The potential for being the new Middle East (wars) & China (low cost labor and economics) ? Obama in Ghana: War a 'millstone around Africa's neck' - CNN.com Obama stressed that the USA has a responsibility to support "development that provides opportunity for more people."Also noting that Africa is rich in resources, and has the capacity for successful business. Personally I'd prefer he stay home and get this straightened out first before he starts talking about fixing Africa. First, the size of Africa dwarfs the US, so most of what those nations need to do is work together and unify somehow. That's not on the USA, that's on those African nations. They simply are going to have to capitalize on their resources and invest in themselves more.