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World is plundering Africa’s wealth of ‘billions of dollars a year’

The Guardian news article | 24th May 2017

“There’s such a powerful narrative in western societies that Africa is poor and that it needs our help. The research shows that what African countries really need is for the rest of the world to stop systematically looting them.” Aisha Dodwell, campaigner for Global Justice Now.

The article explores this prevailing narrative which, where rich country governments say their foreign aid is helping Africa, is a distraction and misleading.

Analysis by a coalition of UK and African equality and development campaigners found that for the $162bn African countries received in a year, $203bn was taken from the continent. That’s a deficit of almost $42bn!

To read the article and more about the findings, click here

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