is africa better than europe?

is africa better than europe?

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#3 Apr 3, 2013
ugly monkeys wrote:
Africa is a third world wasteland. The people are hungy, covered with flies and dead before the age of 50.
They live in mudhuts and chase their food with spears.
The drink the same river water that they crap in.
So im gonna say europe.
What do you think?
That's changing for the better and if you go to Europe, what you've typed about Africa will be happening in Europe. Europe is not resource rich like Africa, so you better get ready to get down on your knees, boy.

Africa Rising

Boniface Mwangi's first camera was an old Japanese film model, bought with $220 borrowed from a friend. He'd been selling books at his mother's roadside stall in Nairobi since he was 15. Then one day in 2003 he came across a biography of Kenyan photographer Mohamed Amin, whose pictures of the 1984 Ethiopian famine, the book implied, led to Band Aid, Live Aid and a new era of global humanitarianism. "That book opened a new world for me," says Mwangi. "Here was another high school dropout who went on to conquer the world using his camera." Mwangi set out to do the same. Within months his photographs were being published in Kenya, and in a year he had won a national award for Best New Photographer. His inches-close pictures of the tribal bloodletting that followed a disputed 2007 general-election result in Kenya earned him a slew of awards, a letter from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praising his "incredible talent" and a grant from the New York City — based Magnum Foundation.

For many, the story of the street hawker who became a world-class photographer seemed to epitomize the notion of an emerging Africa: a giant continent awakening from poverty and disaster, now bursting with hope and opportunity.

Then Mwangi quit. He was haunted by the idea that his success was built on his country's turmoil. He wouldn't, couldn't go on photographing the politicians he heard promise Kenyans a new dawn, only to rob them, ignore them and then, come an election, allow violence to break out. Whatever the cost to his career, the price his country was paying for that kind of execrable leadership — which led to more than 1,000 murders during the 2007 — 08 election crisis, along with the theft of billions of dollars from the state — was far greater. "We didn't vote for these guys for them to screw us," he says.

So in 2011, Mwangi formed a group of street artists, with whom he began staging guerrilla art attacks across Nairobi. Aerosol stencils of vultures began to appear on sidewalks and road crossings. Then more-elaborate murals appeared — of vultures urinating and wiping their backsides on the Kenyan flag. One February night, Mwangi's group painted a 12‑m tableau on a downtown wall, depicting a smirking, suited vulture sitting next to a list of what the artists saw as Kenyan politicians' crimes since independence. "MPs — screwing Kenyans since 1963," read the caption. "Africa is rising," says Mwangi, now 29. "But there's also a lot of anger. There's trouble ahead."

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...

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#4 Apr 3, 2013
Morally it is far better.

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Paris France

#5 Apr 3, 2013
Skiff Azlaan wrote:
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That's changing for the better and if you go to Europe, what you've typed about Africa will be happening in Europe. Europe is not resource rich like Africa, so you better get ready to get down on your knees, boy.
Africa Rising
Boniface Mwangi's first camera was an old Japanese film model, bought with $220 borrowed from a friend. He'd been selling books at his mother's roadside stall in Nairobi since he was 15. Then one day in 2003 he came across a biography of Kenyan photographer Mohamed Amin, whose pictures of the 1984 Ethiopian famine, the book implied, led to Band Aid, Live Aid and a new era of global humanitarianism. "That book opened a new world for me," says Mwangi. "Here was another high school dropout who went on to conquer the world using his camera." Mwangi set out to do the same. Within months his photographs were being published in Kenya, and in a year he had won a national award for Best New Photographer. His inches-close pictures of the tribal bloodletting that followed a disputed 2007 general-election result in Kenya earned him a slew of awards, a letter from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praising his "incredible talent" and a grant from the New York City — based Magnum Foundation.
For many, the story of the street hawker who became a world-class photographer seemed to epitomize the notion of an emerging Africa: a giant continent awakening from poverty and disaster, now bursting with hope and opportunity.
Then Mwangi quit. He was haunted by the idea that his success was built on his country's turmoil. He wouldn't, couldn't go on photographing the politicians he heard promise Kenyans a new dawn, only to rob them, ignore them and then, come an election, allow violence to break out. Whatever the cost to his career, the price his country was paying for that kind of execrable leadership — which led to more than 1,000 murders during the 2007 — 08 election crisis, along with the theft of billions of dollars from the state — was far greater. "We didn't vote for these guys for them to screw us," he says.
So in 2011, Mwangi formed a group of street artists, with whom he began staging guerrilla art attacks across Nairobi. Aerosol stencils of vultures began to appear on sidewalks and road crossings. Then more-elaborate murals appeared — of vultures urinating and wiping their backsides on the Kenyan flag. One February night, Mwangi's group painted a 12&#8209;m tableau on a downtown wall, depicting a smirking, suited vulture sitting next to a list of what the artists saw as Kenyan politicians' crimes since independence. "MPs — screwing Kenyans since 1963," read the caption. "Africa is rising," says Mwangi, now 29. "But there's also a lot of anger. There's trouble ahead."
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...
Excellent post sir.

