It seems to me that everyone points to it being somebody else's fault in the first place and thereafter. Government misadministration? Again, somebody else's fault for not being the right kind of leader. People dying because they don't have the right medicines? Again someone else's fault for giving the wrong kind of aid. How can the African Renascence be made real without Africans taking responsibility for their own predicament and doing something about it? As well as African migrants sending US$40 billion in remittances to African countries in 2010, according to the Migration and Remittances Factbook 2011, the stock and shares owned by international emigrants from African nations totaled $30.6 million in 2010. It is also estimated by The World Bank that the African diaspora saves US$53 billion annually, most of which is currently invested outside Africa but which could (potentially) be mobilized for Africa via various inward investment channels. Officially-recorded remittances to the developing world amounted to $372bn in 2011, up 12 per cent from 2010 according to the World Bank. And the bank expects flows to continue growing by 7-8 per cent a year, reaching $467bn by 2014. It is reasonable, is it not, to imagine that some of these savings could be attracted as investment into Africa, if proper channels and incentives can be designed specifically for African countries, where the need is greatest? Billions of dollars and 60 years of tinkering by the World Bank and countless other organisations couldn't do it. What makes any right minded person think another 60 years of the same thing will bring any different result? Africa will not be able to end the poverty until it learns to use what it has to stand on its own two feet, build its commercial, industrial and agricultural infrastructure to support a tax-base which can provide the amenities and basics of social welfare its citizens have for so long had to do without.