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DEVELOPMENT-BOTSWANA: ”Will the MDGs Help Me Find a Job?”

By Joel Konopo

GABORONE, Apr 27 (IPS) – Batswana are divided about the viability of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In random interviews, IPS found some arguing that the MDGs are elitist ideas unattainable in reality while others contend that the MDGs can be used to address socio-economic problems.

DEVELOPMENT-TANZANIA: MDGs a ”Bright Idea” or Scam of the Rich?

By George Njogopa

DAR ES SALAAM, Apr 23 (IPS) – While the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a ‘‘bright idea”, the ‘‘hidden agenda” of western countries makes it impossible for African states like Tanzania to achieve the goals, expounds actor Rashid Mkwinda.

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