Four ways to fix America's failure on Africa
By Jeffrey D. Sachs
June 27, 2005
At a time when Africa could achieve so much success in escaping poverty, America's strategy for helping the continent is in a shambles.
The head of President George W. Bush's Millennium Challenge Corp. recently resigned after failing to get the program moving. Democratically elected African leaders have criticized the lack of action by the United States.
Recent congressional hearings showed that America's efforts to control malaria in Africa have been more about advertising than controlling malaria. And the president recently rebuffed a call by Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain to announce a worldwide effort to double aid to Africa before the Group of Eight summit meeting next month.