Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Africa: Behind the smokescreen of charity - Counting the Cost - Al Jazeera English

Africa: Behind the smokescreen of charity - Counting the Cost - Al Jazeera English


Africa receives billions in aid from wealthy countries, but a new report suggests that
notion is actually a smokescreen for politicians and corporations to plunder
Africa's vast resources.
Aid to Africa amounts to less than $30bn but it is losing $192bn a year and it
still remains unclear how much there is in illicit money that is squirelled
away in tax havens and money loans to other governments.
So, does aid make a difference to the poor in the region? And are the different nations
taking more than they are giving?
Counting the Cost discusses this and more with Martin Drewry, the director of Health Poverty Action.



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