Be sure to choose only the arguments you will be able to illustrate and develop in your essay. Feel free to revisit your thesis statement and rewrite it while you work on your paper and want to add or change something. If you decide to use the thesis statement suggested above, you will need to write one paragraph discussing a relationship between literacy of population and economic development of the country. Another paragraph should shed light on the current situation in Africa. Try to find the latest stats on education and economy in Africa. Numbers often speak louder than words when you need to illustrate your point and to persuade readers to share your position. The third paragraph should address the question of humanitarian aid and the attitude of the locals to it. Finally, make sure to repeat your thesis statement in the conclusion part, but use different wording.
@Dr Jamil Chaudri:
I wonder if the Afghans, Iranians and Turks would be too happy to be associated with you and/or Arabs. I lived in Iran and I know that Iranians are very proud of their culture and they look down on Arabs (whom they see as barbarians) and also on Pakistanis and consider themselves much more developed and refined. I think also Turks wouldn’t be too happy to be be compared with Arabs, as they themselves also have a very strong and distinct culture and actually used to rule part of the Arab world at some stage. I’m not sure about Afghanis, but I do wonder if they would feel even a slight affiliation with you.