Africa

Africa

In present day Africa, people are constantly
reminded that the countries within are still plaqued with chaos and disorder.

However, the residents of this country still believe that where there is
a will, there is a way. Africa is a country where many think that nothing
works. A country filled with poverty, corruption rule, war, famine, and
pestilence, Africa still remains instable. The aid from other countries,
which the nations beg for, is just not enough to help. No help results
in over 740 million residents to erase their vision of hope.

The countries of Mozambique, Mali, Eritrea,

Ghana, Uganda, Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, and Tanzania are
trying to find new ways to stabilize the human and natural resources that
are so important. They are trying to make models of development despite
the crumbling of the other countries. With the hard work that these countries
have put forth, they are building a nation based on the prosperity and
the security that they are willing to work hard for, and building a nation
based on political and economic advances.

U.S. President, Bill Clinton, visited Africa
on April 3, 1998, to give spotlight to the efforts of this continent to
reform their democracies, to give praise on their efforts in social and
economic growth, and to ultimately promote a new relationship with Africa.

The residents of Africa are hoping that with the President visiting, a
new world of opportunities will be opened to them and that they will be
partners insead of patros with the U.S.

Although the residents of Mozambique, Eritrea,

Mali, and Ghana are nations with high poverty rates, much illiteracy, much
mortality, few jobs, few schools, few hospitals, and no money, they have
been able to strive to overcome the obstacles in front of them. They each
have been able to share in some economic success, have higher growth rates,
and lower inflation. In Mozambique, they have strived for an overall people\'s
peach by refusing to put themselves down because they do not live a normal
life. They believe that the best thing for Africa to do is to take a complete
step back from the brink of famine.

In the country of Eritrea, the people have
very little debt and refuse to take any kind of assistance from foreigners.

They feel that accepting aid from countries other than their own corrupts
government, and hampers possible solutions to their problems. Eritrea and
its people are in a world all of there own because they posses the quality
of willingness. They sacrifice anything that they can just to make their
country a better place. They are also devoted to making sure that they
welfare of the residents is well taken care of. Another country,

Mali, is marked by trust. Mali was the largest, wealthiest empire in West

Africa during the 14th century. However, 700 years later, Mali has been
labled as the fourth poorest country in the world. Their lands have been
destroyed by wars between trives and religion. Also, colonialism, falling
commodity prices, rising fuel prices, bad weather, and bad government have
attributed to their downfall.

There are still many lessons that the residents
of Africa must be willing to learn before their countries will be stable
and self-sufficient. The people must realize that it is going to take lots
of work for them to be able to adopt the practices of a capitalist democracy.

The many lessons that they need to learn ranges from agricultural sufficiency
to free-market economic work.