Akintola Odutola

The U.S. and British led war in Iraq is now a significant chapter in world history. It adds to the conflict level in the Middle East. The short and long-term triggers to the war may be debatable; the consequences on health and development issues in Africa are not. Support for this view is widely shared in development circles. For example, James T. Morris, Executive Director, World Food Programme, said in an April 7 speech to the United Nations Security Council in New York: “Continuing fu...read more