Meeting anti-poverty goals possible in Africa

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It's possible in Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by world leaders in 2000 to eradicate extreme poverty by 2015.

That's the conclusion of a United Nations report, launched on Thursday, on progress that Africa has made in achieving the goals.

But some African countries lag behind, says the report.

The report says that Africa is on the right track but is not moving forward quickly enough.

Pedro Conceição is Chief Economist at the UN Development Programme's Regional Bureau for Africa.

"In terms of countries, I think it's important to highlight that there are countries in Africa that are going to meet all the MDGs – Cape Verde is an example – and this shows that it is possible. It's possible to meet the goals. And there are a number of other countries that, while making progress may miss one or another, have achieved at least some of the goals."
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