Should Africa Repay It's Odious Debts?

October 25th, 2011

James K. Boyce and Léonce Ndikumana are the authors of Africa’s Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent, published by Zed Books in association with the Royal African Society, the International African Institute and the Social Science Research Council.

This video is the first of three parts. Part two, “The Human Cost of Africa’s Odious Debts” is available here and Part three, “The Legal Basis to Reject Africa’s Odious Debts” is available here.

You can also read their blog post, “How Capital Flight Drains Africa: Stolen Money And Lost Lives” on the Financial Task Force blog here.

Dr. Boyce and Dr. Ndikumana are members of the Task Force’s Economist Advisory Panel.

Written by EJ Fagan

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