I think part of that question should be questioned.
What do you mean by positively exploited? Should Africans build these stupid skyscrapers like the palefacec. They are doing it in Malaysia but does it make sense? If you construct a building 1400 feet tall you wast the toilets to work on the top floor. So you must pump water 1400 feet up the building. Therefore you must produce enough electricity to run the pumps to pump the water.
The European concept of development is an economic merry-go-round. Think about how much money American men spend on neckties. Yeah it seems a silly thing to think about. LOL Think about how much time millions of men waste every day tying that useless junk around their necks. Actually we could eliminate the suits too.
Yes, we need to do something to eliminate poverty in Africa, but that doesn't mean adopting useless and stupid Europeanisms in the process.
Considering that I have had a Black woman talk to me about buying a $1000 suit this is very funny to me. Of course I didn't do it. I was thinking, "Is she crazy?"