Obama Wants "New Model" for African Development

Speaking in Tanzania:

The president said he wanted to move away from traditional forms of international development and work more closely with businesses in Africa.

“We are looking at a new model that’s based not just on aid and assistance but on trade and partnership,” he said.”


Excellent — free markets for African consumers and business! No, wait… you knew that was too good to be true:

Examples he gave included investment in health systems, food self-sufficiency and sustainable power sources.

Politicians “investing” in favored industries.

Obama’s “new model” for Africa looks a lot like his failed model for this country.


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