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Old 07-22-2018, 04:34 PM
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Originally Posted by Pueblofuerte View Post
There are a handful of decent governments in Africa such as Botswana and Zambia that can have at least a chance to lead by example if this protectionist policy wasn't applied by the EU. Africa isn't the only continent affected by this by the way, the whole world is.
You really don't understand the self-inflicted socioeconomic and corruption issues of Africa at all. Perhaps brush up on your history of Africa and it's exports with European countries.

EU is not going to save Africa, ever. Stop blaming outside forces for the problems of Africa. Stop expecting welfare, handouts, and special treatment from the same countries who exploit Africa at the first chance.

What part of Europeans don't care about Africans don't you understand? Did the Scramble to Africa not convince you Africa was on its own? What part of African government corruption and African militia/rebel sabotage don't you understand?

The EU has a negative impact on Africa farmers? Shocking! It's almost as if Europe just doesn't care and that no amount of begging for welfare or change of policy will change anything. But you just have some weird mindset where the EU will come save Africa.

African countries need to make technology and innovation a strategic priority from the standpoint of a world-view that Africa can invent and innovate, and must do so in order to liberate itself from the oppressive dominance of globalisation.

It is no less important that Africa fully embraces the challenge of data and statistics in order to develop its own strategic vision. No international institutions is immune from possible manipulations, or simply from structural bias against certain countries or certain types of reforms. But an African analysis of the development of the continent is essential to lay the sound foundations of the future Africa.

Several factors explain Africa’s backwardness in this area. Firstly, the limited resources available to national statistical institutions that rely too heavily on external funding for their operations. Also because these institutes are too often under political tutelage, leaving the suspicion of a possible lack of neutrality. The independence of these institutions is necessary, so that they themselves establish their research programs, regardless of political agendas and the electoral calendar.

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Old 07-23-2018, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by IntrepidShepherd View Post
In short EU farmers as well as those from the US ancd Brazil for example receive vast subsidies to produce agri good. Africans don't. This is how, for example Brazilian or US chicken on the shelf here in South Africa is cheaper than the locally produced product.
That's a shame. Would you prefer to see African produce? I am sure you would. I always wondered whether we will ever see African countries with thriving economies up there alongside the biggest nations in the world. Is it due to corrupt governments in Africa that countries there aren't seeing the kind of advancement people would like?
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