Africa should stop being museum of poverty – African Development Bank


The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, speaking at the opening of the African Investment Forum in Johannesburg on Wednesday (Pic: AfDB Twitter)

JOHANNESBURG – The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, said on Wednesday that Africa must stop being a basket case for aid and a museum of poverty. 

Speaking at the opening of the African Investment Forum in Johannesburg, Adesina said that countries in the African continent should now take their rightful place in the world to be seen as investment destinations  

“We are not going to be the museum of poverty in the world. We will be a destination of investment. No country has developed by aid, but countries develop by the discipline of their investment. For too long, Africa has been…

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