Africa's Lost Billions

Over the last 50 years, African countries have lost about $1 trillion to illicit financial flows. This equates to around $50 billion a year and is equivalent to all the official development assistance received by the continent over the same period. It is enough to wipe out Africa’s total external debt of around $250 billion and still leave $600 billion for poverty alleviation and economic growth.

http://www.economywatch.com/features/Africas-Lost-Billions0510.html

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