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February 23, 2014
"The new colonialists": In spite of good intentions, are first-world megadonors to Africa unwittingly perpetuating colonialism?
"'You have to abandon everything because you are in need—you are now colonized by the donor.' This is an excerpt from comments made by Fortune Charumbira, the Chief Council President in Zimbabwe. Charumbira made his comments to Sipambi villagers in Masvingo last week. His argument is that Zimbabweans must be wary of donors who come in acting like they are trying to help, but really are trying to dominate, just like the colonialists of the past." -- Rob Meiksins, Nonprofit Quarterly