Can Africa ever become a developed continent to reach the likes of Europe,Asia, and America

Can Africa ever become a developed continent to reach the likes of Europe,Asia, and America



Africa has the resources and the talent to compete on the world stage at the same level as Europe and North America. Sadly, the signs of Africa achieving its potential are not good.
Corruption is endemic to Africa. It is virtually impossible for an honest person to succeed especially in politics. A few have worked their way into positions of influence only to die mysteriously or suddenly deciding to retire.
The elite of Africa are incredibly rich amassing huge personal fortunes. They run the country to serve their personal interests and show little regard the poor. In addition, keeping the majority of the country poor means cheap labour for their business and people more focused on survival than their rights and holding politicians accountable.
It is perfectly possible for things to change, and there are periodically signs of hope. Also, there are also many organisations like the one I chair, working to enable Africans to change their countries for the better.

I think times have changed many times over. And even if it weren't for that, it id still a non practical way.
Asian countries have been able to do what took Europe and America many more years in the last 25 years. But best of all, they did it their own way and that's why it works.
Africa would have to do things its own way. Tackle Malaria in its own way, tackle education, employment, family planning, peace, corruption et al in its own African way.

You can actually look into the countries that has had a relative success in Africa like SA, Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia and what they have done different from Uganda and Cameroon.
Basically there is a list with 10–15 requirements that needs to be filled. I can list those but remember it took Europe and US the better of 200 years from the time they introduced the things on the list to the result we see today. The whole thing started actually in England in 1688 when the parliament were able to break the power of the king and introduce very business friendly laws that 50 years later resulted in the Industrial revolution.
So what you need is:
There are a lot of small things as well, but if you can implement all this into a country then you are on the right way, this was what happen with Japan in 1867, South-Korea in 1953 and later also to Taiwan and Singapore and most recently to Eastern European countries after they joined the EU.
I guess in a way you can say you can look upon the economy as a game of football and to be able to play a good game of football you need a good and even pitch (the laws and parliament is like the ground keeper) for everybody to play at their best and a referee that is neutral (the judges).
The biggest challenge to make this happen is not that the leaders of every country don’t know that this is what you need to do but t is their desire to do it because it will reduce their own power.
225 Views · View Upvoters · Answer requested by Onan Akoragye Answered Jul 23, 2017 Roy A Hanssen, Master Economic History & International Business (1992)
A pluralistic democratic rule where the parliament or senate are the servants of the people and not where the people are a means to get elected.
A capitalistic system that gives people the right incentives to
A free press that can ask questions about things that are not as it should.
A independent court system where the politicians have no power over the judges and supreme court (The SA supreme court is what is saving SA of collapsing under the kleptocracy of Zuma ans ANC)
Equality before the law, meaning money can not buy you a court decision and that small people are also protected as much as rich. This is especially important to fight corruption that is one of the main reasons for slowing down the economical growth.
Private property rights and a property register making sure property can be uses as collateral for business loans.
Political parties based on political ideas and not tribal connections.
Free and good education and reduce the power of the religious leaders, the world moves forward with science and not by disbelieves. All the most successful countries in the world are mainly atheist and it is a good reason for that.
Open up for competition in all fields of business and don’t offer monopoly agreements to the highest bidder, only competition makes service and development move forward (In England this was one of the main things that were changed, the king had given a lot of monopolies to friends and family so there were big parts of business life where there were no competition)

Offer incentive programs for entrepreneurs that wants to develop new business.
Getting good business agreements with EU and US/Canada/Australia/Japan/South-Korea.
There are a lot of small things as well, but if you can implement all this into a country then you are on the right way, this was what happen with Japan in 1867, South-Korea in 1953 and later also to Taiwan and Singapore and most recently to Eastern European countries after they joined the EU.
I guess in a way you can say you can look upon the economy as a game of football and to be able to play a good game of football you need a good and even pitch (the laws and parliament is like the ground keeper) for everybody to play at their best and a referee that is neutral (the judges).
The biggest challenge to make this happen is not that the leaders of every country don’t know that this is what you need to do but t is their desire to do it because it will reduce their own power.

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