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5 Causes Of Poverty In Africa

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Devyabharati's curator insight, January 31, 2013 4:54 AM

This is my insight. Africa is suffering from many problems such as Poor Governance, Conflict, Corruption, Environmental Degradation and Disease. These problems are not addressed and they are affecting the people of Africa. The people of Africa aren't guided well either. Government should step up and solve all this problems by forming diplomatic ties with other countries and asking organisations to help them to stop and prevent poverty and improve the lives of Africans.

Chia Yi Xuan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:44 AM

From this article, It shows what are the causes of poverty in africa. The main reason is due to poor government. There are a few main points leading to the poverty in Africa, mainly, Corruption, Environmental Problems and Diseases. Although Africa has agriculture to provide them with food,it is no longer sustainable due to the poor environment hygiene and climate there.The problem of poverty there also increases as there are diseases such as HIV and Aids. I hope that more people will help Africa be it in terms of food supply or environmental issues and more volunteers will help them out.

Brandon Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:52 AM

From the insight of the article, it spelt out the five causes of Poverty in Africa. They are namely Poor Governance, Conflict, Corrupt, Environment Degradation and Disease issues. The article also relates that the African government need a healthy budget in its expenditures to defence against its social and economic development and stability.

In my opinion, a strong and good governance will have great impact on its country development.

In thoughts, Africa could resolve its poverty issues overtime, provided that it resolves most of its conflicting issues within its country.

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Christina Lee's curator insight, March 15, 2014 9:08 AM

    This article suggests few reasons why Africa is in poverty. Africa is an under developed continent, economically and socially poor. Few points the article covered were colonialism, slavery, and natural resources. After Africa gained independence from the colonial power, they still traded with their colonial masters instead of with each other. This is a problem because trading outside of country means that the country's railroads often leads towards the ports rather than linking across regions. Also, Africa may be blessed with natural resources but they are fought over causing conflicts throughout the whole continent.

    This article helps me understand why Africa is still facing poverty. It surprises me how much the colonial power influenced Africa in the past and up until now. It’s sad that the natural resources are used against Africa’s developments to become a better continent. Before, I only thought about the solutions to help end poverty in Africa but now that I have learned the reasons why poverty still remains in Africa, I think I can come up with more effective ideas.

    I think the topic discussed is very interesting because it makes me wonder if Africa was never colonized and wasn’t blessed with all the natural resources, would they be one of the wealthiest continents? I believe that Africa has a chance of growing out of poverty if their natural resources can be used fairly, shared, and sponsored by industrial companies. This could definitely help shape up the economy. I hope that Africa will one day no longer face poverty.