Africa is going to be better than Europe for sure in the next 30 to 50 years.
The economic growth of Africa has to be compared to the more and more dire situation of Europe ; in addition the demographic decline of Europe is severe when the population in Africa keeps growing fast.

Provided Africans can build up a stronger Union and regional associations and so retain a greater control on their resources (n°1 in the world), Africa will certainly rise above Europe at the end of this century if not before.

Culturally Africa has already so many treasures.

a whiteboi
African Queen

Pearland, TX

#6 Apr 3, 2013
ugly monkeys wrote:
Africa is a third world wasteland. The people are hungy, covered with flies and dead before the age of 50.
They live in mudhuts and chase their food with spears.
The drink the same river water that they crap in.
So im gonna say europe.
What do you think?
Haha, this is exactly what America has brainwashed into you'r heads.

“Booyah!”

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Laramie, WY

#7 Apr 3, 2013
Africa is better if I'm looking to hunt like a wildebeast or some other creature , so I can kill it , take it home , and mount the head on my wall.

(Why people do that shit is beyond me , but I digress)

I'll stick to Europe for better living conditions , employment opportunities , and probably a better environment to raise kids.

Not to say Europe doesn't have it's problems........

“don't trip”

Since: Mar 13

Miami Florida

#8 Apr 3, 2013
yaaayyy europe that's my baby right there
Amelia DUBSTEP XStasy

Castle Rock, CO

#10 Apr 3, 2013
I prefer Europe over Africa solely because Europe is more free versus Africa where in many nations you are murdered on spot for being a gay or lesbian. Also murdered over the color of your skin (albino parts are always welcomed there). Murdered for your differentiating views. Rape and in some countries, rape isn't condemned nor is the perpetrator punished for committing the crime of rape. As a woman, I shalt never live there.
khamau

United States

#11 Apr 4, 2013
EUROPE GEOGRAPHYCALLY ITS NOT EVEN A CONTINENT ITS AN EXTENSION OF THE ASIAN CONTINENT POPULATION OF EUROPE IS CONTINUALY DECLINING WITH AFRICA NEW EDUCATED POPULATION ON RISE ARE TAKING POSITION OF LEADERSHIP WITH ATMOST ACCOUNTABILITY UNLIKE PREVIOUS GENERATIONS DID U KNOW AFRICA IS SET TO BECOME THE NEW POPULATION HEAVY WEIGHT IN 3 DECADES WITH POPULATION ABOVE 2.2BILLION EAST AFRICA ALONE WILL HAVE MORE THAN 750MILLION PEOPLE EUROPE WILL HAVE 413MILLION USA WILL REMAIN PRETTY MUCH SAME 300MILLION THE GDP IS PROJECTED TO HAVE REACH OVER 29 TRILLION DOLLARS TODAY LIFE EXPECTANCY IN KENYA IS 58. ALGERIA,MORROCO 72 DUE TO MASSIVE GROWING NUMBERS OF EDUCATION ENROLLMENT AND URBANISATION THE LIFE EXPECTANCY IS INCREASING YEARLY THE AFRICA MIDDLE CLASS IS PROJECTED TO QUADRPLE TO 1.2BILLON BY 2035 BY MIDDLE CLASS I MEAN PEOPLE OWNING CARS AND OTHER ELECTRONICS DONT FORGET EUROPE HAS SCARES NATURAL RESOURCES NEEDED FOR DEVELOPEMENT E.G I HAD SOME OIL FIELDS ARE CLOSING OPERATION WHEREELSE IN EAST AFRICA ALONE HAS TWICE AS MUCH OF UNUSED NATURAL GAS FOUND IN THE WHOLE OF MIDDLE EAST AND OIL RESERVE ARE CONTAIN MUCH MORE OIL THAN THAT FOUND IN THE ENTIRE NORTHERN EUROPE DONT ATLEAST 70 % OF ALL RESOURCES FOUND IN THE PLANET ARE LOCATED IN AFRICA THEY REMAINE UNTAPPED UNLIKE OTHER CONTINENT DONT FORGET EDUCATED POPULATION IS GROWING AT A PACE NEVER EXPERIENCEF AS BEFORE THERE U CAN NOT COMPARE AFRICA WITH EUROPE. BELEIVE OR NOT SHIFTS OF WORLDS POWER ARE DESTAINED TI CHANGE BY MID THIS. CENTURY THE AVERAGE WORK FORCE AS OF TODAY ARE
USA,EUROPE-45
ASIA-31
AFRICA-20
DO THE MATHS FACTORING EVEN POPULATION GROWTH SEE HOW DEPENDANCY RATIO ARE SET TO BE U CAN GOOGLE THAT WELL AM PROUD TO.BE BORN IN AFRICA THE FUTURE ASPECTS ARE BRIGHT COMPARED TO OTHER....WELL THE GENERAL FEELING IN ALL SCHOOL INSTITUITION IS SUPERB.FOREIGN MEDIA NEEDS TO STOP THAT SUGAR. COATING NEWS TO SUITE YOU VIEWS OF AFRICA AS A CORRUPT,DISEASE,DARK CONTINENT TORN WITH WAR.
CONCLUSION DONT COMPARE AFRICA WITH EUROPE,AMERICA, THEY ARE FAILING CONTINENT TRYING TO MAINTAIN WEALTH,DOMINANCE, BUT THE FUTURE IS INEVITABLE CIVILLISATION STARTED FROM AFRICA(EGYPT) DEVELOPED IN EUROPE,MODIFIED IN USA,IT WILL BE KILLED IN ASIA, AFRICA WILL.....
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#12 Apr 4, 2013
khamau wrote:
EUROPE GEOGRAPHYCALLY ITS NOT EVEN A CONTINENT ITS AN EXTENSION OF THE ASIAN CONTINENT
I argued this when I was in Elementary School back in the early 1980's. I was taught that a Continent is a large land mass surrounded by water or connected by an Isthmus or Peninsula. A few years later, it was changed in the schoolbooks all over the USA.
Black European

