Africa's Over-dependence on Foreign Aid


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These days it is becoming increasingly popular with western countries to threaten African countries of withdrawing their aids and support if the African countries in question do not bend to their wishes. While it is refreshing that most of the African countries in those situations have called the bluff of these western countries, it is still worrisome that we depend on foreign aid so much that a country will think of threatening us with it.
In reality, I think these people are not aiding or helping us, they are simply giving a very minute fraction of what they stole from us during slave trade and colonization. That said, we should not rely on the aids. We should advance new ways of taking care of ourselves. Thoughts are welcome.