Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

Why is Africa poor when it has vast natural resources?

The idea that Africa is a continent with plenty of natural resources is unarguable.

Africa has a large quantity of natural resources including oil, diamonds, gold, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, but also woods and its tropical fruits.

Post colonial Africa is loaded with natural resources which can allow Africans to solve most of the African crises of poverty and famine from themselves without resorting to foreign aid, foreign grants and continued foreign loans

Physical Wealth (gadgets, machineries, cars, computers, houses) comes from natural resources.

Africa has more natural resources than Japan.

And Japan is richer than Germany and it is almost as rich as the US!!!

Should we give Food Aid to AFrica?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The reason is because the governments there are so corrupt that none of the complex coordination required for such an undertaking is possible. Cooperation between nations is imperative for such a complex undertaking, yet the various warring factions within these nations are more concerned with their own petty concerns than with the big picture. One good example of the problems there is Somalia - that nation hasn't had a functioning government since 1993.

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  • Katie
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    1 decade ago

    Most parts are too hot for some things to grow ._.

    Source(s): -Katie ♥
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  • 1 decade ago

    because is like you have your room but can grow mariguana , have incall services, or have bed to rent at the same time....... Politics , corruption , and people in power using dollar bills as toilet paper .

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  • 1 decade ago

    Corruption ruins everything.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because we take it all =/.

    just kidding.

    i don't know, but interesting question :].

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

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