Yes, I think Africa is poorer now than they were. African GDP has dropped about 30% since the 70's. You can look at pictures from Africa circa 1970 and today and see how much worse it is in most places.
We should of either stayed entirely out of Africa, or at least had the balls to keep them colonized until they were educated enough to survive on their own. We did neither.
You're actually agreeing with me here you know.
And my question was not "do you you really think Africa is poorer now". The globalization we know today started in 1970. I could explain why, but it's boring world history that I had to learn for my exam.