That Fabled Western Compassion For Africa

Kenya's blowing up, as ninme prods me to note.
Western leaders can hardly claim ignorance of what was happening in Kenya beneath the surface. In 2005, the anti-corruption chief appointed by the new, “clean” Government fled to Britain bringing grim evidence of official sleaze. Instead of bringing pressure to bear on the Kenyan Government, international donors, led by the World Bank, continued to write the cheques. Between 2003 and 2006 Britain's aid to Kenya rose from £30 million to £50 million.
Actually, that's not quite right. Paul Wolfowitz made a big show of meeting with that Kenyan whistle-blower-- John Githongo-- and subsequently froze 5 World Bank loans to Kenya. Remember this?
Kenyan anti-corruption campaigner Mwalimu Mati said the bank under Wolfowitz had done a good job fighting graft, by viewing it as a barrier to development and making a country's efforts against it a benchmark for aid.
But as this policy interrupted the euroelite's various sweetheart deals, they went for Wolfie's scalp.