Here is the reporter's translation of my quotes from the original story:
- Quite frankly, I think the industrialized countries in North America and Europe should revisit their investment strategies and consider increasing investment in sub-Sahara Africa.
- For example, the government can conduct an investors conference, or a series of conferences with the U.S. firms. The focus should be on the medium-sized companies as the major multinationals are pretty familiar with the investment challenges and opportunities in Africa. I understand that the U.S. government used to have similar initiatives,
but not so much recently.
- I think this is a reasonable concept. It will not only help African countries become self-sufficient, but can also help with
agricultural exports. This is much better than providing them with emergency food aid year after year.