The African Growth Opportunities Act as signed into law by by former American President Bil Clinton and extended by his successor George W. Bush, is a little colonial and patronizing. It is a little like giving that naughty child a little room to manouvre as you monitor her make baby steps and yet you know very well that the child can actually run if given space! By accepting AGOA as it is, Africa has agreed to eat the crumbs that drop from the dining table of real development and is clueless enough to say thank you!
“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.”
Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
US black nationalist leader (1925 – 1965)