July 31, 2014

Africa Needs Science, Not Aid

Nkem Khumbah & Melvin Foote, New York Times

The Associated Press

When John F. Kennedy came to the University of Michigan to campaign for president in the fall of 1960, Africa was plagued with trade and governance challenges far more daunting than those it faces today. The young senator recognized that African nations — like other countries emerging from colonialism — were preoccupied with developing basic literacy and manpower. And so he urged students to go abroad and help them. The spirited response resulted in one of America’s greatest gifts to the world: the Peace Corps.

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TAGGED: Africa, Foreign Aid, Science


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