Rwandan dictator spends £30 million of Foreign Aid on sponsoring Arsenal, time to rethink Foreign Aid?

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Rwandan dictator spends £30 million of Foreign Aid on sponsoring Arsenal, time to rethink Foreign Aid?

Britain alone gave Rwanda £61 million pounds in Foreign Aid, the Rwandan dictator then spent £30 million of it on sponsoring his favourite football team. Over the years we've seen many incidents of abuse of Foreign Aid money in Africa. I personally think that the trillions that have been pumped into Africa in Foreign Aid has made relatively little difference and that it's clearly not working. I don't think we should continue with Foreign Aid.

Africa is under black government and it's dictators are destroying the place and it's people. Europe is pouring money into Africa and then spending a fortune providing asylum for African economic migrants looking for a better life. So, how long does the rest of the world continue with the charade before we finally call time?

Ruwandan dictator spends £30 million in UK aid sponsoring Arsenal FC | Daily Mail Online

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/29/rwandas-30m-arsenal-sponsorship-divides-opinion
 


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The time for European hand outs to Africa is long over.
 

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Britain alone gave Rwanda £61 million pounds in Foreign Aid, the Rwandan dictator then spent £30 million of it on sponsoring his favourite football team. Over the years we've seen many incidents of abuse of Foreign Aid money in Africa. I personally think that the trillions that have been pumped into Africa in Foreign Aid has made relatively little difference and that it's clearly not working. I don't think we should continue with Foreign Aid.

Africa is under black government and it's dictators are destroying the place and it's people. Europe is pouring money into Africa and then spending a fortune providing asylum for African economic migrants looking for a better life. So, how long does the rest of the world continue with the charade before we finally call time?

Ruwandan dictator spends £30 million in UK aid sponsoring Arsenal FC | Daily Mail Online

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/29/rwandas-30m-arsenal-sponsorship-divides-opinion
"black government".

Brilliant.
 

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So, 30 million of foreign aid is spent on a football team and the thing you fix on is the skin tone.
You fixed on it by inserting it and you did so deliberately. Your thread is just one more in a long line of threads started by a cohort of posters on this site who in reality have no interest in actual discussion but use them as echo chambers for their own prejudice, by the end of today this thread will be riddled with sh!te from them.
 
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The time for European hand outs to Africa is long over.
Do you think that the time for subsidies to western farmers in the US and elsewhere that creates such an uneven playing pitch that African and other farmers from the Global South can never compete is 'long over' or are you just here to vomit bullsh!t against Africa?
 

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You fixed on it by inserting it and you did so deliberately. Your thread is just one more in a long line of threads started by a cohort of posters on this site who in reality have no interest in actual discussion but use them as echo chamber for their own prejudice, by the end of today this thread will be riddle with sh!te from them.
Not at all. Africa wanted black government and then it got it and the first thing the black government did was rape the Foreign Aid. Race is a factor in the issue. Again, you don't criticise the fact that half of the Foreign Aid money was spent on sponsoring the dictators favourite football team, you just want to defend the guy because he is black. He was wrong for doing it and Arsenal should not have accepted the money.
 

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No he fixed your post to show its real purpose is naked racism (as usual)
A black dictator spent half the Foreign Aid money for his black citizens sponsoring a football club and you focus on defending him because he is black. That my dear is reverse racism.
 

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Foreign aid is guilt money that does more harm than good.


Any budget of this type needs to be for genuine emergency relief in kind only. No cash, not even to "NGOs" who can't be trusted with our money either.
 

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The time for European hand outs to Africa is long over.
How dare he use this money to improve the reputation of Rwanda and help to remove Rwanda's association with genocide, in the hope of creating a long term sustainable tourist industry.

30 million seems an absolute snip.

Play this right and they could bid for the World Cup in a couple of decades.
 

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Normally when discussing Rwanda people reference the 1994 genocide.

This articles may be linked to another issue, one of the leading organisers of the genocide is due for release and this has angered Rwanda.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/06/rwanda-appalled-at-chance-of-early-release-for-genocide-criminals

The RPF still regard the approach of the west to the genocide as a complete betrayal and it was the RPF that drove out the interhamwe, despite not having westerm support.



That said, Kagame like many a freedom fighter before him has become accustomed to the trappings of high office.
 

