Jesse Jackson calls for Africa reconstruction plan

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November 3, 2010 02:25

 
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LAGOS, Nigeria — US civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson on Tuesday called for an African version of the Marshall Plan, saying the continent deserved reconstruction and assistance, similar to that given to postwar Europe, after the years of "colonial rape" it suffered.

However, Jackson, who visited Nigeria on Tuesday, also acknowledged that designing a plan on such a large scale would require increased accountability in nations like oil-rich Nigeria. There, experts estimate as much as $380 billion has been embezzled from crude oil revenues since Africa's most populous nation gained its independence from Britain in 1960.

"In order for countries to overcome disparities, they need to get fair trade and favored-nation trade status to cover the ravages of war and occupation and colonization," Jackson told a legal gathering called the Kuramo Conference. "The formula was good for European reconstruction — it should apply to Africa."

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