G8 development ministers March 27 undertook in Berlin to set up micro-credit facilities for African nations with the help of the World Bank and increase funds for the fight against AIDS. German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul said giving poor Africans access to credit will top the agenda when G8 leaders meet in Germany in June. “The G8 will do everything it can to institute micro-financing to which the poorest in Africa can have access, in particular women,” she said. (Deutsche Welle)

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