These days economy of a country is depending upon many factors like technology development, education of citizen, agriculture, favorable climatic conditions for living and cultivating crops. The poverty in Africa may arise out of these factors.
... because the blimmin leaders/presidents, keep on taking out Millions and Billions of money and depositing it in personal accounts abroad. There is enough for everyone - if only we could get rid of greed.
i'd never been to Africa. however, i think there's a strong possibility that poverty in Africa may very well based on greed
Poverty in Africa is due to the long history of communal culture. (Money and Education) was not put as the "be all and end all" of living therefore when other cultures came in and exploited their resources they put up little fight because they did not understand the consequence. Now it is exponentially difficult to catch up to the modern expectations of what a productive society is supposed to be.
Re-education in western ideology (Capitalism) will put them on the right track. India and chins are doing it. The people in Africa are intellectually capable so I do not see why they can't. However, It well be very difficult from the level of despair that they are now.
Until the philosophy which makes one untouchable is discredited and the looks of Jerry Rawlings take control of Africa,there will never be sound governance but everywhere- Poverty.
Lady_E got a point which i buy.
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''.
There are many things that piled up today's African poverty. Colonial plunder prepared the ground for today's poverty. Add to this bad governance, corruption, internal conflicts, political instabilities, unjust international policies, imposed policies of the World Bank and IMF and so on.
It is a perfect recipe for self sustaining poverty. Now climate change impacts can also be included. So the lives of the poor will continue to remain no less than a game of survival, while the rich world looks the other side.
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