ABSTRACT Contemporary Africa is not taking its place in the 21st century globalised world. Being highly inflicted with extreme poverty, Africa has reached out for help from the developed countries of the world. Since independence, there are so many instrumental measures being put to place to tackle the problem of development in Africa. These are modernisation, socialism, globalization and, very crucial to this discourse, foreign aid. This paper discusses the efficiency of foreign aid is assuring development to Africa. One of the basic assumptions of foreign aid to Africa is to alleviate extreme poverty from African soil. Now, the fundamental question is: Is foreign aid really a catholicon to Africans catastrophe? Or is foreign aid a Hodgkin’s disease to Africa’s development? Most of these attempts, that have addressed Africa’s problem of development, have ignored, or glossed over, this fundamental factor; namely, bootphilosohy/self-reliance. This perspective, in my view, offers more fundamental and comprehensive explanations of the problem of development in Africa. Especially, it tries to explain how the present political, social, and economic problems in Africa are connected to foreign aid. Therefore, this paper challenges the assumptions of foreign aid as inadequate in tackling poverty in Africa. This paper argues that aid to Africa is a chimera in sheep clothing. Aid is one of the contributors of poverty and underdevelopment in Africa. Using the philosophical tool of criticism, this paper exposes the underdevelopment of Africa with foreign aid.
What an intelligent woman. I think I’ve posted this type of article before though. The pathological altruism extends from a ‘problematic’ god complex in whites over black people called white messiah. Stop deadbeating your own kids first, eh, America?
I take umbrage at calling socialism a development tool but whatever. I guess.
nb The NGOs like learned helplessness, plenty of cheap workers to exploit. Socialism is a bailout of companies from paying more even lefty youtubers agree. You also need to halt and reverse immigration from Africa to Europe for Africa’s sake e.g. brain drain. Companies get extra money for hiring someone cheaper, on threat of deportation, and they get kickbacks for diversity, literally, they’re pro-money.
The Chinese lately like to bribe slaves with bread and circuses, despite, say, widespread Ugandan rape. Slave owners always pretend you’re better off, trafficking charities call it The Game.