Who Aid Whom?. Africa Aid the World Not the Other Way Round.
Who Aid Whom? Exposing the True Story of Africa’s $192 Billion Losses Research released by a coalition of African and UK partners reveals that Africa loses almost six and a half times the amount of money that it receives in aid. ARTICLE | 15 JULY 2014 - 12:32PM | BY JUDITH CAVANAGH “It says something about this country. It says something about our standing in the world and our sense of duty in helping others… in short – it says something about the kind of people we are… And that makes me proud to be British.” As exhibited by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who made the above comment on 8 June 2013, governments of wealthy countries like to tell tales of generous aid spending and a common responsibility to help those less fortunate in the world. But there is another story to tell. And it is not a story of what is given to continents such as Africa, but of what is taken away. Research published today reveals that whilst the continent receives $30 billion in aid a year, this