Annan calls for end to 'unconscionable' exploitation of Africa's resources

Annan calls for end to 'unconscionable' exploitation of Africa's resources
 

Much of the wealth from natural resources fails to flow to local people, says the Africa Progress Report. Photograph: Reuters Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general, is urging David Cameron to use Britain's chairmanship of the G8 to end some of the "unconscionable" practices of companies exploiting Africa's vast reserves of natural resources.
The prime minister has promised to put trade, transparency and tax at the top of the G8's agenda when he hosts the leaders of the world's major nations in Belfast next month.
Annan said he would be sending him a copy of the annual Africa... read more

 
10 May 2013 in World News, Views: 13
Source: Guardian
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