Young Africans Around the World Showcase the Beauty Of Africa Using Twitter & a Hashtag

Africa is often stereotyped by mainstream media as a poor and chaotic place full of disease. Annoyed by these misrepresentations and misleading impressions, young Africans around the world unite in a twitter campaign using a hashtag “#TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou.”

And FYI, Africa is not a country. It is a continent and a host to a large cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity with approximately 54 countries (2 disputed).

 

To showcase the continent’s hidden beauty, young Africans share interesting images including pristine beaches, state-of-the-art buildings, tourist sites and natural landscapes. The campaign has gathered over 50,000 tweets and retweets to date.

 

So when are you visiting Africa?

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Written by Anne Cacherell

Anne Cacherell is a viral buzz maker who loves to write about inspiring and interesting stories for healthy public consumption. She is currently based in the twin tropical island paradise of Trinidad & Tobago.

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