Actions by powerhungry and selfish African politicians is as evil as terrorism in the world - Henry (Switzlerland)
What the west should be doing for Africa is to deal with this ring of powerful people on the continent that divert most of the continents resources to themselves and manipulate the system to make them or their parties rule forever. They are capable of this because the west does have the people on the ground and the information and they know the people behind the chaos.
The efforts by musicians lately through the live-aid and live8 concerts are all commendable and shows the will of people in the west to help Africa. But if the people in Africa are still subjected to these leaders derailing the development process through unstabilizing peaceful nations like Malawi for the sore purpose of getting back to plunder nations' resources then all those efforts to raise all that money is fruitless. It is time the west started targeting these leaders in our societies through actions like targeted sanctions, travel restrictions and so on like in the case of the Robert Mugabe and his group. These kind of actions would send a clear message and restrict these peoples operations. That is the direction the west should take if they are to correct Africas problems because without real freedom money alone will not get Africa out of poverty. Africans are held ransom by these rich leaders to the point governments are incapacitated.