There is no poverty problem in Africa. That which Westerners see as the dilapidated environment there is simply the natural state of things for African peoples.
It's not good. It's not bad. It simply is.
Yes, they (the details of the circumstances) can vary from place to place, but overall the condition is endemic to the people. Not just in Africa but any place where they're clustered.
Attempting to modify that condition to meet another group's standards...