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Appeared in: Volume 4, Number 4
Published on: March 1, 2009
Misleading Africa

To Western development experts, Africa remains a puzzle box of failure. But it’s really no puzzle: Africa is rich; only its politics are poor.

George B.N. Ayittey, a native of Ghana, is a distinguished economist at American University and president of the Free Africa Foundation. He is the author of Africa Unchained (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and Indigenous African Institutions (Transnational Publishers, 2006).
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