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What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by gadogado(m): 1:37am On Feb 02, 2009
I have had this question lurking in my mind for some time, i want to see if there is a consensus among nairalanders as to which countries in the varied opinions are the most developed in terms of infrastructure, economic development, provision of basic social amenities et al. you get the idea. and if you can kindly mention in your opinion why these nations are more developed than the others,that'd be appreciated.
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by davidylan(m): 1:38am On Feb 02, 2009
are there any?
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by gadogado(m): 1:49am On Feb 02, 2009
ok,how about the most relatively successful??
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by jerseyguy(m): 2:23am On Feb 02, 2009
1. South Africa
2. Botswana
3. Namibia
4. Ghana
5. Libya/Egypt/Angola ?

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Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Charlesmud(m): 2:37am On Feb 02, 2009
jerseyguy:

1. South Africa
2. Botswana
3. Namibia
4. Ghana
5. Libya/Egypt/Angola ?

All this countries wey dey beg Nigeria for contracts and financial support, I personally cant go to this countries even if Nigeria is on war and I dont pray to even ever transit this countries for any reason.
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by IGWEUSA(m): 2:40am On Feb 02, 2009
no [1]---------------Naija
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Charlesmud(m): 2:47am On Feb 02, 2009
IGWE_USA:

no [1]---------------Naija

Thank you jare, ha ba Naija dey dis worst to compare with this countries just bcus dem give them good name cus dem fit control their country.

Mind you all, Nigeria get verything pass them, EVERYTHING, just unfortunate with leaders
Namibia, Botswana, all this country wey be say na one airline dey fly go there once in a week, all the international airline dey pass through Naija. Seriously make una check things out and deeply we will see Nigeria is part of what is making Africa making name and somehow balance.

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Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by MrCrackles(m): 2:48am On Feb 02, 2009
jerseyguy:

1. South Africa
2. Botswana
3. Namibia
4. Ghana
5. Libya/Egypt/Angola ?

Jokes!!!
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Charlesmud(m): 3:02am On Feb 02, 2009
MrCrackles:

Jokes!!!

Indeed.
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by gadogado(m): 3:02am On Feb 02, 2009
@IGWE
how is naija no 1? pls talk some sense to yourself, we dont have electricity in 2009,we dont have water,proper refuse disposal nko,we no get that one,our streets are filthy,how about our economy-not diversified,dependent on only one product(oil) what about our roads,what about crime,education,our hospitals,how about unemploymenthaba how about our universities?anything to write home about? how about endemic corruption? overall development,we no get am so how can you now have the guts to say naija is no 1.you no get shame
for a fact,botswana is better than naija in terms of human and infrastructural development, even ordinary ghana is better that naija in,atleast they can perform credible elections. pls nigerians stop deceiving yourselves,naija is not in top 20 as far as most developed countries are concerned as in where the average citizen is doing relatively well.
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by gadogado(m): 3:06am On Feb 02, 2009
@mrcrackles

what do you mean jokes? as in the coutries mentioned are not really the most developed in africa?? so why dont you mention which countries in africa are more developed than that? south africa is the most developed and advanced country in africa,even tho they have too much crime!!and its going down,how many south africans are living in nigeria as immigrants and how many nigerians are living in south africa in search of a better future?answer this pls. to the extent that the south africans started killing nigerians!!get serious
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by debosky(m): 3:08am On Feb 02, 2009
jerseyguy:

1. South Africa
2. Botswana
3. Namibia
4. Ghana
5. Libya/Egypt/Angola ?
Big jokes

1. South Africa

2. Tunisia

3. Egypt

4. Morocco

5. Botswana
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Kobojunkie: 3:08am On Feb 02, 2009
Charlesmud:

Thank you jare, ha ba Naija dey dis worst to compare with this countries just bcus dem give them good name cus dem fit control their country.

Mind you all, Nigeria get verything pass them, EVERYTHING, just unfortunate with leaders
Namibia, Botswana, all this country wey be say na one airline dey fly go there once in a week, all the international airline dey pass through Naija. Seriously make una check things out and deeply we will see Nigeria is part of what is making Africa making name and somehow balance.

Is Nigeria number one for you simply because it has more resources, and more people flying in and out of it?The question is in what order would you put countries in africa in terms of infrastructure and economic development, provision of basic social amenities et al. Could you please highlight actual reasons why you believe Nigeria ought to be number one on that list please.
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Charlesmud(m): 3:12am On Feb 02, 2009
gadogado:

@IGWE
how is naija no 1? pls talk some sense to yourself, we dont have electricity in 2009,we dont have water,proper refuse disposal nko,we no get that one,our streets are filthy,how about our economy-not diversified,dependent on only one product(oil) what about our roads,what about crime,education,our hospitals,how about unemploymenthaba how about our universities?anything to write home about? how about endemic corruption? overall development,we no get am so how can you now have the guts to say naija is no 1.you no get shame
for a fact,botswana is better than naija in terms of human and infrastructural development, even ordinary ghana is better that naija in,atleast they can perform credible elections. pls nigerians stop deceiving yourselves,naija is not in top 20 as far as most developed countries are concerned as in where the average citizen is doing relatively well.

