Poor Leadership And Internal Conflicts Essay

1270 WordsSep 16, 20166 Pages
Poverty is high in Africa. Africa is one of the poorest countries in the world. There are many reasons why, but the two talked about throughout this paper is poor leadership and internal conflicts. Poor leadership is a reason for poverty in Africa because many leaders in Africa do not want to help the common man, they want to help themselves and their families. Most of the leaders do not know much about politics, they just decided to go into it so they could receive “easier” money. The leaders are not helping the people of their country, some do not care what happens to them either. Internal conflicts cause poverty because the wars that start put workers out of business, and those workers cannot get work anywhere else so they are soon in poverty. Poverty can also cause conflicts within country. If people are upset with the government and tired of how they have been treated, they will go and cause problems for the government. When the government stop corruption and lets the people know they are spending taxpayer’s money on resourceful things, there might be less conflict and poverty in Africa. Introduction Africa has an abundance of natural resources, diversity and cultural heritage. Africa is the second largest continent due to its population and size. It is also one of the poorest continents in the world. (Adjei, n.d.) Poverty means to be extremely poor; to not know where your next meal will come from. According to Chandy (2015), four hundred million
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