Chicago, IL

#14 Apr 5, 2013
Europe. Only because there's water to drink and Internet.
Style

London, UK

#15 Apr 5, 2013
Black European wrote:
Europe. Only because there's water to drink and Internet.
WTF you talking 'bout Willis?
Africa has water and the internet GTFOH!

Level 8

Since: Oct 09

Paris France

#16 Apr 5, 2013
Black European wrote:
Europe. Only because there's water to drink and Internet.
Sir, there are both plenty of water and internet everywhere in Africa.

The main trouble in several countries is more power outages.

a whiteboi
Bubba

Hilliard, OH

#17 Apr 5, 2013
attai1 wrote:
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Sir, there are both plenty of water and internet everywhere in Africa.
The main trouble in several countries is more power outages.
a whiteboi
How many black men have you given BJ's, a gayboi?

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#18 Apr 5, 2013
africa is the best continent on the planet
natural ressources
incredible nature
.....
WHY africans leave africa
SSA

Arlington, VA

#19 Apr 5, 2013
obamahamza08 wrote:
africa is the best continent on the planet
natural ressources
incredible nature
.....
WHY africans leave africa
Obamahamza, my brother from another mother! Hope you doing well. why do Africans leave africa? Well, most of us leave to broaden our minds, the intention is to ultimately return.

I am sure you are aware that a lot of ethnicities and churches have a tradition where young men and women are expected to spend about a year or two outside to see the rest of the world. Same with a lot of african parents, they encourage their kids to see the world. in the past, it was mostly for economic reasons, nowadays it is more for education.

there is strong evidence that travelling to other places helps the mind develop, tolerance and understanding is enhanced and overall intelligence and emotional maturity is gained. you know that a lot of african tribes actually used to send the young men out into forests to conquer their fear of the darkness and wild beasts, the amish also send out their young to see the world for themselves with the option to return.

that is why we love travelling so much, not just outside the continent but alson on the continent. so many African nationalities are in south africa. nigeria and ghana have had waves of immigration from each country over the past 3 decades.

My grandfather used to say that water that stays in a pot for too long gets stagnant, it can help to grow plants if it is poured over soil.

I think you should also travel, it is amazing. and we africans will go back, most of us already have one leg firmly planted back home.

enjoy your weekend my brother. My lovely fiancee in Accra says hi, she has been reading my posts with you and she says I should stop bullying you! She is such a lovely lady, I dont think I deserve her!

“Leading the Revolution”

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Washington, DC

#20 Apr 5, 2013
Africa by far, not even close, just try to imagine the World in 50 years, very different than today!!

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#22 Apr 5, 2013
Africa is one of the most beautiful continents on earth! Life is simple there and the people are very humble. Our lands are full of resources and the nature is beautiful. I don't even want foreigners/outsiders to come to Africa anyway.

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Paris France

#23 Apr 6, 2013
dkanela wrote:
Africa by far, not even close, just try to imagine the World in 50 years, very different than today!!
i fully agree sir. We need to see the African future and in 50 years, things will be quite different when us in whitey europe are already declining decade after decade. The connection will be the increasing number of Afro Europeans.

a whiteboi
lazer zapp

Howell, MI

#28 Apr 9, 2013
i don't even take a white person seriously as being white anymore unless they are as white as my certain white cousins i have.. which as dumb as it sounds i know i'm black and all but.. this is the real white.. these other guys they aren't white they are fake whites in my opinion..
lazer zapp

Howell, MI

#29 Apr 9, 2013
my mother glows white..

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