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n African Renaissance - The Commission for Africa Report : a review

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305

Abstract

This Commission headed by Tony Blair certainly is well intentioned and has all of the words that attempt to answer most of the previous criticisms that have plagued earlier commissions or studies on poverty and development for Africans the world over. The buzz words are there, i.e. Africans must have more say in the dispensing and allocation of funds, they must bear more responsibility for the future development of their vast and bountiful continent and they must curb the violence, disease and corruption that have stymied foreign investment. Since the Commission is well represented by Africans, this would appear to lend credence to the appeals made within the report. The report was prepared especially for an appeal to the G8 nations which Great Britain is president for this year. One telling quote within the report speaks volumes and forewarns the cynics, "Too much of the history of the industrialized world's involvement in Africa is a miserable history of broken promises".

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2019-10-22

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