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: battle, AIDS, and peculiarly, poverty. Newly up to date with a preface that considers political and monetary advancements of the previous six years, The Shackled Continent is engrossing, hugely readable, and as exciting because it is tragic.

Guest pulls the veil off the corruption and intrigue that cripple such a lot of African countries, posing a provocative idea that Africans were impoverished mostly through their very own leaders' abuses of strength. 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 good fortune tales and examples of the resilience and resourcefulness of person Africans, too; from those, he attracts wish that the continent will finally prosper. visitor bargains offerings either common-sense and arguable for Africans and for these within the West who want Africa good.

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