White Man's Burden is a poem but Rudyard Kipling. It referred to the US and the Phillipines but the title is apropos today for Africa. That continent is a nightmare from coast to coast. Tribal warfare, AIDS, malaria, Muboto, Zimbabwe, Darfur, Soweto, Rwanda, Uganda it goes on and on. Every single continent gained trade over the last decade except Africa. The only thing anyone wants from that dismal place is minerals. They produce nothing anyone wants. Per capita income may be falling relative to the rest of the world and even tho they have excess coal and oil they cut down acres of trees to make charcoal to heat their huts. To top it off they senselessly murdered 7 gentle mountain gorillas to prove a point. Not for meat or trophy or animal trade. Just murdered them. Virunga Mountain Gorilla Photos, Virunga National Park Gorilla Wallpapers, Download, Photos -- National Geographic They are going backwards and they will never get it tight. What a sad place.