#TheAfricaTheMedia NeverShowsYou - what Africans really want to show the rest of the world

Twitter hashtag has been trending for days

THERE’S an “Africa Rising” narrative knocking about, but the continent’s social media users still don’t seem to think there’s been fair coverage of what is really afoot on the continent. 

A twitter hashtag has been trending for days now; users have been using #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou to destroy what they perceive to be pre-existing stereotypes that continue to dominate the news.

There were several dominant themes in the tweets; that Africa has modern infrastructure, diverse peoples, contemporary art scenes, deep history that isn’t rooted in conflict, and incredible food diversity. 

Here are just a few of the tweets that kept the hashtag going:

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