How to Put Africa Back on the Right Track

In the 1960s, Africa was seen as a land of economic opportunity. But in subsequent decades, those hopes for the most part were dashed. The West has given billions of dollars in economic and humanitarian assistance to the region, yet it remains the most impoverished in the World. Why? Does the fault lie with the West for failing to give generously enough or open its markets to African produce? Or does the blame lie with multilateral financial institutions, such as the IMF and the World Bank, for demanding unsuitable economic policies? With corrupt governments? With bad luck? Panel includes George Ayittey.

Festival: 2006

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