Wednesday, July 06, 2005

An Alternative Voice on What Africa Needs

The healthy countries in Africa are few. Disease is rampant. Economies sputter - when they're not being pillaged by their "rulers for life" and their cronies. The accepted wisdom is the same as most other problems (public education, health insurance, etc.) - "Send more money!"

But at least a few Africans are tired of playing this game and want real deliverance. Der Spiegel interviewed Kenyan economist James Shikwati - check out his comments. (thanks to Vodkapundit for the link!)

UPDATE: Nicholas Kristof writes on the same subject - toa similar point - in the New York Times.


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