From West Africa to North Africa and across the continent, many countries are experiencing economic setbacks with increased poverty and decreased participation in global trade activities. Below are top 5 reasons economic activities of some African countries have not picked up over the past decades since decolonization and independence:
- Extreme lack of Unity. This dates back to slavery era. when we sold our best assets, many of our citizens, as slaves. To date, African leaders have been unable to properly acquire citizens from other countries. We have expatriates but we have not ‘loyal, legalized, permanent citizens from other countries’ en mass as imperial countries do. Lack of unity has contributed to significantly uneven trade with the rest of the world.
- Lack of Indigenous-Honest-Education. We are still dependent on foreign education and not ours.
- Religion infiltrated many communities in various denominations (Christianity, Islam Etc.), causing segregation and further disunity.
- Worshiping money without any foundation to generate “money” competitively.
- Slavery and colonialism set Africa up for failure. Africa must reverse and nullify all effects of foreign subordination.