Why Africa Is Poor

  • George B. N. Ayittey


In February 2002, British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned that the West could face new terrorist threats unless measures were taken to relieve African poverty (BBC World Service, Feb 6, 2002). Comparing the continent’s plight to that of Afghanistan ten years ago, when it was allowed “to deteriorate into a failed state living on drugs and terrorism,” Tony Blair said: “In the end the impact was felt on the streets of America” (The Times of London, Feb 6, 2002).


Foreign Direct Investment Cash Crop Economic Freedom Ivory Coast United Nations Development Program 
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© George B. N. Ayittey 2005

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  • George B. N. Ayittey
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  1. 1.USA

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