I am not saying Nigeria is the best and YES Nigeria is in a terrible situation and shape.

But which one be botswana wey better in human and infrastructural development, comparing what population to what population ? Abeg why UK or USA no go dey ?

Yes Ghana is good and the leadership is just our majoy problem in Nigeria.

Yes Nigeria is not developed and its average citizens are not living in good conditions but still cant be compared with this countries you listed. Forget what you hear on radio or see on TV.

Nigerians are very more social and civilized than this countries and thats the reasons we believes its better to travel abroad to get something better. Mind you majority of the citizens of this countries cant even afford a return ticket.
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by MrCrackles(m): 3:12am On Feb 02, 2009
Kobojunkie:

Is Nigeria number one for you simply because it has more resources, and more people flying in and out of it?The question is in what order would you put countries in africa in terms of infrastructure and economic development, provision of basic social amenities et al.  Could you please highlight actual reasons why you believe Nigeria ought to be number one on that list please.

That is not the point

And that is his opinion, so i dont think it needs to be dis-membered!
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Kobojunkie: 3:14am On Feb 02, 2009
MrCrackles:

That is not the point

And that is his opinion, so i dont think it needs to be dis-membered!


Could you please explain what you mean?
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by MrCrackles(m): 3:15am On Feb 02, 2009
gadogado:

@mrcrackles

what do you mean jokes? as in the coutries mentioned are not really the most developed in africa?? so why dont you mention which countries in africa are more developed than that? south africa is the most developed and advanced country in africa,even tho they have too much crime!!and its going down,how many south africans are living in nigeria as immigrants and how many nigerians are living in south africa in search of a better future?answer this pls. to the extent that the south africans started killing nigerians!!get serious

Exactly what i said, JOKES!
U gotta be having a laff with a list like dat but at the end of the day, it is your opinion!!
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by MrCrackles(m): 3:18am On Feb 02, 2009
Kobojunkie:

Could you please explain what you mean?

Do i really need to
? smiley
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Charlesmud(m): 3:20am On Feb 02, 2009
Kobojunkie:

Is Nigeria number one for you simply because it has more resources, and more people flying in and out of it?The question is in what order would you put countries in africa in terms of infrastructure and economic development, provision of basic social amenities et al. Could you please highlight actual reasons why you believe Nigeria ought to be number one on that list please.

AS have said, I didnt say Nigeria is the number or developed, but considering many other ways. Nigeria is far better than this countries my people, lets forget the point of view that have some kulikuli and gari as daily foods.

I know very well Nigeria needs to seriously do something positive and develop, but shouldnt be comapred to all this countries you guys are mentioning.

If its as good as they all say on media, why USA, Europe, India and UK keep relating more to Nigeria even with the situation. My people there are other reason why Nigeria still stands ontop if talking about Africa (Not just resoruces alone).

Abeg make una come Europe here now, namibia ?? ta ta ta.   Only SA I see to be better and its all bcus of the na Europeans dey control the country for their benefit and mind you all I can give you all name and proves that Nigeria is far less corrupt than most countries in Europe including USA.

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Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Nobody: 3:20am On Feb 02, 2009
MrCrackles:


Do i really need to
? smiley
Don't mind Kobojunkie, he/she likes to dey argue too much.
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by gadogado(m): 3:33am On Feb 02, 2009
@mrcrackles ok why dont you mention your own,which countries are the most developed in africa?? name your top 5 and mind you,we are not talking about the number of people doing 419 or flying in and out or affording return ticket as some people have said. we are talking about economic development,provision of basic social amenities like portable water and electricity.we are talking about employment opportunities and level of poverty.we are talking about the average citizen having the chance to live a dignified life like obama said.dignified meaning the ability to honestly earn a decent living where basic amenities to include access to good education,healthcare and infrastructure (no children sitting on the floor in a classroom) are made available to him by his government (responsible for it) rank african countries that enjoy the most and best of the above stated.
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Charlesmud(m): 3:36am On Feb 02, 2009
gadogado weytin be all this list you dey give self, you dey America dey nominate Namibia, Botswana and so on.

