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Unleashing Power from Within: Rejecting the Foreign Aid Farce

Philip Uko Effiong


The article looks inward to reclaim belief systems, practices and a creative ingenuity (represented by the health sciences here) that sustained life on the African continent for centuries. To make the point, I address the controversial issue of aid to Africa, which is increasingly stirring contention between proponents and opponents, and provoking the emergence of a new breed of conscientious African activists who oppose aspects of the process. The essay establishes the connection between debt and the brief reference to traditional African medicine.


Debt; Traditional; African Medicine

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West Africa Review. ISSN: 1525-4488 (online).
Editors: Adeleke Adeeko, Nkiru Nzegwu, and Olufemi Taiwo.

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