Is Africa the poorest continent on earth? The answer is NO. Africa is not the poorest continent on earth. In fact, Asia is far poorer than Africa. The Indian subcontinent alone contains nearly 50 percent of the total population of poor people in the world today. Africa and the rest of Asia contain about 40 percent of the world's poor population. Latin America and the rest of the world contain the remaining 10 percent. So as you can see, Africa contains just about 20% of the world's poor population. Asia contains at least 60-65% of the world's poor population. It depends on how you view poverty. If you are judging continents based on the number of advanced countries, then you may put Asia ahead of Africa because of countries like Japan and China. However, if you are judging continents based on
The map of Africa looks like a very big question mark at the end of a very big question still unanswered. We cannot leave this question for the next generation to answer. I think now is the best time to answer that question. Africa is a continent of more than 1 billion people yet Africa has very little to no say at all when it comes to trade agreements especially at the international market. Our colonial masters drew meaningless lines separating us and left us separated forever but as we all know, our separation only benefits our colonial masters and keeps us in bondage to the point where we find it so difficult even trading with our own brothers and sisters within Africa. We trade with Europe and we trade with America but the sad thing is that, we find it very difficult trading with our own
An innocent pregnant woman is about to be sentenced to death in Sudan just for marrying a Christian while a monster by name Omar Al Bashir remains the president of Sudan. Just think about it for a minute. Omar Al Bashir is responsible for the deaths of not less than 600,000 innocent people. He was the mastermind behind the Darfur Genocide and the brutal face of the Sudanese civil war. He has been declared a wanted man by both the United Nations and the International Court of Justice. The sad truth however is that, this monster Omar Al Bashir remains the president of Sudan and sits over the same constitution which is about to sentence an innocent pregnant woman and her unborn baby to death (just for marrying a Christian). This is how monsters survive while the innocent perish in Africa every single day.
Unlike the deadly HIV/AIDS, Not so many people seem to know about the Ebola virus disease EVD (also known as the Ebola Hemorrhagic disease), how it is spread and how to prevent it. Most people outside of Africa have never even heard of this deadly disease. Ebola virus is deadlier than even HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS is a 'silent killer' and kills slowly although painfully. Ebola virus on the other hand, is like raging fire and consumes everything on its way within the shortest possible time. So far, there is no vaccine to treat Ebola virus and the death rate stands anywhere from 50% to 90%. In the villages and small towns in Africa where there are no hospitals and health centers, survival rate is very low and most people who unfortunately come into contact with this deadly virus die within a month and that includes the "about" 3 weeks incubation period
The world today is full of criminals and the western world is no exception. Almost all western politicians and leaders today are criminals (most of them war criminals). At least 95% of all American leaders including presidents, vice presidents, and other statesmen (including those in history) were/are criminals with most of them being war criminals. The sad truth however is that, most of these criminals walked and some continue to walk freely today. Some even have won several Nobel peace prizes and other prestigious awards despite their evil deeds.
If so, then why is it that only African leaders are tried at the Hague or forced out of office (with bullets in their heads) and their bodies dragged through the streets?
The World Bank and the IMF (the International Monetary Fund) were set up during the end of the Second World War to rebuild the economies of Europe. However, in order for the world bank and the IMF to implement their policies, they (the world bank and the IMF) began offering loans to poor countries but only if the poor countries privatized their economies and allowed western corporations free access to their raw materials and markets. That was a poverty trap and many poor countries realized it when it was too late. We were already in chains.
That was the beginning of much of the problems we face today in Africa. Now we are in a vicious cycle of poverty and there seems to be no way out.