It’s not about the country with the most resources. The issue is being able to dare and try it.
In April IOM warned that its staff in Niger and Libya had “documented shocking events on North African migrant routes, which they have described as “slave markets”.
Of the world’s top 10 countries in real GDP growth rates for 2012, five were African – then disaster struck. In 2016, only two African countries made it into the top ten global GDP growth contest.
Libya is pumping oil at its highest rate in four years.
The snub signals the return of the US/Africa policy that held sway from 1960 to 2001 when the continent was on the back burner in Washington.