22 May 2012
The leaders of eight of the world's largest economies, met in the US, for a G8 Summit hosted by American President Barack Obama at Camp David this past weekend. The Eurozone crisis and Africa were top items for discussion on the Agenda. Many African leaders were also invited to the summit.
Following the summit, a media report argues that no commitments of aid were made to Africa, but that advice was dispensed to African leaders about investing in education and infrastructure.
Al Jazeera's Inside Story asks, is the G8 the appropriate organization to deal with the problems of a modern global economy, especially given that the worlds second largest economy, China as well as India are not represented at the G8?
Watch this clip for an insightful discussion on food security in Africa.
Editor's Note: You might also be interested in "Nato and G8 summits: what did we learn on Afghanistan, aid and the euro?" from the Guardian.