Sunday, May 30, 2010

Andrew Mwenda takes a new look at Africa

Quoted form the TED website: "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".

About the speaker (from TED speaker description): "Andrew Mwenda is a print, radio and television journalist, and an active critic of many forms of Western aid to Africa. Too much of the aid from rich nations, he says, goes to the worst African countries to fuel war and government abuse. Such money not only never gets to its intended recipients, Africa's truly needy -- it actively plays a part in making their lives worse".

We have covered some stories on foreign aid previously. Click here to read more.

1 comment:

  1. Kweli sisi ni ndugu...matatizo ya Uganda ni kama yetu tu. Viongozi wanapata mashangingi kibao lakini zahanati hazina ambulances!