Afrikas verabscheuungswürdige Schulden

Ein Nebeneffekt der amerikanisch-britischen Besetzung des Irak ist die dadurch in Gang gesetzte öffentliche Debatte über ein dunkles Geheimnis internationaler Finanzpolitik: Die Schulden verabscheuungswürdiger Regime.

Während sich die neuen Machthaber im Irak den Kopf zerbrechen, was mit den unter Saddam Hussein angehäuften immensen Auslandsschulden zu geschehen hat, fordern verschiedene Stimmen - von der internationalen Hilfsorganisation Oxfam-International bis zum amerikanischen Verteidigungsguru Richard Perle - die Zurückweisung dieser Schulden aufgrund der Tatsache, dass dieses Geld für die Erhaltung eines korrupten und repressiven Regimes verwendet wurde.

Aber nicht nur der Irak leidet unter einer solchen Schuldenlast. In ganz Afrika südlich der Sahara kämpfen die ärmsten Menschen der Welt mit dem Vermächtnis einer verschwenderischen Kreditvergabepolitik an korrupte und repressive Machthaber.

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