The international poverty line pushed by the World Bank underestimates the extent of global poverty – and must be rejected.
Sarr calls first for some inward looking by Africa. The need for healing the psychological effects of “centuries of alienation and enslavement” to regain self-esteem and self-respect.
“(State officials) take public offices for banquets. They are not accountable”
Politics in the Horn is best understood as a marketplace, where the currency is money and violence.
The West African nations in the CFA zone are required to deposit 50% of their foreign exchange reserves in a special French Treasury “operating account”. At one point it was 100%!