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If you have NEVER been to Africa, when someone mentions "Africa" or you hear "Africa", what is the FIRST thing that comes into your mind?

People associate different regions/continent based on media, informational material, myths, stereotypes and such. The main idea of this discussion is to find out what people who never had "first hand experience" think about the continent. Thanks for your contribution.


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  • Mar 29 2013: I think of the actual continent... in the geographical sense. How it could have been joined up with South America and the fact that Australia has extinct volcanos and Africa does which brings me to try to really challenge the theory that we come from Africa.... and then comes that thing I had to do a project on. It was about statistics and just figuring things out. I investigated feritlity rate and dead kids per woman, South-Saharan countries were top ranked in those two categories...
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      Apr 1 2013: Hey Amanda,
      Thanks for the comment and your insight about the research you carried out. It is not surprising to have that data because most African countries don't many high tech medical facilitates. And the ones that have them, they are mostly located in urban/town while most people live in rural areas. There is a definite need for health reform if the statistics were to change coupled with improved infrastructures such as accessible roads and clean water/sanitation.
      And yes, that is one side of Africa, the other side is better and lovely, nice people, great tourist destination, great weather and not forgetting culture and amazing lifestyle.
      Let the data findings influential you to know more about African people; Even pay a visit to learn how African are still happy and ok despite some of the challenges....

      Love, Mary

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