Poverty in Africa

Before attending a closed meeting held by the African Growth and Opportunity Acceleration 3 (AGOA 3) Committee, Paul Wolfowitz, in his first day as… read more

Before attending a closed meeting held by the African Growth and Opportunity Acceleration 3 (AGOA 3) Committee, Paul Wolfowitz, in his first day as President of the World Bank, spoke to reporters about ending poverty in Africa. Mr. Wolfowitz and other officials discussed the problems facing some African countries. Following their remarks, they responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.

During the closed meeting, Mr. Wolfowitz, who noted that Africa was his high poverty, was challenged by Ambassador Poku of Ghana to “change the conventional wisdom regarding development in Africa” and dramatically expand assistance to infrastructure and agriculture, keys to cutting poverty on the continent.

The AGOA 3 Action Committee is a coalition of non-partisan and non-profit national and international non-governmental organizations, business leaders, and business groups working to end poverty in Africa and expand trade and investment in the poorest African countries. close

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Program ID:
186993-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 01, 2005 | 9:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 07, 2005 | 4:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jun 01, 2005 | 9:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 02, 2005 | 12:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 03, 2005 | 6:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 04, 2005 | 4:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 07, 2005 | 4:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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