With an estimated 30% of the world's remaining natural resources, Africa as a resource rich continent is still globally tagged as an underdeveloped region.
One question that inevitably comes to mind is why, that after so many years Africa has failed to develop herself as her abundance of resources demand. One would argue for the case of South Africa, a country that has made remarkable progress in the field of industry and manufacturing, recognised as one of the largest industrialised countries in Africa. South Africa is listed as a developing country, one battling extreme poverty and unemployment, a canker that spreads across the entirety of black Africa like a plague with no cure.
Religion, leadership, corruption, greed etc are all words that come up in our attempts to justify our status as underdeveloped people.
I certainly find it difficult to digest that not even one African country can boast of being economically at par with the so called wealthy countries in the west despite possibly having more natural resources. So I ask myself these questions
1. Were the systems of government that our colonial masters introduced to us deliberately designed to keep us underdeveloped?
2. Did colonialism really ever end?
3. How come we are unable to develop technologically like the west have?
4. Are there different species of human beings?
5. Has religion impacted Africa positively?
The answers to these questions will be covered in subsequent articles. Don't forget to leave a comment.
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