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Post on Derive Politics: African Development

Another post on Derive Politics, this one about African development. An excerpt:

"For a while now, American aid to the continent of Africa has generally been focused on poverty alleviation. Foreign aid from the United States and the Western world, a lot of it private, has been funneled into projects designed to address the pressing needs of the poor, from famine relief to clean sanitation and education. And yet, despite the vast amounts of money that has been poured into the region, progress is frustratingly hard. African countries have had the slowest rate of growth in the world. Despite a range of external factors like sectional conflict, there seems to be little to no tangible benefit from Western aid."

Full post here.