The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

Yes, I made a distinction between development aid being budgeted and given to African countries and I then agreed that despite the institutional checks and balances it happens in Liberia and in other African countries. Overall we should remember that Africa is three times more aided and helped than other developing parts of world, but overall it happens that despite the checks and balances huge amounts of these aid monies are embezzled. But I still think there is a categorical distinction to be made between a suitcase of dollars that is given to a person and a budgeted aid development fund or funds that are transferred to a government - a sitting government.

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