according to ym888, only sending money and technology is helping. Anything else is nonsense. Thus trade is nonsense. having suckers take debt to build infrastructure would probably be some sort of trap to enrich the lender.
you currently have a like by his post. you must believe that also.
From my POV, some hollywood movie stars to donate some wells, tents in an African villiage would gain lots of attentions and build good PR image. Some teenages join some NGO and go Africa and teaching 30 hours English course to get some credits for Ivy college entrance... I called them as hyprocrispy.
I think this is the 2nd exploitation after 200 yrs.
They need trade and infrasctures, this is China doing so, and the volumn by USD is 100 times bigger, yes there are corruption, but this is how local admnistration worked for 50 yrs, at least we brought ports, highways, railways, factories...