It didn't work the first few times and it will not work this time. For a nation to have a "truly indepenent government" there must be a real nation for that government to govern. With the exception of Ethiopia there are no real nation-states in Africa. They are all just a plot of land that the colonial powers drew a line around without regard to the human dynamics of Africa. Nigeria is the prime example. It contains 10 major tribes, each with its own culture, language, and religion, and is jealous of and hostile to the other tribes. Americans call a citizen of Nigeria a Nigerian, but to the citizen of Nigeria, his tribe comes first. To make it even worse, almost every African tribe is split by one or more artificial national borders.<quoted text>
Talk to "W" bout that money....
It's the 21st Century. Just because it didn't work the first few times... Africa...is one of the world's last frontiers. Hopefully, some truly independent governments can emerge to resist the power of neo-colonialism..
The future of Africa is Somalia and Rwanda writ large.