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Are African countries capable of managing their own affairs like politics and it's entire sector?

IS IT INDEED THAT THE AFRICAN COUNTRY IS INCAPABLE OF NOT MANAGING IT'S OWN AFFAIRS,NEVER...IT CAN BE A REALITY THAT THE DIFFERENCE IS NOW BECOMING CLEAR THAT THE POOREST AMONG THE POOR THE POOR IS NOW GRADUALLY RISING UP ON HER FEET AND MAKING THE OUTSTANDING CHANGES OVER THE PERIODS BUT I STILL DON'T GET IT WHY CAN'T WE DEVELOPED THINGS ON OUR OWN AND MAKE FREE TRADE SYSTEM ACROSS BOARD WHICH WILL ENHANCE THE GROWTH OF THE ECONOMY, AFFAIRS AND PREVENT ALL THIS CONFLICT AND OTHER ACTS WHICH IS GENERALLY RETARDING THE GROWTH OF AFRICA

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    Sep 22 2011: The West is still managing our affairs through proxy like World Bank, IMF, equity funds, philanthropic organisations, UN Agencies, NGOs ect. The Western model was/is driven by an insatiable appetite for debt has failed, yet our current African economies are being driven by the same model! Like the Far East, Africa will only rise after it takes down the yoke of these neo colonialist institutions and takes charge of its own destiny. We need to take risks, fail, rise and try again, alone, till we get it right. We have to be courageous and innovative, just as the West was.
  • Sep 19 2011: Given that you're from Ghana, you should know better; Ghana has a stable democracy and slowly other countries are moving in the same direction. The issues that people keep going back to (corruption, war, tribalism) are not unique to Africa, European tribalism brought us World War II only 50 years ago.

    The wars are mostly over; there's only 2 or 3 countries with ongoing conflicts, thats out of 53 countries. The economies are growing across the board, despite the global economic crisis..
  • Sep 18 2011: I was looking thru the whole forum. This question, for some reason, caught my eye. I will not even begin to understand the politics, racial, history, etc, of Africa. I do know, Africa, is abundant in resources, etc. The REAL humans in Africa seem to suffer most? Could it be politics, religion, tribes, money and or power? It should be an easy answer. Education for the humans that live there, that die there. Africa should be the 1st wonder of the world. It is a beautiful and a prestigious land! That, being said, it will only happen, when the powers to be are emaciated off the land of Africa. With Respect to your question and I hope you find your answer. :)
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    Sep 17 2011: I think that Africa as a continent has the equivalent of the psychological condition of learned helplessness. Mother Africa has seen so much, experienced so much exploitation, corruption, human greed, warfare and famine that she has lost her belief in her greatness.

    YES! Africa will one day totally manage her own affairs. For now though she needs to heal. She needs the political equivalent of Martin Seligman- the person who first coined the expression and concept of learned helplessness who subsequently became the Father of Positive Psychology. Africa needs to be given back her hope and she will take it if given the opportunity.

    Here is the anthem I propose for the journey! Waka Waka!
    http://youtu.be/_ztr96RbMW8
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    Sep 17 2011: Too much violence and corruption. It'll be tough. Citizens need to take action and stand up for whats right, in hands.
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    Sep 17 2011: Can I request you not to shout please.........