Alternative Report on Africa

Africa is considered by the international community as a huge deposit of natural resources, but a weak link in the power networks that rule the world; a continent for ever assisted and ridiculed, Africa also has its Afro pessimists from within, or from its Diaspora, who are using more and more cultural, psychological, social arguments, to explain its so-called «rejection of development1», and further lock the continent into vicious circles of poverty.
Even though, more recently, international institutions and more and more Western media are expressing more positive views regarding the continent’s progress, its growth rates in a context of global economic crisis, and its comparative advantages, those views are still tinged with condescension and doubt