This message given by an African is worth gold. Despite giving $600 billion of aid to Africa with nothing to show for it, hope springs eternal and every few years there is yet another call to double aid to Africa. If insanity/stupidity can be described as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result then that would describe aid to Africa.
I large part the aid fiasco continues on because of the vested interests of the aid industry which lobbies for ever higher aid spending. A few years ago Tony Blaire decaired that aid would be conditioned on reducing corruption. Despite cosmetic changes corruption continued on merrily in Africa and Blaire continued to dole out money. African countries called our bluff and we caved in large part due to lobbying and propaganda efforts by the aid industry which likes the status quo just fine thank you. The video is below.