And it's not poor, hopeless or lacking in initiative
The news media - especially in the US - does a very good job of portraying "Africa" as a disaster
So why is it presented that way?
Well, what do clever thieves do when they want to rape and pillage a place?
They present it as a basket place that needs their "help."
The reality is that the continent of Africa is a rich place that has been ripped off mercilessly - usually at the end of the barrel of a gun - for centuries by places like London, Paris, Brussels, and New York.