7 times newly-elected UK PM Boris Johnson denigrated Africa as foreign minister

Mildred Europa Taylor Jul 25, 2019 at 09:44am

July 25, 2019 at 09:44 am | Opinions & Features

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

July 25, 2019 at 09:44 am | Opinions & Features

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‘Africa is a mess’

In 2002, Johnson said, “Africa is a mess, but we can’t blame colonialism.” “Almost every dollar of Western aid seems tied to some programme of female emancipation — stamping out clitorectomy, polygamy, bride-price, or whatever. And while some readers may feel vaguely that the African male should not be stampeded into abandoning his ancient prerogatives, one cannot doubt the care — bordering on obsession — with which Western workers pursue their ends,” he wrote in a Spectator article.

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