Understanding Africa’s underdevelopment

This blog, like the previous article, examines the impact of the relationship between Africa and the West in the underdevelopment of the former. It is incomprehensible that Africa a continent endowed with natural resources will be home to some of the poorest communities in the globe. If there is anything holding down Africans at the moment it is not empty pockets but poverty of minds. It is argued here that for Africa to develop, structural inequalities in the relationship between Africa and the West need to be addressed. Development must not be a phenomenon happening to Africans but a process over which African citizens have legitimate control. Western sponsored social, economic and political ideals are not the silver bullet that will drive Africans’ development. Continue reading