Africa's image and reality: wealth and poverty sit side-by-side - By Richard Dowden

From African Arguments Tue Jan 8 2013, 07:10:29

The debate about the "image of Africa" seems to be reaching a consensus. The starving African child represents a reality that is rare and local. We must clear our minds of that image as representative of Africa, all of it,

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