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Sunday, May 25, 2003

An African Live Aid concert, designed to raise awareness of the current famine in Africa + the threat posed by the global AIDS pandemic, is being staged today in Ethiopia's capital city Addis Ababa.

See here to find out how it went!

Speaking ahead of a UNICEF-sponsored trip to Ethiopia Bob Geldof called on the foreign ministers due to attend the G8 summit in Evian-les-Bains, France (between June 1st + 3rd) to use the meeting to focus on trade, aid + debt issues which could ease the crisis in Africa.

See Oxfam's Make Trade Fair, Save the Children Fund's Hitting the 0.7% Target + The New Economic Foundation's The United States as a Heavily Indebted Poor Country websites for more detailed briefings on these and related topics.