Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Why Africa depends on handouts


I read Al Jazeera. It's where I get most of my international news. I read this article and thought it was very helpful in thinking through some of Africa's food dependence. It is also refreshing to hear an African journalist critique President Obama. After spending the last month in two different African countries I would not have guessed any local journalist knew how to do anything but heap adulation on him. Anyway, this is not a piece against the President per se, it is about the dependency of African governments on Western handouts. It's good. Read it here.

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