African Development.

I’m going to take a stab at this.  One of my favorite economists is Dambisa Moyo.  I am going to take a stab at this and see what she thinks.

Is this a chicken vs. egg argument?  What I mean by this is as follows:  Is violence in places such as Central African Republic and South Sudan holding African development back?  Would economic development stop, or at least stem, some of the violence.

People tend to act for their own selfish interests.  Can other countries form a consortium along with France to go into the Central African Republic and South Sudan and end their endemic violence in exchange for mineral rights for example.

This is not an idea to return to colonialism.  Colonialism caused enough issues in modern African to not want that.  It means not charity, but working with local people and doing a whole lot of listening, a lot less talking and a lot more action.  (I borrowed the last line from a country song).


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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