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Dear friends, Today we are trying something new. I wanted to share with you the reasons why I think we can be optimistic about Africa's development prospects, but rather than writing something up, I thought of using video. Please, share your feedback, not only on whether you agree that Africa is on the right track, but on the video itself.
Financial Crisis, Africa's Permanent Damage, and Aid Effectiveness | A blog about Governance and Development for AllAid is dead: it is worse than merely useless, since it abets and perpetuates mis-governance and dependency by Africa. No, to the contrary, massive additional infusions of aid are crucial for all of Africa. This massive transfer of aid to governments in Africa is particularly urgent right now, in the midst of the financial crisis, which is bound to inflict permanent damage everywhere in the continent. These blanket statements are nonsense, on both sides. While they may contain a 'straw man' element, unfortunately in slight variants one often sees such pronouncements in current writings and public debates. In spite of the practical irrelevance of holding on to such extreme positions, such artificial debates go on and on, pitting the extremes against each other.
Leise Stimme, eloquentes deutsch, fanatischer Blick. Der Ruander Ignace M. war bis zu seiner Verhaftung in Deutschland Präsident und politischer Führer der Hutu-Miliz FDLR, der sogenannten demokratischen Befreiungsfront Ruandas. Eine der mörderischsten Rebellengruppen, die im Nordosten des Kongo marodiert. Der Ruander lebte unbehelligt in Mannheim und soll den Krieg im Kongo per Laptop und Handy gesteuert haben. Das behauptet die Anklage: Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit, Kriegsverbrechen. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
IPA holds a Primary School Deworming Day in Kenya.(Innovations for Poverty Action) As they prepared to take control of the House of Representatives, congressional Republicans were also getting ready to take on foreign aid — with a scalpel or a meat-ax, depending on how one parsed words. U.S. Rep.
For many in the West, poverty is almost synonymous with hunger.
Writing this story for Time about a guy in Florida who wanted to donate a million t-shirts to Africa gave me a great intro into the subject of misguided good intentions and bad aid. It is just so interesting to see how anachronistic people's notions of Africa are _ especially the idea that it needs saving. The big takeaway from the story, as foreign-aid critics repeat endlessly, is that people who want to do good must not come up with some whiz-bang idea based on what they need (or need to get rid of) at home, and what they think Africans might need. And now that I'm looking out for such terribly misguided projects, which are often more about promoting the person behind the idea than doing good for others, they seem to be cropping up everywhere. Latest example: The founder of Kayak.com, Paul English, wants to provide free wireless internet access to all of Africa. This is such a colossally bad idea.