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Africa '05 - Michael Meegan
Stephen Sackur with Dr Michael Meegan (right) in the Rift Valley.

In a HARDtalk interview on July 21st, Stephen Sackur talks to Dr Michael Meegan in Kenya's Rift Valley.

The recent G8 Summit at Gleneagles ended with an agreement to boost aid for developing countries by $50 billion.

The debt of some of Africa's poorest countries is also being cancelled. Michael Meegan runs a small charity trying to help some of Africa's poorest.

He doesn't think debt relief and more aid are the answer to the complex issue of lifting people out of poverty.

He talks to Stephen Sackur near one of his clinics in the Rift Valley - the home of the Masaai people.

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 03:30 GMT, 0830 GMT, 1530 GMT, 1830 GMT, 2330 GMT

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30

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