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Africa needs leadership by Africans of high calibre

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 09 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1457
  1. John Lwanda, General practitioner
  1. Airdrie Health Centre, Airdrie ML6 0SU

    EDITOR—Logie et al have produced a thought provoking paper on African hopes for the 21st century.1 They point out many causes for Africa's underdevelopment and “retrodevelopment”—among them the colonial legacy, World Bank policies, dwindling and “yo-yoing” aid (which returns to its source almost as quickly as it is given), …

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