THE WORLD NEEDS MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS ONE. Honestly, it’s perhaps the most important article I’ve read in a long time. I’m one of those who gets excited about futuristic advances and love to imagine how our future lives could be improved. But there are already exciting improvements we can celebrate right now. Simply because those improvements can mark the difference between life and death in the short term for millions of humans, and also cause a reduction in international inequality.
We must celebrate and pay attention to the rapid improvements in poorer areas now. The more attention they get, the more collective work is going to be addressed to that direction, so everyone can enter the next era of technological revolution irrespective of geographical location.
“Africa’s tomorrow isn’t a dismal “Heart of Darkness” narrative loop - the continent is dawning! The developed world’s fixation on Africa’s failures is silly and blinkered - it’s like viewing a majestic bull elephant by staring only its anus.”
“Africa is often demeaned as the “Lost” or “Hopeless” continent due to 1st World Afro-pessimism that’s gorges itself on a media diet of AIDS, genocide, raping armies, Biafra, Darfur, Somalia, matchstick children crawling with insects, tyrants chopping off limbs, ad nausea. The majority of Westerners believe Africa is a trapped nightmare; they expect no transcendence from the natal land of homo sapiens.”
So true! Current media focuses on selling tragedies. Sure, Africa is full of tragedy. But there’s also improvement, redefinition and hope. Those things rarely are materialized into popular media news. We need more optimistic sources.
I’d like to share an interesting video/article I saw through Odewire: