steissd, I find your idea preposterous.
It's being said, in this thread, that Africans despise Americans. According to the Pew Global Attitudes poll, it is clearly not the case.
This is the percentage of favorable opinions towards the US in African nations, 2002:
Ivory Coast 84%
South Africa 65%
Those averages are higher than in Western Europe:
Great Britain 75%
Just wanted to share this info; just had a live chat with a doctor friend who lives in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania. It was great. My first experience with live chat on the internet.
Because of the great achievments of Egypt, many have tried to separate it from the african continent. And many have denied that most of these great achievments came about before Egyptian society, became integrated with Caucasians, and Arabs.
...Here's an enlightning book; "The African Orgin Of Civilisation"-by Cheikh Anta Diop, translated from the french, by Mercer Cook
fbaezer, Can you please provide the official documentation on the stats you provided? Thx, c.i.
cicerone, It comes from a thread started by Walter Hinteler. Too bad so few people bothered to click the link:
[URL=ttp://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?ReportID=165]What the World Thinks in 2002[/URL]
(And remember: no Aztecs were ever in Peru)
The link you provided is not working - for me. c.i.
And has anyone followed the link I have provided? Some interesting things may be found there as well.
The link in Walter's thread works:
Walter Hinteler's thread
I think that colonial powers really messed things up there. If africa was left to have ruled themselves, they'd be ok. Whether the people there stayed tribal or embraced modern living. Given that what's done is done, it'd take alot of time and money to make things right there.
THIS IS IT ! thats exactly why africa is like it is and the rest of the world STILL looks on and shakes its head.
How do we break the cycle of breeding, surviving, dying?
Its hardly worthwhile feeding someone who will turn around and conceive more mouths to feed. The solution is in edcutaion, but to a starving perosn, they desire food, not books.
The biggest killer in Africa is still malaria and the cure for that is still DDT.