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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: Poverty, rampant government corruption, tribalistic animosity, disease, famine etc.. As an outsider, I view Africa with the same purview as many. However, I also view Africa as a place of unparalleled beauty and disparate cultures. Despite its faults, Africa is a place of vast, untapped natural resources and is undoubtedly poised for economic growth and development. If only they can overcome the stigmas of corruption and bureaucratic red tape--major, but not insurmountable barriers to foreign investment.
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      Apr 10 2013: Hey Altus.
      You have summed it all well. And yes we can reach the stars and the sun if we open our eyes and straighten our acts...
      Love, Mary

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