By Africa for Africa

Worth reading this article by Magatte Wade in Medium on the entrepreneurial environment in Senegal and why she advocates supporting local entrepreneurs over foreign businesspeople and donors. 

In the past sixty years, governments have spent hundreds of billions in aid to Africa. NGO activity in Africa has become such a joke among locals that there is actually a Kenyan sitcom called The Samaritans, and a card game created by a Ugandan, Jaded Aid, that laughs about the dynamic between white NGO workers and locals. Meanwhile, China and India are gradually becoming middle class nations — thanks in part to entrepreneurial value creation.

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