Africa: We don’t Want Aid. Thanks.

By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN

The most fierce defendants of Aid to Africa are now mostly non-africans, while most africans are asking to stop it.

Take the example of one small east african nation Eritrea. They declared self-reliance and shut all NGOs and relief organization offices.

They refused to accept aid. Since then they’ve started building their country and have good results.

“Keeping with its self-relaince policy, the government of Eritrea stopped requesting any financial assistance from the United States since 2005, and fully cut-off all third party NGOs that were financially sponsored by the United States after 2006. The Eritrean government believes that foreign assistance breeds a culture of dependency that shackles African countries into a cycle of poverty”.

One Eritrean official declared “Aid only postpones the basic solutions to crucial development problems by tentatively ameliorating their manifestations without tackling their root causes. The structural, political, economic, etc. damage that it inflicts upon recipient countries is also enormous.”  – Adal Voice

But it doesn’t came without cost. The nation paid a big cost. The western countries started bulling and demonizing the government.

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