Fifty years ago, Asia was like much of Africa: poor. Something changed. Something that hasnt yet happened on the African continent. In terms of natural resources, there is not place on earth, not even the middle east, that rivals the continent in terms of wealth. I speak of more than Oil here, I speak of gold, natural gas, diamonds ect. I'm of the opinion, civil war and bad government are the main reason the people of this continent have in general, (there are some exceptions.. South Africa, Senegal, Nigeria (to a degree), Kenya ) are still wallowing in poverty. What do you think?