Saturday, July 30, 2011

Is China Causing Africa's 'Catastrophic Famine'?

Dead livestock in Somaliland (Oxfam). Image:

Germany Accuses China Of Causing 'Catastrophic' Starvation In Africa -- Business Insider

Germany's Africa policy chief Guenter Nooke said that the destructive drought in the Horn of Africa is a man-made "catastrophe."

According to Agence France-Presse, he blames Chinese land buy-ups there for greatly exacerbating the already tremendous humanitarian crisis and causing social conflicts and conditions that rob small farmers of their livlihoods.

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My Comment
: Man is responsible for the 'catastrophic' starvation in Africa, but it is not the fault of China for this disaster. Failed states, perpetual war, tribal/religious conflicts .... Africa has failed itself .... and it has not needed outside intervention to accomplish this.

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