How To Rob Africa

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Why does the Western world feed Africa with one hand while taking from it with the other?

I quote” The world’s wealthy countries often criticise African nations for corruption – especially that perpetrated by those among the continent’s government and business leaders who abuse their positions by looting tens of billions of dollars in national assets or the profits from state-owned enterprises that could otherwise be used to relieve the plight of some of the world’s poorest peoples.

Yet the West is culpable too in that it often looks the other way when that same dirty money is channelled into bank accounts in Europe and the US”.

It is very clear that without the aid of the wealthy countries corruption would be very minimal in African countries with a lot of mineral wealth.  They then turn around and pretend to be giving aid and yet it could be the money they laundered being given back as aid.

The provision of off-shore companies has made it very easy for some corrupt government officials to get rich overnight at the expense of the local people.  Like in most African countries which have mineral wealth, only the government ministers, army generals and the heads of states become filthy rich whilst the masses suffer poverty, hunger and diseases.

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3 Responses to “How To Rob Africa”

  1. diwuoha1 Says:

    Sadly this has been going on for too long. If only people can come together to fight corruption. But then there will always be someone who will get greedy and want more money.

  2. rukayat2012 Says:

    Corruption is something that is inevitable. This is because humans are weak and they can sometimes be selfish. How can we fight corruption apart rom executing all the leaders that are involved in the practice?

  3. sdiederichs Says:

    I want to believe that it is possible to fight corruption, but in order to do this, everybody (and by this, I mean not only the rich) has to have zero-tolerance for it, and we must never either take it as granted or be fatalistic about it. And of course education is paramount, as the more educated the population is, the more difficult it is to take advantage of it.

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