The Shackled Continent: Power, Corruption, and African Lives

The Shackled Continent: Power, Corruption, and African Lives

Robert Guest

A former Africa editor for The Economist, Robert visitor addresses the continent's thorniest difficulties: conflict, AIDS, and particularly, poverty. Newly up-to-date with a preface that considers political and fiscal advancements of the previous six years, The Shackled Continent is engrossing, hugely readable, and as unique because it is tragic.

Guest pulls the veil off the corruption and intrigue that cripple such a lot of African international locations, posing a provocative conception that Africans were impoverished principally via their very own leaders' abuses of energy. From the minefields of Angola to the barren wheat fields of Zimbabwe, visitor gathers startling proof of the distress African leaders have inflicted on their humans. yet he unearths elusive luck tales and examples of the resilience and resourcefulness of person Africans, too; from those, he attracts wish that the continent will ultimately prosper. visitor deals offerings either common-sense and arguable for Africans and for these within the West who want Africa good.

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