Africa, most importantly Northern Africa is in turmoil. Southern Africa, seems to be moving ahead, led by South Africa and by the spirit of Nelson Mandela. Hopes spring eternal, but with out it, it is mere despair. Central Africa, looks to France, its colonial master for reprieve, but this diminished, former colonial force is spent, both of ideas and influence, and so it sells its soul to the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia, thinking that it can like De Gaulle in the early 60's, it can carve out a place with the "big boys".. USA and the USSR., by "sticking out its tongue" at the US. Not to be, however. The times, they are a-changing.
Africa, thy soul has been ripped apart by your richness. The beauty, that lies dormant could have been and may yet be, the guide to the enrichment of us all. " The child is the father of the man"