All this guys atimes,
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by gadogado(m): 3:52am On Feb 02, 2009
doesnt mean i dont think my country is too under-developed for the blessings bestowed upon her. too under-developed ma friend. i want to know the most developed african countries and in my opinion
1. south africa
2. egypt
3. libya
4. botswana
5. mauritus

if you wanna go further
6. namibia
7. angola
8. morocco
9. algeria
10. ivory coast
,
33. nigeria
34. zimbabwe

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Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by grafikdon: 4:03am On Feb 02, 2009
South Africa
Ghana
Botswana
Ivory Coast
Egypt
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Charlesmud(m): 4:23am On Feb 02, 2009
My guy maybe Nigeria is not as perfect cus of poor leadership but Nigeria never got anything and will never get from this countries that you say they are develop.

Look at how we have helped the whole Africa in the past :

"The prevailing perception in Nigeria's foreign policy was that, as predominant the African leader, it should play a bigbrother role in relations with African states. Nigeria was a founding member of the OAU and often channeled major policy initiatives through that organization. Most of its relations with other African states took place outside the OAU framework but were guided by OAU principles. Nigeria's primary African commitment was to liberate the continent from the last vestiges of colonialism and to eradicate apartheid in South Africa. Promoting liberation had grown from a weak and conservative stance during the 1960s to an increasingly firm push after the civil war. This commitment was pursued most actively after Murtala Muhammad successfully backed the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola's ascent to power in Angola in 1975 by providing the swing vote in the OAU decision to recognize the MPLA. Nigeria had played a role in the independence of Zimbabwe and in the late 1980s was active in assisting Nambibia to achieve independence of Namibia. In the latter case, it contributed about US$20 million to assist the South West Africa People's Organization in the 1989 elections and other preparations for Namibian independence. The country also contributed financially to liberation movements in South Africa and to the front line states of Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, which were constantly harassed by South Africa. Although Nigeria's armed forces were among the largest in black Africa in the early 1990s, sizable military might has rarely been used in foreign policy (see Local and Bilateral Issues; African and Regional Issues , ch. 5). The army participated in peacekeeping forces, either alone or through the OAU and contributed personnel to United Nations peacekeeping missions. In line with its ECOWAS comunitment, Nigeria was one of the main contributors of troops to the ECOWAS Cease-fire Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) sent to Liberia August 23, 1990 after the peace talks there failed. Additional forces were sent in late September 1990 under a Nigerian field commander, General Doganyaro. Threats to fight for southern African liberation were made but not acted on, but Nigeria did give military and financial aid to the African National Congress for its efforts against the apartheid regime in South Africa and provided military equipments to Mozambique to help its struggle South African-backed guerrillas.

In addition, Nigeria gave aid and technical assistance to several African states, often through the African Development Bank of which it was a major benefactor. In 1987 a Technical Aid Corps, operating along the lines of the United States Peace Corps, was established. Under it, young Nigerian professionals served in other African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries where their expertise was needed. Nigeria also provided scholarships and fellowships, training facilities, grants, equipment, and medical supplies, and subsidized oil during the 1970s' oil crisis to African countries under certain conditions.

In July 1974, the Gowon government decided to sell crude oil at concessionary rates to African countries on condition that they had their own refineries and would not re-export to third countries. The decision came despite Nigeria's role as an Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) member generally in favor of higher prices and after more than two years of deliberations. Nigeria acted largely in response to external pressures: international actors attempted to divide Third World countries into OPEC members and nonoil producers; various African countries, especially Liberia, begged for less expensive oil; and both the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries had established programs to aid poor countries while encouraging other oil producers, especially African nations, to follow suit. Providing subsidies for African countries was a safe move for Nigeria because Africa comprised only a small portion of the country's total oil export market, it enhanced Nigeria's position and influence in Africa while building African solidarity, and it protected security interests by preventing economic decline. Moreover, this example of generosity aided Nigeria in its efforts to create ECOWAS. In November 1990, Babangida suggested that Nigeria might again offer concessionary prices to other African countries as the Middle East crises pushed oil prices upward".

http://www.country-data.com/cgi-bin/query/r-9449.html
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Sammy107d(m): 4:42am On Feb 02, 2009
to be utterly objective
South Africa
Egypt
Nigeria
Tunisia
Morocco
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Charlesmud(m): 4:47am On Feb 02, 2009
Sammy107_d:

to be utterly objective
South Africa
Egypt
Nigeria
Tunisia
Morocco

Atleast , thank you.
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Dede1(m): 5:42am On Feb 02, 2009
Charlesmud:

My guy maybe Nigeria is not as perfect cus of poor leadership but Nigeria never got anything and will never get from this countries that you say they are develop.

