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Old 12-23-2013, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Amherst, mA
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Id say Kenya (2030 vision)

Nigeria will never be developed because with 900 million people by 2100, there will be no way of getting educated
175 million people today
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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I've personally haven't met one African student who went back. I'm sure some do who are connected to the elite. One classmate who spoke about going back Africa during school never did. When he didn't land a job post graduation he obtained a visa in a dubious fashion (marriage fraud).

I did have a Jamaican classmate that went back. She grew homesick.
Well, in my family...my uncle came, studied, got his Ph.D, and went back.

Has a plush job too...from what I hear.

And many live in transition...splitting their time, taking advantage of the exchange rates.

And, I believe the diaspora sends back in excess of a billion dollars every year.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:23 PM
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Well, in my family...my uncle came, studied, got his Ph.D, and went back.

Has a plush job too...from what I hear.

And many live in transition...splitting their time, taking advantage of the exchange rates.

And, I believe the diaspora sends back in excess of a billion dollars every year.
There is also more to read.

African students abroad return home to seek work | African Management Initiative (AMI)

No place like home | Africa Renewal Online

Students return as greener pastures dry up

Africans Returning Home in Large Numbers
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Your articles are filled with anecdotes the last one doesn't even have that lol.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:48 AM
 
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As if being Jamaican means you know everything about it.

Give us the Queen! - Lead Stories - Jamaica Gleaner - Tuesday | June 28, 2011
Hahaha, even I know the Jamaican gleaner is as trustworthy as Wikipedia. Think about this: 99% of statistics are false.

I just got on the phone asked 20 people I know In Jamaica. None of them said : yes I want to be British. So under your logic since a survey was conducted the study must be true......
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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What would be an example of African development?

I think there are basic things that represent development in general. Like having a large educated literate population. Developed infrastructure. A political system that allows people to elect leaders and to transfer power peacefully. A economic climate that allows entrepreneurs to prosper etc. These things are common to most developed countries and they could be applied to African countries as well.
Another indicator really for whatever country to be considered "developed" would be for all homes to have indoor plumbing, modern living conditions for everyone or almost everyone, the majority of the population living a modern, comfortable life.

People can look at numbers all they want for economic growth and such, but until getting down on street level and seeing what is mentioned above, there is no way I'd consider a place developed. Ghana as an example, my dad was just there recently, and it is a very run down, poor place- far, far from what anyone would consider even being close to developed.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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Another indicator really for whatever country to be considered "developed" would be for all homes to have indoor plumbing, modern living conditions for everyone or almost everyone, the majority of the population living a modern, comfortable life.

People can look at numbers all they want for economic growth and such, but until getting down on street level and seeing what is mentioned above, there is no way I'd consider a place developed. Ghana as an example, my dad was just there recently, and it is a very run down, poor place- far, far from what anyone would consider even being close to developed.
Yes, but Namibia and Botswana are definitely upscale. However, as far as countries go they feel kind of empty, kind of like Utah or new mexico.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:45 PM
 
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Never, African leaders can not lead. Africa will only become first world if they allow themselves to be colonolized again which is unlikely. When African countries were colonized, their economies were pretty good.

Except that no one will be foolish enough to do that. They can access the resources without assuming responsibility for all the problems.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Hahaha, even I know the Jamaican gleaner is as trustworthy as Wikipedia. Think about this: 99% of statistics are false.

I just got on the phone asked 20 people I know In Jamaica. None of them said : yes I want to be British. So under your logic since a survey was conducted the study must be true......
Funny that you used the word "logic" in your diatribe since your thinking is anything but logical.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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Funny that you used the word "logic" in your diatribe since your thinking is anything but logical.
It was logic. Think about how easy it is too manipulate statistics. All you have to do isnask the right people. And I'm right the Jamaica gleaner is like that sun globe magazine. No, sir. Please put logic in your diatribe.
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