Do you have any idea how senseless, racist and obnoxious your above post is? You said "I could give you my reasons why Africa is so backwards by you will probably just call me a racist again." Well, darn right, it is racist.Don't tell me that Obama went back to Africa to light up the place because that is impossible. It is sad that the birth place of mankind is the most backward continent on this Earth. Of source I exclude Antarctica but only because it is really not populated by mankind.
But really, ancient Egypt was one of the great civilizations and then it just disappeared into blackness. I could give you my reasons why Africa is so backwards by you will probably just call me a racist again.
Electricity in Africa / The dark continent
Power shortages have become one of the biggest brakes on development / Aug 16th 2007
SEEN from space, Africa at night is unlit—as dark as all-but empty Siberia. With nearly 1 billion people, Africa accounts for over a sixth of the world's population, but generates only 4% of global electricity. Three-quarters of that is used by South Africa, Egypt and the other countries along the north African littoral.
The need for more power stations in the rest of the continent has long been recognised, but most of the attempts at electrification in the 1970s and the 1980s failed. In some countries, dictators pillaged power stations for parts and fuel. In others, power stations were built but not maintained. Turbines were run at full capacity until they broke, then were abandoned. By some counts, only 17 of Nigeria's 79 power stations, many dating from this period, are still working; the country's demand for power is an estimated 7,600 megawatts, against an actual operating capacity of 3,500MW. The World Bank reckons that 500m sub-Saharan Africans are without what it calls “modern energy”.
But not just racist, perhaps more on the xenophobic side, as xenophobia rhymes with ignorance. A racist thinks out his hate, whereas someone afflicted with xenophobia hates from his-her guts.
What do you know about Africa? Have you visited it, lived there, read about it extensively? Do you know its history, its colonial past starting with Léopold II mostly, its leaders, resources? You don't know why complicated machinery and plants don't work as you have failed to study the reasons for said failures. How can you state such unfounded un-researched falsehoods and strut off, convinced you are right?