Is aid the answer?
The commission set up by Tony Blair to find solutions to poverty in Africa says the continent needs billions more dollars in aid. Is this the right way to change Africa?
The Commission for Africa says the world's poorest continent has made "extraordinary progress" since 2005 but poverty reduction has also become more challenging in many parts of Africa.
There has been what the commission calls "dramatic" economic growth and a surge in trade and investment.
But the vast majority of people in the continent have yet to benefit from this economic success. And the commission says there will be further challenges from climate change and rising food prices.
What is your reaction to the commission's suggestions? Is aid the answer? How else can people be raised out of poverty? Do you live in the continent?
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