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mary kariuki

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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 7 2013: Sorry to say the word "poverty" as i have worked in Ethiopia for an year as a Procurement Engineer.But Africa could be richer if its natural resources are used to enrich the country.!!!
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      Apr 10 2013: Hey Edward,
      I fully recognize that word and majority of conversation involving Africa rarely leave the term "poverty"....And yes Africa is well endowed if only we tap and utilize the resources fully.
      If I may ask....does poverty apply to all Ethiopian..or the region you were stationed?
      Love, Mary

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