Poverty is high in Africa because African's are allowing the Government to loot the economy. Any positive change that has happened throughout the course of history has happened because the people manadated it.
Africans have to stand up and say that they have had enough. There has to be a grassroots movement of people, devoid of ethnic, political and religious loyalties, who organize to say enough is enough. These groups of citizens will need fearless organizers who lend them advice and propound their sense of purpose.
The end result has to be that whoever sits in any office will be scrutinized to make sure that they are content with their wages and produce service that can be measured in real results. There should be measurement ascribed to servlce, that no leader can avoid. Accountability also has to start at the grass roots. Africans as a whole have to lose the attitude that ''Goverment business is no ones business''.