Development . 21 March 2005.
Africa Report: A Test of Will. 21 March 2005.
Africa: Rich Countries Promise More Aid. 21 March
Commission for Africa report launched as Tony
Blair puts the continent top on the agenda for G-8 Summit.
Secretary-General: Commission Report a Step Forward -- But Africa
Leap. March 17, 2005.
Blair Commission Recommendations Need Broad Support -
Amoako. 12 March 2005. K. Y Amoako, an economist and
commission member, says grass roots support is needed to "put the
issues on the table" and turn the recommendations into policy.
Scientists, Academics and Politicians React. 14 March 2005.
Africa Needs Quantum Leap - Commonwealth Secretary
General. 17 March 2005
Report Is 'New Paradigm' - Ethiopian PM. 18 March
Our Uncommon Interest. 21 March 2005. What is
needed to reduce poverty levels in Africa is a renewed commitment by
world leaders to promote growth and development, argues Joseph
ADB President Welcomes Report of the
Commission for Africa. 18 March 2005.
UK/Africa: Commissioning Development?. 18 March
2005. Blair's Commission for Africa report ... has received mixed
reviews. The report is largely a composite of frequently repeated
Making Poverty History. 18 March 2005.
How Much Chewing Gum Will Save a Continent? 18
March 2005. All that is
needed from the rich to save Africa is the price of "half a stick of
chewing gum a day from everyone," rock star and now star Africa
activist Bob Geldof declared Friday.
The Commission Report 'A New Paradigm' - Ethiopian PM Meles
Zenawi. 18 March 2005.
Secretary-General: Commission Report a Step
Forward. 17 March 2005. "The Commission for Africa Report
is a step in the right direction, but we still need a quantum leap
before we see real change in the lives of African people," said
Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon
Commission for Africa Calls for Continent's
Involvement. 17 March 2005. Africa's
leadership and participation is crucial in the fight against the
continent's political strife, economic stagnation and social
Ask What Britain Can Do for Africa. 16 March 2005.
The Commission for Africa report outlines at length what the world
must do for Africa and Africa for itself. The report also sets out
what Britain could be doing for Africa, and is not.
NEITI: Moving From Secrecy to
Transparency. 16 March 2005. The new report throws up Mr.
Blair's old Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, first
announced September 2002.
Blair Wants Action On Africa. 15 March 2005. IMMEDIATE
action should be taken to address Africa's poverty, said UK Prime
Minister Tony Blair
Africa is No
Junior Partner in Own Development - ActionAid.15 March
Commission for Africa Report Launched. 15 March
Africa Must Take Up Mantle. 15 March 2005. AFRICA has a
chance to dig itself out of the mire with the concern that the
international community has shown towards the world's poorest
Tide Has Turned in African Prospects. 15 March
No More Excuses: Africa Commission Report Must Spark Real
Change. 14 March 2005. The Africa Commission's report
released today graphically illustrates the waste of human potential
in Africa because of poverty and conflict - a preventable tragedy
and a global injustice.
Now for the Hard Part. 14 March 2005. No one
doubts that, as the Commission for Africa has just emphasised,
stronger universities are needed across the continent. The challenge
is to create credible plans for achieving this - and then 'sell'
them to potential donors.
Blair's African Dream...The Answers Lie in Us. 14
March 2005. Or should I
have said Blair's dream for Africa?
Blair Seeks 25bn for Africa's Annual Debt Relief.
14 March 2005.
World Bank Endorses Commission for Africa Report.
14 March 2005.
Scientists, Politicians and Academics React to Blair
Commission Report. 14 March 2005. Scientists,
politicians, academics and others from across Africa comment below
on the findings of the Commission for Africa
Commission for Africa. 14 March 2005. THE report
of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's Commission for Africa contains a
series of proposals for how development on the continent can be
given "a comprehensive big push". It's a powerful document with
strong messages for Africa and the world.
World Bank to Support Blair's Africa Plan With
Cash. 14 March 2005.
Mixed Verdict for Commission's Report. 14 March 2005. A
"decisive first step" towards making poverty in Africa history, an
"exercise to cover up the Iraq war": reactions to the report issued
last week by Britain's Commission for Africa have been many and
Africa; Do Not Give Us Another Stillbirth
Please. 14 March
Africa is once again pregnant with hope.
Debt Relief May Not Improve Our Lives. 14 March
Blair's Commission Proposes $50bn Aid for
Africa. 14 March
Fraud Bars Africa's Growth - Commission. 14 March
Commission for Africa Stresses Shared
Responsibilities. 14 March 2005.
'Hard-Hitting' Report Needs Grass Roots Support To Turn Bold
Recommendations Into Policy, Amoako. 12 March 2005.
How Europe Tricks Africa. 11 March 2005. At last the
Western states appear to be beginning to own up. It is that Western
companies and experts are major players in the myriad of corrupt
deals involving African states.
Blair Report Calls for Massive Aid to Africa. 11
Pessimism Greets UK's Rescue Plan for Africa. 11
March 2005. "We've heard it all before" was the response from many
Africans to Britain's new rescue plan for the continent, revealing
doubts over whether well-meaning words will translate into action.
Annan Welcomes UK Commission On Africa
Report As Important Contribution to Solutions. 11 March
Science Capacity 'Imperative' for Africa's
Development. 11 March 2005.
Mbeki Welcomes Africa's Bold Report. 11 March
Money Can't Buy You Growth. 11 March 2005. RADICAL
solutions to Africa's plight are suddenly in vogue. But they are
wide of the mark, falsely presuming that the problem with African
development has been not enough aid and debt relief -
Commission for Africa Report Launched. 11 March
Another Bombardment of Well-Meant Initiatives? 09
March 2005. According to Tony
Blair, the ills that have been afflicting Africa such as poverty,
disease and war, are preventable with the right leadership
Blair Faces Africa Trade Heat. 08 March 2005. Tony
Blair tomorrow (Wednesday 9 March) faces growing pressure over plans
for Africa to open its markets to western imports - from a key
Commission for Africa To Seek US$5 Billion to Strengthen
African Universities. 08 March 2005.
Aid Simply Supports Govt Incompetence, Corruption.
07 March 2005.
Lagos: the Blair Commission for Africa Was Here.
23 Feb 2005. A member of the Commission for Africa, Fola Adeola, has
lamented that the continent is the only single regional block in the
world that is not participating in the rapidly expanding global
Tory MP Dismisses Blair's CFA As Hogwash, Window
Dressing. 22 Feb 2005. A BRITISH Conservative Party
member of parliament has dismissed Prime Minister Tony Blair's
Commission for Africa (CfA) as "hogwash and window dressing".
News Website - Africa 2005: Time for Change?
Action urged on new
Africa report. 19 March 2005. Band Aid founder
Bob Geldof says the world's governments must act now to make the
Commission for Africa's report "a reality".
fears over new aid plan. 14 March 2005. Ugandan
farmers struggling to make a living worry that new aid for Africa
may be siphoned off by corrupt politicians, Martin Plaut
report findings welcomed. 12 March 2005. African leaders cautiously welcome the report of the
UK-led Commission for Africa, which calls for increased
Former 'beacon of hope' makes strides. 11 March 2005. The BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Ghana on how the
country is faring, almost 50 years after independence.
for Africa: African voices. 11 March 2005. Eight Africans tell the BBC News website what they think
about the Commission for Africa's final report.
report: Reaction. 11 March 2005.
African commentators and
western-based aid agencies give their reaction to the release of a
report calling for action by the UK-led Commission for
the 'brain drain'. 11 March 2005.
How can Africa stem the health
brain drain and keep its home-grown talent?