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Submitted by Blackspeare (United States), May 30, 2006 at 21:19

The British, the French, the Belgiums, and the Dutch have really screwed up Africa. A continent with vast resources should have been an economic powerhouse, but empire building led to eventual independence, led to tribal clashes, led to the rise of tinhorn dictators and instability. This is a case of whole continent mismangement and you reap what you sow!

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