May 26, 2017

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.

Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people.

It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce assumptions and stories about Africa that we've heard throughout our lives. We reconfirm our image of Africa.

Try something different. Africa is rich, but we steal its wealth. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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