Should Africa blame the West for its Problems?

    How much should Africans blame the West and the East for that matter for their problems. Are our problems home grown or because of outside interference by foreign nations? Do our leaders really have the power to change things or are they merely puppets of the nations that sponsor them? Can Africa ever really be free from the IMF, World Bank, USA, their former colonialists and the new kids on the block, China, India and Russia? How much do we actually control ourselves? And what is the way forward?