22 May


I was recently watching a video of an African University student conducting an interview in the United states as to what people knew about Africa. The responses were shocking from some saying there are no houses in Africa, people die of starvation,wars everywhere the list is endless.

I wouldn’t blame them because that is what they see and hear about Africa. Beyond all these is a beautiful continent,with good people,children going to school,amazing tourist attractions and safaris that people dream of.

We have the Maasai Mara in Kenya, Cape Town in South Africa, Virunga Mountains In Uganda,Rwanda and DRC, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe,Pyramids of Giza in Egypt which is also one of the last surviving members of the seven wonders of the world not forgetting Africa has some of the best beaches in the World which attract Tourists all over the world for instance Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue in Seychelles which is also one of the world’s most photographed beach, Diani and Watamu beach in Kenya, Zanzibar in Tanzania, Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt just to mention a few.

Lets just put it this way if Africa was a bad place would prince William have flown all the way to propose to his wife here? Yes there might be many problems in Africa same as anywhere else around the world but there is so much beauty and goodness to be experienced in Africa.

There is so much that the Media could acknowledge about Africa,that people would get to see how beautiful it is and it’s people. That is a picture of Nairobi city in Kenya where I live and yes it is beautiful also called the city under the sun.

I would not trade to be born anywhere else other than Africa,with all the beauty ,nature and so much to offer am proud to be African. We may not be where everyone else is but we will get there. Hope when you visit Africa you see it for what it is and not what people paint it to be.


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  1. Renatta

    June 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Your post reminds me of Chimamanda Adichie’s Ted speech: The dangers of a single story. Many Americans are told a single story of the African continent rather than the diverse and beautiful aspects of it. And this is dangerous, whether it be about Africa, South America, Central America or any group of people.

    • hellenalberts

      June 26, 2013 at 6:09 am

      I must agree ,I was surprised also to learn That Iraq is also not about wars and bombings they actually have beautiful streets.malls and when I click the google button and search Iraq what I see is breaking News of Wars and not a single good thing.


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