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11. Dezember 2008

Zum xten-Mal: The pitfalls of Africa's aid addiction

"As a result, governments that are highly dependent on aid pay too much attention to donors and too little to the actual needs of their own citizens."

"Another criticism of aid increasingly voiced by Africans, but rarely heard in the West is that it sponsors failure, but rarely rewards success."

"So you see,' Mr Mwenda said. 'If aid were to offer this young man support in the form of low interest credit he could not only expand his business offering employment opportunities and a valuable service to his community, he could also eventually pay the money back.' But instead of funding innovation and creativity, aid has funded the chairman's dysfunctional lifestyle"

To the entire article by Sorious Samura on BBC News Africa >> here

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