Until we deal with the basics, Africa will not generate real grass roots economic growth, and will the poor still remain impoverished. In every country and continent that has achieved significant poverty reduction. The state provided a few basics and got out of the way of individuals. This enabled them to create real grass roots economic development through entrepreneurship. Entreprteneurship based on the utilisation of applied factual Scientific knowledge and win win trading of skills and product. If we look at my book "To the poor of Africa, Where are you Going?" published on http//www.poorofafrica.com we find plenty of reasons why we have to deal with the basics first and how we should deal with these basics. To enable Africa's real people to create economic growth. Otherwise we will simply be pouring money down the pockets of Africa's notorious Politicians and their elite cronies.... to no ling term benefit.