Cause Of Poverty In Africa

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According to World Food Programme, some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life and that 's about one in nine people on earth. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger and one person in four there is undernourished (World Food Programme). In some countries in Africa continent such as Liberia and Congo more than 90% of its population is living with less than two dollars a day (THE WORLD BANK). The world nowadays seems to be full of food, but Africa is still highly suffering from hunger. WHY? The causes of African poverty are very complex and related to African geographical, historical and cultural conditions. Some people regard its climate, landlocked status, resource curse, ethnic division, and bad institution as causes of African poverty. It is evident that these things make poverty remain, however, it is simply not true that only these things are causing poverty. Those things have been overcome by other rich countries, so it can also be overcome in Africa (Chang 95). There are more essential causes for poverty in Africa not that additional. African poverty is due to its socio-cultural factors, slave trades, and the capitalist system of world. Africa’s Socio-Cultural Factors In Africa, there are socio-cultural factors that make members of African traditional communities not to be able to make their conditions better. Therefore, even a person who wants to develop his or
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