Guardian Article: “Our image of Africa is hopelessly obsolete”

Ian Birrell calls to attention the persistant propensity of westerners to undervalue African potential.

You can read my annotated version of the article here:

Our image of Africa is hopelessly obsolete: The huge advances the continent has made in recent years have yet to be acknowledged by the west" by Ian Birrell.

The way it was: Bob Geldof in Ethiopia in 1985. Photograph: Rex Features

[The way it was: Bob Geldof in Ethiopia in 1985. Photograph: Rex Features]

Below is a short video on the topic of how people in wealthy countries tend to view the poor, from PovertyCure's Anielka Münkel, native of Nicaragua. 

Also this from Theodore Dalrymple.

And one more video from Magatte Wade on encouraging Africans to dream bigger.




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