The Africa We Don’t Get To See: 50,000 Photos That Will Change The Way You See Africa

AFRICANGLOBE – The world’s view of Africa is often a negative one, focused on violence, disease, and poverty. This week a hashtag is telling a totally different story.

Africans in their thousands are sharing beautiful images of their lives to fight media stereotypes using the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou.

Yes, of course there is still challenges in Africa, but there’s also plenty of happiness, thriving, vibrant culture and natural beauty.

Created by 22-year-old Somali Twitter user Diana Salah, the viral hashtag has generated close to 70,000 tweets.

Here are some of the most beautiful highlights from the eyes of the locals.