AFRICA GETS SOME PRETTY SHABBY TREATMENT IN THE MEDIA. While most of the rest of the world is treated as complex and multifaceted, Africa is typically just portrayed as a basket case, riddled with corruption, violence, disease, and extreme poverty. Africans on Twitter are tired of this one-sided treatment, and have decided to show the Africa that they live with on a day-to-day basis. Using the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou, Africans from all over that massive continent are showcasing the staggering beauty, diversity, and complexity of their homes.
— Jonathan Tanner (@Tannerjc) July 3, 2015
— Nad!a A. (@Nadiaalie) June 24, 2015
— Carly Farver (@CarlyFarver) July 9, 2015
— Action/2015 UK (@action2015uk) July 9, 2015
— ONE (@ONEinAfrica) July 6, 2015
— K.Diallo (@nyeusi_waasi) June 24, 2015
— Emperor of Azania (@KaizariWaAzania) July 9, 2015
— Cauphy Gumbo (@Darwan47) July 3, 2015
— Ese Caleidoscopio (@Esecaleidosco) July 6, 2015
Head on over to Twitter and check out the page for the hashtag for more.