Africa’s Promise and Despair

Christian Science Monitor,
July 11, 2001
In late June, Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s scholarly president, traveled to Kananaskis, Alberta, to sell G-8 heads of state on a new aid package for Africa. Asking for a handout for Africa was nothing new. But Mbeki’s pitch differed dramatically from past aid requests. Under his proposed New Plan for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), African states,...