Acid Alan on Africa

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1 Jun 2007

I do not share the pro-intervention stance held by Alan Beattie, the world trade editor of the Financial Times, on Africa. However, his deliciously acid remarks in today’s paper are astute:

“Africa needs more than to be ‘put on the agenda’. It has been on dozens of agendas down the decades. Nor does it need to be ‘put on the map’. For the confused, it’s the big wedge-shaped continent south of Europe.”

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