I heard on early radio 4 program of an African nation plagued by Malaria. I listened as its sort of personal as a relative of mine masterminded and acheived the removal of malaia from Mauritius. The next part is , to my mind , dispicable. To a greater extent after hearing this , and all the other 361 scammers I decided they are all beyond help.
An expanding Chinese company that made mosquito nets wanted to build a factory in Africa to produce nets impregnated with a long term anti mosquito repellant that lasted 10 years , twice as long as the current ones do. Brilliant. The whole country could have these nets for pence, if they let the Chinese build a factory to then export to the rest of the continent.
The sad and utterly dispicable part is that the nations President had appointed his own son as a token " Minister for international trade and developement", probably on a huge salary paid for by the western world. Now, this idiot decides that the Chinese can build the factory, which will help his nations health , productivity, employment, stature and GDP . But the mofo wants a nice big brown envelope with $400,000 cash in it.
The Chinese, funnilly enough being sort of semi communists, told the "Minister for International Trade and Developement" to go whistle, so no factory , no new better nets , no healthy popluation , and Bono bleating on about helping the Africans, then getting in his Maybach to get on his jet home.
This was about 18 months ago and still gets me angry
Just hopeless when thats what your up against