Foreign aid drying up – and Europe is not the promised land
IN SEARCH of a better tomorrow, desperate African nationals criss-cross from one country to the next in order to gain passage to Europe.
This level of desperation is not an oddity in today’s world − just ask the swelling number of refugees and migrants.
The Sahara Desert claims the lives of many who attempt to cut through its inhospitable terrain in an attempt to escape the travails of Africa via the Libyan coastline, bound for Europe.
Desperation takes on a whole new meaning when these people risk life and limb to travel to “the promised land” − Europe − on a rubber dinghy, courtesy of equally desperate smugglers.
The exodus out of Africa illustrates that Africa is in trouble. Foreign aid from the West that for so long has been the lifeblood of some African states, is drying up fast. With 65 million displaced people in the world, humanity is faced with a huge predicament.
Contrary to popular belief, the grass is not greener on the other side of the Mediterranean as Europe battles terrorism and economic uncertainty, too. Johannesburg