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Poverty issue in Africa: An issue of Leadership

Africa is the poorest continent in the world especially the sub-Sahara in term of standard of living. Paradoxically it is the richest continent in the world in terms of raw materials. Africa has great potentials. The human capital, the tropical weather, the bio-diversity, the cultures etc… The list cannot be exhaustive. But these can be the drive to a true development only if there is a true vision. The management of these potential requires a true Leadership. What does this means? Making people’s life better, improving their standard of living. In this twenty first century of technology and globalization, the vast majority of people live with less than one dollars a day. And worse some go to bed without food. Paradoxically billions of dollars are spent every year through developing programs in order to reduce poverty but still, most of the people are poor. Poverty has become even endemic. So where is the money gone to? What is the use of these programs? How will the people overcome su…