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Why is Africa so poor?

Why is it that arguably the world’s richest continent – in terms of natural resources – has some of the world’s poorest people? To answer it, we’d need to take a trip down memory lane. Already I can sense you rolling your eyes deep into the back of your head. “If I hear one more time about slavery in Africa …” Simply put, they were looted, and mostly lack the art of looting others in return.

Now even in May 2017, a report into resource flows in and out of Africa revealed that the continent loses more money each year than it receives in aid, investment and remittances. The rest of us seems to suffer deep anxieties about the precariousness of our civilizations and to have a need for constant reassurance by comparison with Africa.” Perhaps it’s not Africa that needs saving, but the rest.

For more balanced arguments and intellectual answers, dive deep and read more at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/28/why-africa-so-poor-google

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