Why Africans worry about how Africa is portrayed in western media
Remi Adekoya,theguardian.com

A child soldier in Kanyabayonga, eastern Congo. ‘Africans, especially those living abroad, fret about the perception of their continent and its inhabitants.’ Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters

On a Polish TV station last weekend, I was asked to comment on a documentary depicting life in the slums of Katanga, Uganda, aired in the context of what was described as a “demographic ticking bomb” facing the east African nation. The documentary was a Polish journalist’s take on the latest UN projections, which forecast an impending population boom in Africa . The number of people on the continent is expected to double from 1 to 2 billion within the next three decades.


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