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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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  • Apr 3 2013: The first things that come to mind are war and poverty, hunger and famine
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      Apr 4 2013: Hey Andy,

      Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts....yes there is war and poverty, hunger and famine....however that is just one side of the same coin. The other side of Africa that the media never talk about is that it is a lovely, wealthy, rich, magnificent continental. Rich culture, community belonging, caring and loving people.
      We do appreciate all this challenges of war, poverty and hunger and I do believe that the world and Africans themselves want to put an end on this....

      Love, Mary......

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