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…


  • Ron MacDonald

    Cut off all aid, famines are nature’s way of keeping balance.

  • El Martyachi

    There’s another angle to this. “Aid” includes de-facto bribery to favoured regimes. Abandoning that means ceding influence to competitors. At least that’s how it was supposed to work before foreign policy was taken over by stupid cunts like Samantha Power and Jen Psaki.

  • tom_billesley

    More on the way
    Italian and Maltese ships were responding to distress calls from two migrant boats in the Mediterranean as EU interior and foreign ministers met to discuss the latest tragedies.
    The Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, told a joint press conference with his Maltese counterpart, Joseph Muscat, that ships from the two countries were responding to distress calls from an inflatable liferaft off the Libyan coast with 100 to 150 people on board and another vessel with 300 people on board.
    In another incident on Monday at least three people died when a boat ran aground off the Greek island of Rhodes. Video footage showed a large, wooden double-masted vessel packed with people and just metres from the land. It rocked wildly in the waves and passengers were seen jumping into the sea and swimming towards land.

  • Clink9

    It’s the definition of insanity.

  • Observer

    Until just a few years ago Canada was giving $100 million a year for aid in China, the second wealthiest country in the World now, and third wealthiest at that time.

  • DMB

    This video may be a parody but it reflects the reality of what the African foreign aid industry is all about.

  • Waffle

    I think it was VDH who wrote a piece for the Atlantic Monthly back in the late ’80s titled “Lifeboat North America”. I saved the issue, but somehow in my many moves since then, it got lost. I have tried searching online but with no success. If anybody remembers this fascinating essay and where I can find it, please let me know. Thanks. Also, if memory serves correctly, it was featured on the cover.

  • FactsWillOut

    Foreign aid: Taking money from poor people in rich countries, and giving it to rich people in poor countries.

  • UCSPanther

    I remember reading that a considerable chunk of the money raised by the Live Aid/We are The World telethon back in the 1980s for the Great Ethiopian Famine (Brought to you by the cruel stalinistic policies of the Derg Commies) got siphoned off by both the Derg and their enemies (many of whom weren’t much better).

    Tin Pot African Dictatorships and Oligarchies (In the case of Nigeria) are as surely corrupt as water is liquid, rock is solid, gasoline is flammable and alcohol gets you drunk…

  • Cutting off aid will either force the Africans to get proactive or to give up. Mostly the latter.

  • lolwut?

    This is what happens when you fight nature.
    The more you feed them, the more they breed them.

  • Millie_Woods

    Give Africa to the Europeans and Europe to the Africans. In 20 years Africa will be a paradise and in one year Europe will be a dump.