Look at how we have helped the whole Africa in the past :

"The prevailing perception in Nigeria's foreign policy was that, as predominant the African leader, it should play a bigbrother role in relations with African states. Nigeria was a founding member of the OAU and often channeled major policy initiatives through that organization. Most of its relations with other African states took place outside the OAU framework but were guided by OAU principles. Nigeria's primary African commitment was to liberate the continent from the last vestiges of colonialism and to eradicate apartheid in South Africa. Promoting liberation had grown from a weak and conservative stance during the 1960s to an increasingly firm push after the civil war. This commitment was pursued most actively after Murtala Muhammad successfully backed the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola's ascent to power in Angola in 1975 by providing the swing vote in the OAU decision to recognize the MPLA. Nigeria had played a role in the independence of Zimbabwe and in the late 1980s was active in assisting Nambibia to achieve independence of Namibia. In the latter case, it contributed about US$20 million to assist the South West Africa People's Organization in the 1989 elections and other preparations for Namibian independence. The country also contributed financially to liberation movements in South Africa and to the front line states of Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, which were constantly harassed by South Africa. Although Nigeria's armed forces were among the largest in black Africa in the early 1990s, sizable military might has rarely been used in foreign policy (see Local and Bilateral Issues; African and Regional Issues , ch. 5). The army participated in peacekeeping forces, either alone or through the OAU and contributed personnel to United Nations peacekeeping missions. In line with its ECOWAS comunitment, Nigeria was one of the main contributors of troops to the ECOWAS Cease-fire Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) sent to Liberia August 23, 1990 after the peace talks there failed. Additional forces were sent in late September 1990 under a Nigerian field commander, General Doganyaro. Threats to fight for southern African liberation were made but not acted on, but Nigeria did give military and financial aid to the African National Congress for its efforts against the apartheid regime in South Africa and provided military equipments to Mozambique to help its struggle South African-backed guerrillas.

In addition, Nigeria gave aid and technical assistance to several African states, often through the African Development Bank of which it was a major benefactor. In 1987 a Technical Aid Corps, operating along the lines of the United States Peace Corps, was established. Under it, young Nigerian professionals served in other African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries where their expertise was needed. Nigeria also provided scholarships and fellowships, training facilities, grants, equipment, and medical supplies, and subsidized oil during the 1970s' oil crisis to African countries under certain conditions.

In July 1974, the Gowon government decided to sell crude oil at concessionary rates to African countries on condition that they had their own refineries and would not re-export to third countries. The decision came despite Nigeria's role as an Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) member generally in favor of higher prices and after more than two years of deliberations. Nigeria acted largely in response to external pressures: international actors attempted to divide Third World countries into OPEC members and nonoil producers; various African countries, especially Liberia, begged for less expensive oil; and both the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries had established programs to aid poor countries while encouraging other oil producers, especially African nations, to follow suit. Providing subsidies for African countries was a safe move for Nigeria because Africa comprised only a small portion of the country's total oil export market, it enhanced Nigeria's position and influence in Africa while building African solidarity, and it protected security interests by preventing economic decline. Moreover, this example of generosity aided Nigeria in its efforts to create ECOWAS. In November 1990, Babangida suggested that Nigeria might again offer concessionary prices to other African countries as the Middle East crises pushed oil prices upward".

http://www.country-data.com/cgi-bin/query/r-9449.html


This should be likened to the case of a fool trying very hard to catch a rat while the fool’s house on fire.
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Jarus(m): 6:53am On Feb 02, 2009
I go like this:

-South Africa
-Egypt
-Morocco
-Ghana
-Nigeria
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by Jarus(m): 6:55am On Feb 02, 2009
grafikdon:

South Africa
Ghana
Botswana
Ivory Coast
Egypt




Ivory coast more developed than Nigeria? Pls stop the joke. No be football we dey talk here
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by blackspade(m): 8:25am On Feb 02, 2009
1. South Africa (If you disagree, then you must be extremely nationalistic, jealous, or just can't get over your hate for S.A.)



2. Namibia

3. Botswana

4. Algeria

5. Tunisia


Honorable Mentions: Libya, Kenya, Morocco, Angola, Cote d'Ivoire.

Sorry Naija, but looking from a nation-wide perspective, we have a long way to go.
Re: What Are The 5 Most Developed Countries On The African Continent by blackspade(m): 8:30am On Feb 02, 2009
gadogado:

doesnt mean i dont think my country is too under-developed for the blessings bestowed upon her. too under-developed ma friend. i want to know the most developed african countries and in my opinion
1. south africa
2. egypt
3. libya
4. botswana
5. mauritus

if you wanna go further
6. namibia
7. angola
8. morocco
9. algeria
10. ivory coast
,
33. nigeria
34. zimbabwe
ROTFLMAO!!! grin grin grin

I don't think Naija is that bad.

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