Does Ending Poverty Ring Hollow?

The Times of London examines how much has actually been done to end poverty after much fanfare a year ago in Europe when the G8 made noise about it.

The Times article notes that despite promises, poverty in Africa continues to kill: “Save the Children, however, said in a recent report that 800 children were dying every day across the continent because their families could not afford basic medical care.”

The Times attributes the slow response to hypocrisy among G8 powers and fickle African leaders who compromise ethics and morals at the expense of the well-being of their own people.

The combination of these two leads to continued suffering by the people who lack voice, resources and basic infrastructure to make things better.

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