Mbeki Says Pretoria Will Help Africa

CAPE TOWN- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Deputy President Thabo Mbeki has said Africa needs to take the initiative to establish peace, stability and economic upliftment.
"There is a general mood in the continent that says: the time to do has now come, " he said Monday night at a function to mark Africa Day.
He said the continent should formulate its own proposal for addressing the debt issue.
"The World Bank believes that its approach to African development has to be determined by an Africa agenda", he said.
"It is now the continent's responsibility to come up with such an agenda.
" Mbeki said South Africa would contribute to the African cause by admitting more African students to its universities and technical colleges.
This would, he added, ease the pressure being experienced by many African countries which did not have adequate infrastructure to this end.

26 may 1998 09:29:00




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