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Published 8th October 1999

Vol 40 No 20

Life after debt

Agreement on the latest plan to reduce Africa's debt burden should allow policymakers to concentrate on growth and investment

Africa moved up the agenda at the 28-30 September annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington after the Group of Seven (G-7) industrialised countries failed to agree on grandiose plans for a new global financial architecture.

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