The facts about poverty and its root causes do not stop our political leaders telling us how generous we are to Africa. Of how much they care about doing something about it. And of how proud they are (and we should be too) of the amount rich countries give in aid.
But the idea that we are aiding Africa is flawed; it is Africa that is aiding the rest of the world.
It’s time our political leaders gave us an honest account and told us the truth about the world’s relationship with Africa.