Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Soros: China, India are Africa's 'new colonialists'

How is Africa the world's poorest continent as this article says....I think it is the worlds richest continent.

Mail & Guardian Online: "Hungry for oil and minerals, India and China have become Africa's new colonialists, exploiting the world's poorest continent in the same way as its old European masters, billionaire financier George Soros said on Tuesday.

European nations' scramble for resources, from slaves to diamonds and gold, led them to subjugate Africa's peoples under colonialism. After independence swept the continent in the 1950s and 1960s, they often supported corrupt and dictatorial regimes."