Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Tanzania takes lead on fight against African poverty

Tanzania's new role as the leading player in the global efforts against African poverty was readily apparent at a recent United Nations meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

The nation's stability and focus on poverty issues is credited with the growing role of the country in leading the global agenda toward fixing Africa's poverty crisis.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, center, talks with members of the Spanish Civil guard during his visit at Los Cristiano harbour in the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife, Wednesday July 12, 2006.
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, center, talks with members of the Spanish Civil guard during his visit at Los Cristiano harbour in the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife, Wednesday July 12, 2006. Spain has promised an all-out offensive against illegal African immigration as thousands regularly attempt to enter Spain and Europe to escape poverty on the continent. AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez via Yahoo News.

One item on the Tanzania agenda is to establish a global settlements fund to help millions of poor people in African cities.


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