Questions about AID to Africa

I would like to invite readers fo this blog to debate issue surrounding AID to Africa. AID  has been flowing into Africa for as long as many of us can remember. However parts of Africa remain desparately poor.

My question is/are

  1. Why is that?
  2. Is AID  the best way to lift Africa out of poverty
  3. How much does the ordinary citizen of any given Western world really understand about AID
  4. Have you got a view about AID to Africa?

What are your views on this matter?