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Did you know that...

Did you know that Africa is...

The second largest continent in the world hampering approximately 700million people, three times the population of the USA?

Has immense untapped mineral wealth comprising 50% of world’s gold, 11% of diamond reserves, 40% of platinum, 8% of the world’s petroleum reserves and 12% of natural gas?

Is the poorest continent in the world that is mirred with steaming squalor, misery, deprivation and chaos?

‘In Western imagery, Africa is labelled as the dark continent... refering not only to Africa’s equatorial forests and the blackness of African skin, but also as a place where every form of darkness is found,’according to John Reader’s Africa; A Biography of the Continent.

My question is why Africa still remains a source of most evils against humanity, the poorest in the face of the earth yet it is rich in resources and untapped potential... Why has it taken the continent so long to unchain itself from the ‘resource curse’?

Just wondering...



Fatima Waziri's picture

Failed leaders, lack of

Failed leaders, lack of political will, corruption, mismanagement, greed......just to mention a few


jodelight's picture



I don't have answers about this either, but do desire to know more about the complexities of this world. I have read many books about Africa, as I am so intrigued and drawn to the continent. I would love to hear more about your thoughts and ideas from you. Your voice is powerful and valuable. Keep up the dialogue!

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aliĝngix's picture

In the words of reporter

In the words of reporter Maria de Chirikof, it is the "divide and conquer"...a tactic of the people who seek power. Like a lot of woman on here say about Africa and it's problems. There is too much interference for it to become stable, to be the continent you always were.
Alaska has this problem too, in the way of Natives mistreatment and explotation of the land.
In America, Alaska is called the "Last Frontier", it being so beautiful and full of natural habitat, lands, resources. It is now just a playground for the powers that be, for the people that move up here in droves, for the companies that stake their flag here and do what ever they eant with Alaska.
Even a politician ruled about a week back, "It is alright for this one mining company to dump all their pollution into this land and bury it." Bah.
It has been very traumatic for all the Indigenous peoples up here. The ones who moved up here don't treat the land right, and the Peoples up here are too mistreated.
I hope that all made sense. I'll pull up the article when I find it, about that politician.
We'll get through this together. Thanks for sharing. See you around.

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