The Tragedy of Africa: Foreign Aid and Debt Forgiveness

The Tragedy of Africa: Foreign Aid and Debt Forgiveness

The official declarations coming out of the G8 meetings in Scotland, as well as the raucous demonstrations surrounding those meetings, talk about saving Africa. But, looking back over the decades and generations, Africa has been “saved” so many times that...

Africa: A Tragic Continent

Anyone who believes President Bush’s Africa initiative, including sending U.S. troops to Liberia, will amount to more than a hill of beans is whistling Dixie. Maybe it’s overly pessimistic, but most of Africa is a continent without much hope for its...

Capitalism Is the Cure for Africa’s Problems

A specter is haunting Africa-the specter of starvation. At least 2.5 million Zambians currently face famine, as do millions more across southern Africa-in Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The United Nations estimates that more than 14 million Africans face possible...

When will Africa Discover Capitalism?

Bono still hasn’t found what he’s looking for in Africa — a place free of poverty and the disease and famine that often accompany it. That’s why the lead singer of the rock group U2 has crisscrossed the continent with several key Western...

Yet More Tears for Africa

In a report in the Washington Times, the Bush administration said in August that it no longer considers President Robert Mugabe to be the legitimate leader of Zimbabwe and called upon “the body politic” of his country “to go forward and correct that...
Naming Names in “Africa-America”

Naming Names in “Africa-America”

Did anyone ever call Franklin D. Roosevelt a “Dutch American” or Dwight Eisenhower a “German American”? It would have been resented, not only by them and their supporters, but by Americans in general. These men were Americans — not...
Europe and Africa’s Hatred of America

Europe and Africa’s Hatred of America

It’s become painfully apparent that the world is becoming the United States’ responsibility. Clean water, rudimentary healthcare and decent housing for the world’s destitute all fall on our collective shoulders. “If this country doesn’t...

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