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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 9 2013: you know it's a whole continent? Right now how China will rebuild the economies of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa to a degree, Liberia may collapse if the UN pull out this year. Long pig. Kenya you got a boom in mobile apps applicable to Kenya but if they get food production up. Also when I think Africa I think informal settlements open sewers. A lot a takes on the Aids epidemic.
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      Apr 11 2013: Hey David,
      Thanks for sharing and asking me the question. I truly know Africa is a continent because I am a product of one of the African countries (Kenya). And you are right about China...there are massive debates going on in reference to China and African countries. Just yesterday, I was researching about people view on China and Africa and came across (http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/28/business/dambisa-moyo-africa) the article generated over 200 comments...some comments were educative and thought provoking.....
      Second, You are so right on Kenya take on mobile apps.....there is hope for Africa continent finally...
      Third, Most regions in Africa has a lot of challenges to deal with namely infrastructures and disease and such. However, the good thing is that Africa has more potential and resources to tackle her challenges if we just get our act together....
      Love, Mary

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