Africa is not poor; they just have many bad leaders who misuse their wealth. They swindle everything for themselves, their relatives, cronies and myrmidons. That is why Africa is poor. The westerners, especially France, Britain, Belgium, Italy and Spain too have ravaged the continent. That is why the Social Contract Theory does not work in Africa. Now they are selling all their lands to the highest bidder between Americans and Chinese. Sooner or later, they will be taken into another slavery because the newcomers will outnumber them. I really cry for beloved "Africa; the back that bends." For how long shall that back bend? They keep taking debts and a debtor is a poor man. They do just nothing to climb out of debts; instead they add!
Until then, Africa's disease is mismanagement.