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A Poverty That Builds
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African Union leaders gathering for a summit in Libya are expected to press richer nations to help them fight poverty and disease on the continent.
"Africa has got the will but does not have the means," Somali Foreign Minister Abdullahi Sheekh Ismail said.
From my BBC's daily E-mail about Africa

I am wearing a smart Japanese watch
My shirt is manufactured in Italy
A factory in France produces my shoes
Jeans from America is my favorite attire
Every penny I earn ends up in foreign pocket
It comes back to me in the form of a loan
Investors care nothing but to suck me
I am experiencing a huge Capital Flight
I have my brain drained in dark holes
My intellectuals are a wasted resource
They live and work in devloped nations
There is an unfair balance in my trade
I import almost everything I need
Export virutally nothing to earn money
My farmer is not supported enough
He is subsidized with food donations
A producer today. Dependent tomorrow
What does debt cancellation mean to me?
Will it break this viscious cycle?
Will it introduce better economic order?
Live 8 means so much to me
It showed a deep concern to my plight
Bob Geldof is a real activist
He and other artists deserve my praise
I am Africa. I toil hard to feed others
I build G8 nations with the poverty
of my nations

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Reviewed by Safi
<A producer today. Dependent tomorrow
What does debt cancellation mean to me?>

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Heartbreaking! Meanwhile, those in charge keep raping their own people of food, resources, money...may it change soon.

You and your family, as ever, are in my prayers. Nice to see you again--I've missed you!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Until the despots and thugs and arlords are removed from Africa and replaced with people who truly want what is good for the continent, nothing will change no matter the money poured into this beleagured nation. Getting rid of these evil people will not be easy.
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii)
The description of Africa toiling hard to feed others and building G8 nations with the poverty of my nations says it all. Sadly it didn't just start but began over 400 years ago when Africa's greatest export was slaves whose labor built the founding wealth of many G8 countries especially America. African greed, however, cannot be ignored at the expense of the very same poor people. My lament is will we ever learn? Much love, peace and blessings my brother. I feel your heart. Mikii
Reviewed by E T Waldron
You are right Abdi Noor. I really empathize with the plight of all the Africa's...However,I'm asking in all sincerity, doesn't the fact that so many leaders are tyrants and thugs, and the masses of people just allow it to go on , feeling helpless to do anything, while the monies that other countries send go into the pockets of the leaders, who never help the people with it. How can this viscious cycle of injustice be stopped? That's what I think we all need to know. I believe help will be continued, but the population so huge, must begin to have local leaders that will work to get the people united to try to get officials elected that will not keep all the wealth to themselves. Hope I haven't offended , I'm just seeking solutions;-)

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