I don't wish to sound cynical or heartless but Browns statement yesterday that we will give 50 million quid to Nigeria to help eradicate malaria is fine in practice but forgive me for asking: Is not Nigeria one one of the worlds top oil producers? Is not Nigeria corrupt beyond belief and guaranteed to hoover up most of any/all money coming in to the country as aid? To be truthful I'm tired of donating money to Africa and elswhere where it gets lost in bribes and corruption. I'd like all disease eradicated with our help if poss but where has the Geldof money gone,and the mumerous concerts that raised billions,I see no sign of improvement. There may be some but now we are asked to stop malaria,something that the oil revenues of Nigeria for ONE day could do. All we see is starvation of epic proportions surrounded by modern weapons/armies that our aid has paid for. I recently questioned an Oxfan director re. this and was told that they knew only a tiny proportion of aid got through the rest being stolen but he said a small amount getting there is better than none. well that's not good enough for me. Also China's UN blocking of Mugabe sanctions should be enough for us and the US to say,sod you! no Olympics unless you start behaving as decent people and to care for the opressed of Africa. bit of a rant I'm afraid but I see no sense in donating my taxes to a mega rich oil producer. I also have to ask how much is the EU donating?is France/Germany/Spain/Italy and the rest giving 50 million each also?don't hold your breath!