The world's population continues to grow and the population distribution remains as skewed as ever. 'The-have-nots' keep multiplying whilst 'the-haves' grow steadily. This is one of the major drivers of inequality in wealth distribution.
Coupled by climate change, inequality in turn creates tension. Resulting conflicts like Renamo-Frelimo stand-off in Moçambique though seen from a political (tribal or religious) perspective are stemming from inequality of wealth distribution.
Alphónso Dhlakama who has spent much of his adult life ensconced in army barracks fighting an unending conflict that he started against Samora Moises Machel is fighting for nothing less than a good share of Moçambique's wealth.
Highly rated AMC's The Walking Dead is another example of how wealth inequality drives people towards extinction. In the just ended 6th season, more people are dying from human conflict than from attacks by walkers. It's all a fight for resources and dominance now.
Humans have an insatiable appetite for wealth that renders reason defunct. In times of crises and lack, humans quickly press the self-destruct button.
It's in areas where poverty levels are high where crime rates (domestic violence, robberies, public nuisance, sexual assault, etc), alcohol & substance abuse are usually highest.
Just like in #TheWalkingDead, its a survival of the fittest story. Community spirit dies as man's carnal nature takes over.
World revolutionaries (Hitler, Mao Tse Tung) were banking on people's carnal nature like anger & pettiness (readiness to kill or die for so little).
"A hungry man is an angry man"
Speaking of hunger and taking advantage of the people, Africa finds herself at the crossroads again.
China is knocking on our doors looking like the knight in shining armor promising to rescue us from the relentless IMF and 'strings-attached' aid from the West.
Unfortunately, Africa has accepted her role as the helpless damsel in distress waiting for her heroe.
"Africa must look neither east nor west, Africa must face forward."
Our motherland continues to struggle even when potential is evident. We choose to live like people in #TheWalkingDead killing each other whilst hoping that a saviour will come who will restore order.
Our leaders many of whom are clueless of what they are doing, enjoy pitting us citizens against each other (Lacoste vs G40) whilst they milk the little resources we have to the last drop.
Chartered planes, private jets, offshore properties & Swiss bank accounts are common features amongst African leaders yet the continent is increasingly becoming donor dependant.
We gotta do something.