Proposed Policies Toward Africa
- Stop supporting conservative dictators. Stop attacking leftist
democracies. Stop attacking Islamic states. Stop meddling in
African politics. Stop making policies that support Western
interests but not African interests.
- Stop sending military support to African countries. Sign the
international treaty banning landmines.
- Do not force harsh economic restrictions on poor countries. Do
not force them to cut social benefits. Do not value the performance
of local economies over the welfare of poor people. The trickle
down effect does not work.
- Send more trained experts to teach self-reliance and
self-support, not dependence on Western aid and technology.
Encourage a diversified, self-sufficient economy, not a monolithic
- Encourage the use of appropriate technology and development.
Don't sell high-tech equipment that cannot be locally
- Increase trade. Make it fairer to African countries. Pay more
attention to the human rights of people in oil- and mineral-rich
areas. Monitor and publicise bad practices of multinational
companies whose constituents are Western customers. No blood for
- Increase humanitarian aid without coercion or harsh conditions,
but increase preventative development aid so humanitarian aid is
- Give low-interest loans with reasonable terms. Do not encourage
countries to take out loans that will be painful to pay back.
- Spend more on preventative measures like vaccines, clean water
and sanitation, and less on high-tech urban hospitals and expensive
medicines. Work closer with traditional healers to disseminate
public health information.