Obstacles To Progress In Africa

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Published on March 26, 2008

Author: rhalter

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Obstacles to Progress in Africa

Population and Poverty Population explosion – at the current growth rate, population will double by 2050 Widespread hunger - famine

Population explosion – at the current growth rate, population will double by 2050

Widespread hunger - famine

Political Problems Power – hungry, greedy leaders Military takeovers Harsh dictators Ethnic and Regional Conflicts – tribal warfare and genocide (Darfur)

Power – hungry, greedy leaders

Military takeovers

Harsh dictators

Ethnic and Regional Conflicts – tribal warfare and genocide (Darfur)

Economic Dependence Need for foreign aid and investment Need for imports – very little industrial development in many parts of the continent High debts and the inability to pay off those debts

Need for foreign aid and investment

Need for imports – very little industrial development in many parts of the continent

High debts and the inability to pay off those debts

Land and Climate Too much or too little rainfall Poor soils for farming Much of the continent is desert Desertification

Too much or too little rainfall

Poor soils for farming

Much of the continent is desert

Desertification

Economic Policies Failed socialist and mixed economy problems Cash crops grown instead of food crops Lack of funding for development

Failed socialist and mixed economy problems

Cash crops grown instead of food crops

Lack of funding for development

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