Africa is one big country with many problems

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For the past 12 months or so, the African continent has dominated international news headlines for all the wrong reasons, writes BAME PIET

Just when it looked like things were improving for the ‘dark continent’, following the 2011 Arab Spring, we are once again back to square one – feeding international news media with negative news.

African leaders, academics, and even journalists have for many years been moaning about the Western media’s seeming obsession with the negative side of the African continent. The politicians have lamented images of war, disease and poverty that have come to be associated with the continent more than anything else.  They were right.

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