I watched a program on PBS called THE AFRICANS in which an African professor toured the continent and talked about the history of each country and the then current conditions. What struck me was a term he used, "quenched." He went to a hotel and showed the plumbing system. The hot water did not work and he said often the electricity did not work. Maintaining these systems requires knowledge and parts. As a repairman since 1972 and Electrical Engineering dropout I know most of these palefaces are not giving away information and if you go to school they want to dribble it out and have this condescending attitude like they are doing you a big favor.
I know most of these White morons didn't invent sh!t, but if one White man with some brains figures out something great a thousand White morons want to jump up and shout, "See how intelligent WE are."
But to the issue of African poverty. If Africans buy technology from Europe or America they must buy parts to maintain it. Do they also have to hire White expertise? I have a book by Professor Cheikh Anta Diop where he talks about sending electricity from Victoria falls all the way to Spain but he talks about DC current. You don't use DC to transmit electricity. You use AC because that makes it possible to step the voltage up and down with transformers for efficient transmission. Not understanding technology puts you in the position of being ripped of by White lying morons. It is not for nothing the Indians said, "White eyes speak with forked tongue."
We have to get the books to get the knowledge ourselves and stop being impressed by degrees in crap like history, psychology and sociology. Those things don't produce the wealth.