For All Points-Of-The-View.
Many have blamed Africa’s agony on the intervention of foreign governments (read: intelligence services of the Western industrial powers), or the depredations of multinational conglomerate corporations.
Some have recognized, and even explained the contribution of Africa’s indigenous corruption and materialism. And a few brave souls have even acknowledged the contributions of Africa’s own indigenous cultures.
But the fact is that all these factors and more have contributed to the agony of Africa’s position as the poorest continent in the world, the only one remaining where widespread suffering and grinding poverty is the norm.
Anyone who has been to sub-saharan Africa has seen the problem: a tiny minority, living in fabulous luxury, a small and largely struggling middle class, and a sea of squalor, suffering and poverty, in which the vast majority of Africans are mired.
its not for a lack of talent, ambition or intelligence. Africa has become a source for highly intelligent, carefully trained professionals of a wide variety of skills, who practice their professions all over the world, particularly in the industrial nations of the West and the rapidly industrializing nations of South Asia.
It isn’t a lack of resources, either. Everyone who has traveled in Africa has seen the vast variety resources, agricultural, forest, mineral, human and of other kinds, which Africa has in some of the greatest abundance in the world.
Why, then, has Africa come to this terrible state?