Africa is under siege. Africa’s leadership is loosing grip as aid bodies subtly and systematically annex their countries. What itches aid proponents that they can’t stop giving – giving even known perpetrators of genocide and abusers of human rights? Does the UN save lives?Do donors have something to show for the trillions of taxpayers’ dollars they have sunk into Africa? Do the dollars land anyway? And if they land, do they serve their intended purpose?
What would happen in Africa if aid were to be stopped?
To get answers on the above questions and many others, get yourself a copy of the video tape: IF Africa. Through a 45 minute fictional documentary of the life of Ben Swaleh, an aid worker in Northern Uganda whose lifeless body was found in a dry river bed in one of the country’s he devoted his energies to, the aid question is put to the spotlight.
Actual events and sceneries are then presented with real experts: James Shikwati (Director, Inter Region Economic Network), Houghton Irungu (Oxfam-Africa), Charles Abugre (Policy Advisor); and Robert Guen (Editor, Economist) among others tackling the aid question.
“Africa has been turned into Pavlov’s dog. As long as Africa is babysitted, she will never walk come 2015,” says James Shikwati.
To order this video cassette, Please contact the BBC TV2 offices in London.
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