Africa is a Continent, Not a Chess Piece

Source: Libertarian Institute
by Brad Pearce

“With a rapidly growing population, and beset by many challenges, being used as a theater for proxy contests of hard and soft power is harmful to Africa and perilous to the world. At the same time, continuing the system of dependency and aid is good for no one but a narrow class of financial interests in wealthy, western nations and some corrupt politicians and officials on the African continent. It is crucial for the well-being of the world as a whole that outside powers respect the sovereignty of African nations and participate in, but not control, their development.” (09/18/23)