Britain gives billions to African countries planning space missions

FOREIGN AID FARCE: Britain gives billions to African countries planning space missions. Nigeria received £1 billion of foreign aid intended to combat starvation and poverty from the UK since 2010. But the West African country has already sent a staggering six satellites into orbit – two of which were built in Britain.

Ghana has launched a Space Science and Technology Institute while receiving £73 million in UK taxpayers’ money. And Kenya and Gabon are said to be pursuing similar schemes.

hat-tip Stephen Neil