Great story- (currently 1/4 of the way through). But damn Africa is such a shithole. You can't get anything done there because all of funds are stolen away
As I was reading it, I like so many others kept thinking "Wow, how could we offer some assistance"
Then around page 60ish when you read Frederik's reasoning and explanation for just passing through, it does make complete sense. Any dollar, material, or food we'd send would be stolen away and kept by corrupt officials.
They can't get out of their own way to help themselves. It's sad that this is where civilization had its roots yet during this century of unfathomable advances, they slide further and further back while their resources, wildlife, and natural wealths are stolen away from them by foreign companies.
I will say a 30,000 acre cattle ranch in one of those savannahs does sound pretty tempting. You'd have to arm and maintain a small army to protect it though.
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