Issue Date: Jan 15, 2006
Large amounts of foreign debt are an enormous burden for many low and middle-income countries in the global South. Funds that nations could be allocating to social expenditures such as education, healthcare, water, and sanitation are being diverted to repay foreign debt. In 2003, Senegal, Malawi and eight other African countries -- many experiencing severe hiv / aids crises -- spent more on debt service than on healthcare.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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