America ready for a black president? This has always been the ultimate question
that not just Americans, but many people across the world have pondered for so
many years. Would a black man ever become a president of the United States?
Even though the likelihood of this happening was very slim, many still doubted
that they would live long enough to witness it in their lifetime. The
underlying cause is not a puzzle for someone even bothering to raise the
question. The obvious response has been woven into the fabric of the American
society, mostly known as a racially divided country.
Over the past 50 years, Sub Saharan Africa
has received over "500 billion Dollars in foreign aid"
from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member countries
(OECD), Arab countries, China, the Breton Wood's institutions (the International
Monetary Fund and the World Bank). Yet, the region continues to struggle in a
vast ocean of extreme poverty with its concatenation of great despair (high
rate of unemployment, high rate of illiteracy, high infant mortality, and poor
nutrition, poor healthcare system, poor infrastructure, the list is far from
The Failure of a Leader
"The 50-meter-high (328-foot-high) bronze statue dubbed the Monument of the African Renaissance in Dakar, Senegal. The statue is supposed to symbolize Africa’s rebirth, its liberation from what octogenarian President Abdoulaye Wade has
called “centuries of ignorance, intolerance and racism.” Instead, the monument has fueled outrage among a poverty-stricken population struggling to survive in an expensive city slammed by electricity blackouts, flooding and water shortages.