“We are losing a lot of this capital that we need as a result of everything we throw out of the continent through illegal means and there is an estimate that the continent loses annually at least fifty billion dollars every year through illicit capital outflow,” he said. If this is an accurate estimate, then […]

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We just got wind that The Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank is conducting a study on the role of Africans in the Diaspora. For those that would like to participate in the survey please click the link below to contribute. There is a groundswell of activity by the African Diaspora, in Africa. […]

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One of the cornerstones of our mission here at PD is to encourage the African Diaspora to do more with their remittances. Annually, it is estimated that Diaspora remittances to Africa are inching north of $40 billion. That’s money put directly in the hands of those who need it. Increasingly, remittance investments are becoming the […]

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There’s an article on Global Voices discussing the role of the Diaspora in Madagascar’s development. It’s good to see discussions like these going on in developing countries. In order to properly engage the Diaspora, there has to first be an open discussion on what their role is going to be. But even before such a […]

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There is rising moment in the blogosphere on the subject of how Africa should be helped. And in increasing numbers, learned scholars, members of the African diaspora and donor organizations are starting to realize that writing the big checks isn’t the way to help Africa. In fact, it’s a step backwards. Donor money directed at […]

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