I thought this article was very interesting in the way in which it described the interaction of Islamic Relief as a non governmental organisation having an influence in an African state.
Summarised the article discussed the modernisation of this state through Islamic Aid in the running of water, roads, electricity, public transport and telephones. It discusses the poor conditions this state faced before this NGO’s intervention and the innovative programmed Islamic Relief offered.
The article also captures the obstacles the NGO had faced, the main being finding a way to help the poor and socially excluded. It also discusses how the organisation separated religion from development, eg, they did not build masjids etc.
I think this article is very effective in conveying hoe such non governmental external organisations have had such a driving force in changing and improving conditions in African states.