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Terra Incognita: Stop ‘saving’ Africa – Opinion – Jerusalem Post

So why is it all the processes that led to safe drinking water in Europe are not seen as workable for Africa? Why is it the “answer” to African problems is always some charity with portable toilets or stoves or some other device – even cardboard bicycles – that no one would ever expect Romanians to use? Google “solve Africa’s drinking water problems” and you come across “a giant basket that uses condensation to gather drinking water.” Looks pretty, next to some grass huts. But they won’t be using that in Nevada. Nope. Just for Africans. Not for Saudis or Kazakhs.

via Terra Incognita: Stop ‘saving’ Africa – Opinion – Jerusalem Post.

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