Tell me something I don’t know

A leading African journalist says that Western media still portrays his continent in terms of “disasters, its evil men” and as a “backward continent.”

Baffour Ankomah says that Western journalists still prefer to see Africa through 19th century eyes, a savage continent with seemingly endless wars and with no connection to Western imperial interests.

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