Dr. George Ayittey was a Distinguished Economist at American University, in Washington, DC. (USA) where he taught Development Economics and Africa’s Economic Crisis at both undergraduate and graduate levels from 1990 to 2008. Prior to joining American University, he taught at Wayne State College in Nebraska and Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. In recognition of his scholarship on Africa, he was made a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California in 1988 and a Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation in 1989. Dr. Ayittey has written several highly-acclaimed books including Africa Betrayed which won the 1993 H.L. Mencken Award for “Best Book for 1992.” He has written numerous articles on Africa and the Third World.