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Not at all. Africa wanted black government and then it got it and the first thing the black government did was rape the Foreign Aid. Race is a factor in the issue. Again, you don't criticise the fact that half of the Foreign Aid money was spent on sponsoring the dictators favourite football team, you just want to defend the guy because he is black. He was wrong for doing it and Arsenal should not have accepted the money.
Africa wanted black government and then it got it and the first thing the black government did was rape the Foreign Aid. Race is a factor in the issue.
No 'Africa' (apparently it's a homogeneous entity but then again that's something that posters such as you seem to think) wanted an end to imperialism and colonialism that had impoverished their countries raping them of raw material and butchering and enslaving many of their people but hey let's not discuss that! Many countries that broke from the shackles of imperialism and colonialism were cast into the bipolar world of the cold war which didn't help the situation as they became play things for the US and the USSR.

You also neglect to mention that 'Black' leaders like Patrice Lumumba were trying to bring about change but not the kind of change the US liked so low and behold they facilitated his execution and then ensured that lovely democratic chap Mobutu was installed and the rest is history... so forgive me if I pay no real heed to threads riddled with hypocrisy, bullsh!t and thinly veiled racism.
 

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Foreign aid is guilt money that does more harm than good.


Any budget of this type needs to be for genuine emergency relief in kind only. No cash, not even to "NGOs" who can't be trusted with our money either.
There is indeed 'guilt' element to foreign aid. I always wonder it is necessary to feel guilty,

1. Generations who colonized Africa are dead and gone. Why is this guilt for colonization somehow required to be inherited by later generations? I dont blame current generation of Germans for raping Europe. Nor do I now need compensation for it.

2. Would Africa been better off without colonization? Would it be better place now? Who knows.

3. Lot of countries that were colonized fare a lot better that many African countries.
 

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How dare he use this money to improve the reputation of Rwanda and help to remove Rwanda's association with genocide, in the hope of creating a long term sustainable tourist industry.

30 million seems an absolute snip.

Play this right and they could bid for the World Cup in a couple of decades.
Would seeing the name Rwanda on a football shirt make you go to Rwanda for a holiday? This was never about promoting Rwanda as a tourist destination.
 

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Would seeing the name Rwanda on a football shirt make you go to Rwanda for a holiday? This was never about promoting Rwanda as a tourist destination.
Ask Barcelona and Qatar.

Incidentally, I doubt that you or I are the target market for this advertising campaign. This is a positive for Rwanda.
 

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Would seeing the name Rwanda on a football shirt make you go to Rwanda for a holiday? This was never about promoting Rwanda as a tourist destination.
In terms of exposure, the TV audience is enormous. Under the govs plan, they are aiming to double tourism revenue to around 600m a year by 2020, and to double tourist numbers to 1.3m.
 

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No 'Africa' (apparently it's a homogeneous entity but then again that's something that posters such as you seem to think) wanted an end to imperialism and colonialism that had impoverished their countries raping them of raw material and butchering and enslaving many of their people but hey let's not discuss that! Many countries that broke from the shackles of imperialism and colonialism were cast into the bipolar world of the cold war which didn't help the situation as they became play things for the US and the USSR.

You also neglect to mention that 'Black' leaders like Patrice Lumumba were trying to bring about change but not the kind of change the US liked so low and behold they facilitated his execution and then ensured that lovely democratic chap Mobutu was installed and the rest is history... so forgive me if I pay no real heed to threads riddled with hypocrisy, bullsh!t and thinly veiled racism.
Again, just like your other posts on anything black, you willfully ignore the crime or abuses committed and desperately look to excuse the black person and blame whitey. This was £30 million that was meant to be used to help Rwandan people, it was an abuse of power to spend that on sponsorship of his favourite football team. But you can't bring yourself to criticise that fact. You won't admit that Foreign Aid in Africa has largely been a massive failure that has been abused by the elected governments of African countries and the only reason for that is that you blindly support it based on skin colour.

I don't believe Africa will ever be truly successful or democratic until Foreign Aid is stopped and people are forced to make a success of their country and vote for leaders who will put the interests of the people ahead of personal financial gain. Again, this man is a multi millionaire from skimming the funds. This man changed the rules to allow himself to stay in power when he had already served the number of terms allowed under the rules of the country.

Just as Apartheid is inexcusable and unjustifiable, black African leaders should be held accountable for their corruption, abuses of power, murder and torture and all of the other horrendous atrocities that they commit.
 

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In terms of exposure, the TV audience is enormous. Under the govs plan, they are aiming to double tourism revenue to around 600m a year by 2020, and to double tourist numbers to 1.3m.
You don't seriously believe that this man ever expected to increase tourism in Rwanda by spending the Foreign Aid money on sponsoring his favourite football team.
 

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Arsenal? While he could be accused of squandering it, at least he didn't do anything unethical and funnel it to Liverpool or Chelsea.
 


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