Today, almost all the major powers have their initiative on Africa or, at least, a special programme for the continent: African Growth and opportunity act (AGoa), the Tokyo international conference on African development (TICAD), the summit of Heads of state of france and Africa, the Blair Commission, the G8 Africa Plan, etc. Each has its own plethora of recommendations in terms of development policies and, sometimes, in terms of aid. Hence, a proliferation of initiatives, each initiator seeking to find a niche for intervention through a particular facility or forum. All profess as either intended to get Africa out of its multi-dimensional development crisis, in which it has been floundering for several decades, or, in a veiled manner, destined to attach the African canoe more tightly to the ship of liberal globalisation.