The crisis of resources which has been sketched out so briefly
here thus has several dimensions. There are absolute shortages, of trained and experienced manpower, of infrastructural development upon which economic growth depends, of natural exploitable resources in high international demand, and of sources of taxation for development-minded governments. But there are also relative imbalances, often masked by the statis ticians who tend to trade in mean or average figures. The inequality between Africa and Europe hardly needs men tioning; the inequalities within Africa, both between states and inside individual states, need stressing for the politics of these new states help to establish these inequalities just as they respond to attempts to redress them.