Africa in 3D: Death, Destruction, and Disease

Have you ever come across an aid campaign on TV picturing a child sitting on a dusty ground, wearing ripped clothes, with a fly wandering around his face. The child in question is told to be suffering from cholera, diarrhoea, malaria, pneumonia…you name it. He becomes the ambassador of despair of a whole continent, where all […]

Africa is a Country: Ignorance or Laziness

Many public figures, VIPs and journalists usually describe someone from Zimbabwe and a person from Kenya as “African”. They probably wouldn’t call them “Americans” if they were from Brazil, Argentina or the United States, even though the distance between the two is the same – and the economic conditions as different. You don’t have a […]