The Africa The Media Never Shows You – In Pictures


AFRICANGLOBE – The hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou goes viral on Twitter as young Africans rush to share positive pictures of the continent.

The international media’s representation of Africa all too often seems to focus on disaster or catastrophe. But a fightback is now taking place on Twitter, with images being shared by Africans of #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou including photos from the fashion industry to the film industry, from pristine beaches to vast university campuses, and from ancient mosques to ultra-modern hospitals.

The hashtag has attracted over 42,000 tweets and retweets so far – but here’s just a few of our favourites.

    By: Rachel Banning-Lover