Africa: Leaders Accused of Breaking Their Promises As Africa Union Talks Start

source: allAfrica
The Nation (Nairobi)
Dorothy Nakaweesi
24 July 2010

Kampala — African leaders have not kept their promises and are failing their citizens, according to a new report released today as Heads of State arrive in Kampala for the African Union summit.

The “State of the Union” coalition is the first of its kind set up to monitor how African governments are delivering on their development commitments — from increasing investment in health care and agriculture to improving human rights and tackling corruption.

Drawing on studies from 10 key AU nations, the report paints a picture of unfulfilled agreements, missed targets, and failure to invest in the development of the continent. Most of the landmark announcements made at previous AU Summits are far from being implemented.

A scorecard issued with the report rated South Africa as the best performer of [continue reading]

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