Honest Accounts 2017: How the world profits from Africa’s wealth

Jubilee Debt Campaign | May 24, 2017

Research for this report calculates the movement of financial resources into and out of Africa and some key costs imposed on Africa by the rest of the world. We find that the countries of Africa are collectively net creditors to the rest of the world, to the tune of $41.3 billion in 2015.1 Thus much more wealth is leaving the world’s most impoverished continent than is entering it.

Honest Accounts 2017: How the world profits from Africa’s wealth


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