Saturday, October 13, 2007

Foreign aid goes towards fighting wars

A report on armed conflict in
Africa has shown that the cost to the continent's development over a 15-year period was nearly $300bn (£146bn).

The research was undertaken by a number of non-governmental organisations, including Oxfam.

It says the cost of conflict was equal to the amount of money received in aid during the same period.

Doesn’t this show that with aid we are just continuing the conflicts in Africa? We should be spending it on our own people, especially our elderly so they don’t have to eat cardboard to stay alive.

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