I stopped reading the posts less than halfway down because there were a lot of words, so maybe this has already been said. The truth is, there is enough food in the world to feed eveyone, there are enough resources to distribute food. There are only a few major problems in Africa that are causing so much strife and starvation: AIDS Droughts Wars Previous Colonial Rulers I shall go further in depth, if you care to read. Most of colonial Africa was ruled with an iron fist, only the British colonies had any experience with democratic governments, and they are doing the best (like Ghana). Corruption and nepotism are serious issues. African borders were also divided up by European powers, putting tribes and races who were traditional enemies in the same country. From these political issues rise wars. The wars affect nomadic people; they can no longer cross borders or return to traditional watering holes. Africa suffers from periodic droughts, and their mostly agrarian economy and livelihood are drastically affected. On top of that, wars in the region aggravate starvation further by pushing refugees into places that can not support that many people. In some places, AIDS is believed to affect as much as 30% oof the population. That means 30% of people are sick and disabled. They cannot work and also require care. The people who care for them also cannot work. A lack of workers results in a damaged economy results in poverty, starvation and war. Repeat. Many people seem to believe that the Africans do not take care of themselves and will stop working if we support them. If we do not offer support, how can they hope to stabilize their countries?