We haven\’t ended poverty in the UK, despite some effort and considerable resources over many decades, so why do we imagine it will be any easier in a continent thousands of miles away of which we have so little understanding?
Umm, we have ended poverty in the UK: in the sense that you are using poverty here, the destitution of rural African poverty.
And we did it the same way that everyone else who has managed this feat did it. Decades, centuries, of sustained growth in GDP per capita. That thing which this liberal capitalism/free markets shtick has as its notable, even identifying feature. For there is no other economic system which has managed it.
Those places which have used this system for the requisite number of years do not have poverty. Those which have not do.
It ain\’t exactly rocket science here.