Poverty in Africa is now by choice
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Citation (published version)Marcus Goncalves. 2014. "Poverty in Africa is now by choice." Financial Nigerian Journal, Volume 7, Issue 75, pp. 24 - 26.
When thinking about poverty in Africa, especially when Africa is rising in global stature, it is important to take a look at history so that it does not repeat itself. I realize my limitations on this issue; in lieu of one who is on the ground or in the field, experiencing first-hand the latest facts and events, I risk sounding like an armchair analyst. There are many in precisely this opportunistic position who have missed the forest for the sake of the trees. I hope for the advantage of being able to see the big picture, by looking at the past and attempting to discern the future. As Churchill once wryly noted: “the further backward you look, the further forward you can see.”
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