Tag Archives: AID

Another excuse to keep Africans poor?

I stumbled upon a conversation on Twitter regarding a new kind of cola,<a href=”http://www.ubuntu-trading.com/”> Ubuntu Cola </a>to be precise. I was told that this is a fairtrade cola that enables farmers in Malawi to earn a fair wage. I was … Continue reading

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Being gay and famous in the UK isn’t newsworthy

A survey that came out today shows that British people are more liberal towards same sex couples. Kelvin McKenzie a former Editor of The Sun newspaper and Michael Cashman an openly Gay politician  were interviewed by  John Humphreys on Radio … Continue reading

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Corruption

Corruption is put forward as one of the reasons AID  does not necessarily get to those that need it as well as one of the reasons why developing countries remain poor. I recently wrote a blog about my most  recent … Continue reading

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Time to grow your own?

African countries like any other countries are constantly on the look out for investment opportunities. What caught my eye recently is the fact unlike the usual practice of seeking out major corporations as investors  Uganda is looking at this it … Continue reading

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Dambisa Moyo- Is she Dead Wrong?

She is a beautiful African woman with brains to die for and author of a sensational book  DEAD AID that has rocked the world of International Development. Amongst those who have reviewed her thesis is   Chola Mukanga a fellow Zambian … Continue reading

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Poverty in Africa is not about money stupid

Yes I know, a strange statement to make and over the next few days I will explain myself and hopefully it will make sense. An awful lot of money has been poured into Africa by way of loans and grants … Continue reading

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Ethnic Supplies at BBC Gardener’s World Live 2009

There is always a first time for everything and this year it is our first time at the BBC Gardener’s World Live at the NEC in Birmingham. It has been a long journey getting here and when I started Ethnic … Continue reading

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An English Cow in Africa

No folks, I am not being rude but you may remember my blog on how an english cow changed an African woman’s life. Well you would not believe it if I told you that on 14 May 09 I actually … Continue reading

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Third world debt is rich pickings for vultures

Whilst driving home today I tuned into the evening news on BBC Radio 4  I heard something that left me dumb founded. I actually didn’t think that it was possible to be shocked or surprised by what is wrong with … Continue reading

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Poverty in Africa- the day today reality

This week I have been looking at the notion of money and poverty in Africa. The question I get asked often and one I would like to try and answer in this thread is  How do things work on the … Continue reading

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