Aid to Africa: Redeemer or Coloniser? by Samir Amin, Patrick Bond, Demba Moussa Dembele, Khadija

By Samir Amin, Patrick Bond, Demba Moussa Dembele, Khadija Sharife, Charles Mutasa, Bernard Founou Tchuigoua, Sanusha Naidu, Tim Murithi, Hakima Abbas, Yves Niyiragira

The present worldwide fiscal crisis resurges the talk on relief to Africa—the biggest international recipient—and this entire quantity explores the basis, background, and starting place upon which the idea that of reduction relies. It considers aid's courting to the wider improvement discourse in Africa, the politics and gear dynamics of reduction mechanisms, and the way the emergence of powers akin to China and India are redefining the worldwide reduction structure. assorted views are proven from African social commentators, teachers, and activists, together with Demba Moussa Dembélé, Patrick Bond, Samir Amin, and Charles Mutasa.

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What analysis are we conducti ng w ith regard to these trend s? Who are the critical actors in this discourse and how can they be effectively mobi lised? • Who are the old ac tors, are they sti ll relevan t ac tors and if they are releva nt and have fall en off the wagon, why a nd how do we get them back on boa rd? The emergence of autonomous, African led, unapologetica tly feminist fundin g bod ies 6 on the continent is a significan t step in rec tifying aid imbalances a nd reshaping the thinking, targets and accountability mec han isms with regard to shifti ng the agenda on women's rights.

Shifting tactics In trying to recti fy the historical imba lances that have shaped the aid relationship between the globa l South and North, both processes5 have fa il ed to remedy the historical p reju dices with which women in the South, and in this instance women in Africa, were brought to the development table. The fact tha t women's righ ts work continues to be significan tly shaped by the d ynamics of funding agencies has determined the work we do, how we do it and the energies we dedicate to p a rticular s ubjec ts.

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