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What Development Does Africa Want?

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What development does Africa want? The answer can be found at the most recent survey by Globescan. It asks Africans what issues affect them and their villages, and the answer, overwhelmingly, is: jobs. Now this tells two things: firstly, that Africans are the same as everyone else in their concerns; and, secondly, that the image of Africa an image of poverty, wars and disease is not how Africans see themselves. Although the prime causes of Africas worst famines are not natural, there is a lack of development in Africa. There is a sense that things do not have to be this way, because Africa is a very rich continent, and that it is a mystery why Africa has not developed. The one issue that needs to be concentrated on is, ironically, the one that Tony Blair actually advocated early on: education, education, education.

Keywords: Africa; education; jobs; lack of development; poverty



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