Africa And Its Major Problem Essay

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with a GDP (PPP) per capita of $394.25 and a population of 75 million citizens. Egypt is the first richest country in Africa having $467,600 billion GDP (PPP) per capita. Egypt has a developed energy market based on coal, oil, natural gas, and hydro peer. Egypt has huge reserves of gas, estimated at 1,940 cubic kilometers, and LNG is exported to many countries. After Egypt, South Africa is ranked as the second richest Africa country and the 25th richest country in the world with a GDP (PPP) of $227,390 billion. South Africa is the largest energy producer and consumer in the continent. It is also popular for its tourist attraction, and a lot of revenue comes from tourism. Then following after ...view middle of the document...

I was born in Africa, and I spent a considerable number of tears in Africa which makes it easier for me to answer the question to who is to be blamed for the poverty most African countries are suffering from? Over the years, I have come to realize that most of our African leaders are very greedy and corrupt people. Every year, America and other great donors like the UK send billions of dollars in the form of aid to help the poor in Africa but the truth be told, the poor masses do not get anything or benefit from the aid sent to the government bodies, instead the aid is being shared amongst the leaders which is the true definition of the rich getting richer, and the poor getting poorer. Africa as we all know has great abundance of natural resources, minerals, and raw materials like timber, gold, bauxite, manganese, hydro power, and salt, among others. The problem however is that we lack the “brain power” that would convert these raw materials into finished products; we also lack the necessary equipment to process these raw materials into finished goods. The government tries to help but corruption and illiteracy blocks the way.
Second, another major problem that most African countries are going through is the lack of good leadership. There are different ways to categorize bad leadership like being incompetent, rigid, intemperate, callous, corrupt, insular, and evil. Basically, being bad means being ineffective or not having a good influence or positive thinking, in the sense bad leadership means failure of producing a desired positive change or being unethical. Unethical or being unethical can be defined as violating common codes of decency and good conduct. Ethical leaders put their followers’ needs before their own needs; instances of ethical leaders include Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama, among others. Most of African countries are victims of the economic and political instability. The major cause of this instability that most African countries are going through is caused by the bad leaders. These leaders have created inflexible conflicts, and they misused, and abused the power as well. They led their countries to the poverty through violation of the human rights and abuse. According to an article “Bad African Leaders” posted on the Hub Pages, “The most dreadful and bad dictators in Africa include Moi, Mobutu, Mannish, Mugabe, Nguema, Numeiri, and many others like these. All these leaders have the same common habits of ruling their nations. They never learned anything from the good black African leaders like Nelson Mandela and some other leaders. The dilemma for the African countries is...

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