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How Africans Are Fighting Stereotypes About Their Homes on Twitter

Africa Travel
by Matt Hershberger Jul 9, 2015

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.

Head on over to Twitter and check out the page for the hashtag for more.

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