Why is Africa so poor?

What gives?


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African Africans?

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Ask the Africans.

Colonialism and war.

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We took all the workers

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Pedro Navaja - 

Colonialism and war.


Why war? They seem like such a peaceful and tranquil race

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My completely uneducated guess is that it appears they generally get taken advantage of.

The relative greed/corruption of their governments (similar to some south american countries) has led to a huge wealth disparity. Companies from 1st world nations deal with Africa for natural resources precious metals, ore, etc but the people don't see it translate. Couple that with the crumbs of cost free cake thrown at the citizens, war, tribalism, rape, disease...it doesn't mix for a healthy economy.

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Pedro Navaja -

Colonialism and war.

Merica experienced colonialism and has been involved in wars.  Lots of countries have

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You forgot to add "Why is Africa so poor in spite of Billions of dollars in donations"

The answer is simple. It's the African mentality

 

Steal the funds, embezzle every cent, kill who we need to kill, take over the country and rule with impunity. Ask for more funds when we run out, saying our people are starving.

 

If you can't change that mentality, you'll never change Africa.

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Pedro Navaja - 

Colonialism and war.


That's true for many many countries, the US being one as well.

How come so many countries in Africa have not been able to move forward?

Mountain Medic -

We took all the workers

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Thage - 

My completely uneducated guess is that it appears they generally get taken advantage of.


The relative greed/corruption of their governments (similar to some south american countries) has led to a huge wealth disparity. Companies from 1st world nations deal with Africa for natural resources precious metals, ore, etc but the people don't see it translate. Couple that with the crumbs of cost free cake thrown at the citizens, war, tribalism, rape, disease...it doesn't mix for a healthy economy.


So you're saying they're not smart enough to not get taken advantage of?

Africans

Pedro Navaja -

Colonialism and war.

So Africans have no control over their lives?  They are a passive canvas for war and colonialism visited upon them? 

I don't know what you guys are talking about. When I was a kid I had a friend who moved here from Africa and his family were actually quite wealthy. I can't remember where they were from exactly, but I know it was in the southern part.

The Mat Pimp - 
Pedro Navaja -

Colonialism and war.

So Africans have no control over their lives?  They are a passive canvas for war and colonialism visited upon them? 


Brown people have to autonomy according to the left.

Move along. Let's not acknowledge that the colonized parts of Africa are the most prosperous areas LOL

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Thage - 

My completely uneducated guess is that it appears they generally get taken advantage of.


The relative greed/corruption of their governments (similar to some south american countries) has led to a huge wealth disparity. Companies from 1st world nations deal with Africa for natural resources precious metals, ore, etc but the people don't see it translate. Couple that with the crumbs of cost free cake thrown at the citizens, war, tribalism, rape, disease...it doesn't mix for a healthy economy.


https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jid.1418

The growth experiences of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Korea over the last several decades have been polar opposites. Despite this divergence in economic outcomes, the two countries shared some initial similarities including very low income, high population growth rates, harsh colonial regimes, military coups and Cold War politics. There were also important initial differences in population density, ethnolinguistic diversity, natural resource endowments and geography. Given its enormous mineral wealth, economic prospects initially appeared brighter in the Congo than in Korea to most contemporary observers. This paper explores the possible causes of divergences in the two countries by examining initial conditions, economic and demographic trends, geography and governance. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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I think it has to do with a history of slavery. I keep hearing that American blacks have a higher incidence of poverty now because of America’s past slavery. So it stands to reason that poor blacks in Africa is because of American slavery.

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