Many countries in Africa have enough mineral wealth to have been among the richest in the world, but past history and current social fragmentation has prevented development.
The question’s premise hinges on the assumption that a refugee’s claims become less as soon as the refugee reaches a location that is safe and where the immediate danger has passed.
The BBC is broadcasting opinions that link refugees to terrorism and showing clear bias in its reporting.
The refugee crisis is an ongoing catastrophe, not a single event. However, the public imagination is accustomed to responding to singular events like quakes and floods.
Sudan is slowly modernising but Darfur is a region that remains in a state of humanitarian emergency.
The objectives of the various belligerents in the Syrian Civil War vary greatly: some purportedly moral, some economic, some territorial and even religious. These different motivations align intermittently, leading to some unlikely partnerships.
Why would Australia send its military hardware, personnel and equipment to get involved in a war 7000 miles away?