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June 8, 2007

Please DON’T donate that dollar to help hungry children in Africa

Filed under: News — vitalyb @ 12:17 am

SPIEGEL Interview with African Economics Expert: “For God’s Sake, Please Stop the Aid!” – International – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News

The Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati, 35, says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. The avid proponent of globalization spoke with SPIEGEL about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the tendency to overstate the AIDS problem.

Full article: http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,363663,00.html

Makes you think.

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  1. crog-father relate.

    Quote:
    Very interesting, indeed. BTW, this is precisely the same argument for Israel in not accepting any more American aid. It doesn’t destroy our economy the way European aid is killing Africa, but it amounts to a complete sell-out of our national interests. Moshe Feiglin, in particular, has advocated doing away with American aid… he notes that it is a tiny percentage of Israel’s GNP and we can do without it very easily.
    Endquote.

    Comment by crog — June 9, 2007 @ 9:36 pm | Reply

  2. Hi!,

    Comment by name — September 1, 2008 @ 3:46 am | Reply

  3. In other countries of the Balkans that were not directly affected by the conflicts, some progress has been made in civil society development, but the level of youth participation is still low. ,

    Comment by Bob76 — October 10, 2009 @ 8:35 pm | Reply


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