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post A. Mwenda: Let’s take a new look at African Aid

November 9th, 2007

Filed under: Video Forums — Lissan Magazine @ 20:50

About this Talk
In this provocative talk, journalist Andrew Mwenda asks us to reframe the “African question” — to look beyond the media’s stories of poverty, civil war and helplessness and see the opportunities for creating wealth and happiness throughout the continent. Most important, he says, the solution to Africa’s problems is not more aid.

About Andrew Mwenda
Journalist Andrew Mwenda has spent his career fighting for free speech and economic empowerment throughout Africa. He argues that aid makes objects of the poor — they become passive recipients of charity rather than active participants in their own economic betterment.

Source: tedtalks

1 Comment »

  1. This must be viewed by our aid-addicted politicians. Thanks for sharing. It is quite refreshing to hear about this from our African scholars.

    Comment by Sissay — 9. November 2007 @ 22:22

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