G8 Summit 2005

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For July 2005, UK hosted the annual G8 Summit, a meeting of the world’s seven leading industrialized nations (the G7, i.e. Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United States), plus Russia.

The lead up to the Summit saw a lot of excitement from development and environmental groups. Public pressure seemed to have succeeded to get these most powerful nations to discuss various issues such as Africa (debt, unequal/unfair trade) and Climate change.

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Introduced a new page on the G8 Summit outcome
Added more about the existing debt burden and how the $40 billion compares to that; the result of the Live 8 concerts and public protests.
Added more about media portrayal, for example how claims by Bush tripling aid to Sub-Sahara Africa between 2000 and 2004 is an exaggeration and yet this goes largely unnoticed by the mainstream. Also added a small note on climate change negotiation concerns.
Added a few more details about the debt cancellation, its criticisms and the costs to Africa.