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G-8 approves $60B aid for Africa

Leaders of the group of eight (G8) meeting in Germany have agreed a $60 billion pledge to fight AIDS and other killer diseases ravaging the African continent, a diplomat has said.

G-8 approves $60B aid for Africa
Leaders of the group of eight (G8) meeting in Germany have agreed a $60 billion pledge to fight AIDS and other killer diseases ravaging the African continent, a diplomat has said.

On Friday, a diplomat from the industrialised nations group said: "The issue is now fixed. The text is agreed."

"The agreement within the G8 will follow the US proposal to increase the aid for fighting these diseases to $60 billion in the forthcoming years with $30 billion coming from the US".

The G8 countries had wrangled late into Thursday night about specifics on aid for Africa.
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