Saturday, November 1, 2008

Shanda Tonme on democratic development

Great analysis by Shanda Tonme on france24 on democratic development in Africa, follow the link for the interview.Shanda Tonme is director of Centre africain de politique international, a diplomat and has written mostly on good governance and democratic development in Africa.

On Bono he is very clear: In the op-ed article All Rock, No Action in the July 15, 2005 edition of the New York Times, Jean-Claude Shanda Tonme wrote that "neither debt relief nor huge amounts of food aid nor an invasion of experts will change anything. Those will merely prop up the African continent's dictators." He added that "the musicians at Live 8 were singing to amuse the crowds and to clear their own consciences, and whether they realized it or not, to reinforce dictatorships."

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