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Thursday, April 28, 2005 

The "other" side of Africa

Found an interesting article on Africa in the Washington Post; The Africa You Never See (dated: 16 April 2005). Excerpt:

Yes, Africa is a land of wars, poverty and corruption. The situation in places like Darfur, Sudan, desperately cries out for more media attention and international action. But Africa is also a land of stock markets, high rises, Internet cafes and a growing middle class. This is the part of Africa that functions. And this Africa also needs media attention, if it's to have any chance of fully joining the global economy.
It is nice to read a media piece on Africa that does NOT only focus on AIDS, death, poverty, war, human rights abuses, dictatorships and destruction. Sadly, that is the image most people have, and perhaps justifiably so, of Africa.


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