Why has Africa always been so underdeveloped?Watch
Could also argue the various tribal wars between different factions prevented cooperation towards a common goal.
As the OP has mentioned; people blame white people for it but surely to have travelled all the way to Africa and colonise it, you'd have to be pretty advanced to pull it off in the first place.
Or maybe just horrendously trusted them before they stole everything
correct me if I'm wrong: I think most of Africa wasn't invaded by the Romans. the only reason why Europe was so developed compared to Africa was that they had been invaded by the Romans therefore given a more 'civilised' style of living. such as roads, the idea of writing letters, large buildings, carriages etc. Africa didn't have this
Plenty of places before, during and after the roman empire had large buildings, roads and writing, with no influence from Rome causing it. As mentioned previously in this thread, some of them in Africa. Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, none were in the roman empire, and two were in Africa (one in Asia and four essentially products of the ancient grecian empire completing the set).
Corruption is a big factor, many african countries dont have stable governments with working democracies. There's no incentive for the rich people in power to establish it. I think dependence on aid and crappy loans is another factor too. Africans today are more educated than ever but human capital as a whole is still weak.
Africa is however on the rise as a whole, China has invested massively and global corporations have already seen that the continent is a money making market.
It is however apparent to me that this thread is just another opportunity for right wingers and white people to cry about how they get the blame. Boo hoo.