The world media has been obsessively focused on the upcoming G8 conference at Gleneagles. But despite the lack of reporting of African opinion on the issue of poverty, Africans are helping themselves, as Deborah Gabriel reports.


African voices absent from public debate on poverty

With the endless photo-opportunities and TV interviews we have had to endure of Tony Blair, George Bush and other world leaders pledging to “lift Africa out of poverty”, there has scarcely been an African face in sight.

To the unknowing world and those who absorb what is reported in the Plus >