The invasion from Africa – the result of 50 years of foreign aid failure

Over the last 50 years, Africa has received over $1 trn in development aid. That’s about $20 bn a year. Yet every year the hordes crossing the Med to escape Africa’s poverty, misery and hopelessness increase. Just in the last week over 10,000 Africans fled to Europe. And this week, there will probably be even more.

And what’s the answer from our rulers? “We need to give more money to Africa to help it develop”.

After WW II, under the Marshall Plan, over 5 years the Americans gave about $100bn (in today’s money) – $20bn a year – to rebuild. So, Africa has received the equivalent of a Marshall Plan every single year for the last 50 years and there are now more Africans in poverty than ever before…