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Old 12-25-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Allendale MI
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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
There is no way Nigeria even reaches half that population.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Australia
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South Africa.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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This has been said for 50 plus years now about Ghana. Ghana is doing better for sure but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

This.
My sister in law went to Ghana a year ago and spent the summer there with her sister, who worked for a multinational in Ghana. She came back gushing about how lovely Ghana was, nice big houses, maids who cleaned, cooked and took care of the kids. Lots of security...I must have face palmed myself ten times straight...YES OF COURSE! YOU LIVED WITH YOUR SISTER IN THE ELITE PART OF THE CITY! That is NOT the norm for the average Joe Blow (or maybe Kofi Blow in the streets. I would guess the majority of Ghanaians live just like other poor Africans in other parts of the continent.

The only problem with this type of "trickle down" development, where the rich are catered too and the majority left to rot is that you eventually end up with one of those South American countries, where the rich are FILTHY rich, but have to live in virtual fortresses to keep out the poor, who are REALLY poor. Not a good long term strategy.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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Yeah and left to their own devices your husband's family and their neighbors would have been incapable if developing nothing more than tin shacks. There are two sides to a story your family was relocated the country got modern development and a rise of living standards.

Sounds to me as if you are defending aparthied??? Correct me if I'm wrong here.
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:20 AM
 
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Wasn't Africa the first continent ever to have a "developed country"?
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:52 PM
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As if being Jamaican means you know everything about it.

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Your articles are filled with anecdotes the last one doesn't even have that lol.
What you have posted also have anecdotes, so I would really consider what you have just said. If my source is no good, then the source you listed isn't either.
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:54 PM
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Sounds to me as if you are defending aparthied??? Correct me if I'm wrong here.
I think that is what is taking place.
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:33 PM
 
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I think South Africa going to be,if it's not already a developped country.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Yeah and left to their own devices your husband's family and their neighbors would have been incapable if developing nothing more than tin shacks. There are two sides to a story your family was relocated the country got modern development and a rise of living standards.
Wow! How nasty, judgemental, and lacking in any kind of truth. If it walks like a racist duck and talks like a racist duck.......
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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Rhodesia/Zimbabwe pre-Mugabe probably would have been pretty close by now.
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