French Aid Agency Commits Fresh Funds to Poor Nations

The Agence Francaise de Developpement pledged USD507 million in aid to poor nations, mainly in Africa. The grant will be used to repatriate displaced Chadians, renovate the Cairo airport, boost subsistence farming in Togo, and improve access to potable water in Tunisia. (“AFD pledges a total of 320 million euros for developing countries” - Agence Francaise de Developpement, July 16, 2008)

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