Aid is definitely needed in Africa, but when the aid is given to governments that are corrupt, the aid never gets to the intended source. So much aid is stolen from the people it is intended to serve, and yet countries still continue to give. Why? If you know the aid is being misused, do something about it. Get another source to be accountable for the aid. I have lived in Kenya for 7 years and I can most definitely tell you that the aid coming into this country is stolen consistently. Only a trickle ever reaches the people.