Stop Stereotyping Africa

Artikel in der Khaleej Times Online und rezipiert und kommentiert auf dem africa blog, der sich beschäftigt mit „The African Continent continues to suffer from poverty, war, disease and human rights abuses. Why is it possible that this continues into the 21st Century?“

In a recent opinion piece, a political commentator argues that the African continent is too often stereotyped as being filled with violence and poverty. He believes that most people are under the wrong impression about the current state of the continent and that the overall well-being of Africa is much better than people think. He further argues that Africa is ready for an economic boom, much like India and China. He points out how modern many African countries have become and that there are growing industries and productivity. Countries like Nigeria and Tanzania are doing well because of democracy and capitalism. The violence and poverty that we so often associate with Africa only is in a very small portion of the continent, according to the author.

This short opinion article offers a refreshing and optimistic viewpoint on the current state of Africa. But is the author being realistic? Are we under the wrong impression because we only hear about the negative aspects and events within the continent or is Africa as bad as it seems?

1 Antwort auf „Stop Stereotyping Africa“

  1. 1 Afrika kaputt und grausam, Europa voll normal | DER SCHWARZE BLOG Pingback am 18. Mai 2010 um 13:32 Uhr
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