Partners, Not Beggars


African farmers don't have the benefit of subsidies

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni insists that partnership is necessary for Africa to make progress. But the answer is not simply more aid. "Beggars are tolerated," he says, "but they are not partners." Last week's G-8 summit of industrialized nations in the Canadian resort village of Kananaskis took an important step toward treating Africans as partners rather than beggars. The summit's agenda, in addition to global economic recovery and the fight against terrorism, included a novel plan for African reconstruction. Under the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), African countries would undertake to establish peace and good governance in return for a...

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