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Originally posted by Flinx
As to the West invading Africa, that would probably be the worst possible thing to do.
Originally posted by soulforge
Countries control their own resources. Period.
If Tanzanians are not making money off of this enterprise, then they are fools, pure and simple. If no one is making money from this, break out the Tanzanian army and blockade the Airport. No one in the world will argue with that decision.
Nope, that won't happen. Someone is getting a little kickback from the Russian company. Africans are starving Africans, while making millions collecting the kickbacks from the west as the fish fly out of the country.
Stop the corruption and things will get better. Stopping the planes will only increase the fish population, not feed the masses.
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Originally posted by Souljah
Causes of Poverty
As if that is not Enough - these People have to die from Lack of Food and they have to STARVE to DEATH, while you waste precious time on Words and Talk this and that and Chit-Chat about "Africa's Problems".
For almost half a century the countries of Africa have been awash in aid. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been given to African governments. More billions were lent to these same governments. Countless tons of food have inundated the continent, and swarms of consultants, experts, and administrators have descended to solve Africa’s problems. Yet the state of development in Africa is no better today than it was when all this started. Per capita income, for most of Africa, is either stagnant or declining.
Just a few years ago a World Bank report admitted that 75 percent of their African agricultural projects were failures.1 Other aid agencies weren’t any luckier. Operation Mils Mopti in Mali was supposed to increase grain production but the government imposed “official” prices on the grain and had to force farmers into selling their crops at these below-market rates. As a result grain production fell by 80 percent.2 In Senegal $4 million was spent to increase cattle production in the Bakel region. But in the end only 882 additional cattle were being reared there.3
In Northern Kenya, Norwegian aid agencies built a fish-freezing plant to help employ the Turkana people. But after completion it was discovered that the plant required more power than was available in the entire region.4 In another aid fiasco, $10 million was spent in Tanzania to build a cashew-processing plant. The plant had a capacity three times greater than the country’s entire cashew production, and the costs were so high that it was cheaper to process the cashews in India instead.5
And while hungry faces are used on posters and in media reports to sell the virtues of foreign aid, it is the hungry who rarely see any of the funds. Poverty may be used to justify the programs, but the aid is almost always given in the form of government-to-government transfers. And once the aid is in the hands of the state it is used for purposes conducive to the ruling regime’s own purposes.
Originally posted by Seekerof
One: link your sources for the quotes. Always give proper credit to those you are 'borrowing' information from.
Two: you did read the article provided? If so, your comments to it where to spout the above rhetorical response?
Landlocked country in West Africa
One of poorest nations in world
Population of 11.5m
60% of population live on a $1 a day
50% of population under 15
82% of population depend on subsistence farming
Originally posted by Souljah
They starve, but their MAIN Export Article is FISH.
Originally posted by spliff4020
Screw em. Why should we care?
Originally posted by Carseller4
Comedian Sam Kennison said it best "Move...pack up the U-Haul and get out. You live in a f'n desert...move to where to food is."
Can't feed your kids? Stop having them. That goes for anywhere in the world, the US included.
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