United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the G8 countries Monday to follow through with pledges to increase aid to Africa $25 billion. Reports surfaced that some countries might backtrack on the promises. "When it comes to climate change...and the global food crisis, these campaigns should be led by the industrialized countries -- they have the capacity, they have the resources, and I hope the leadership demonstrates their political will," Ban said ahead of a G8 summit next week.

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