Oh my: Obama breaks four aid pledges to Africa

Key pledges to boost money for Aids funds, education programmes and poverty-reduction schemes have all been missed, the Global Aids Alliance (GAA) said.

The Washington-based organisation said that figures from Mr Obama’s May 7 budget request to the US Congress set the administration on a path to breaking its campaign promises to the people of Africa…

It calculated that this meant that one million people will not receive treatment for HIV, and 2.9 million women will miss out on services to help prevent passing the virus to their unborn children.