Just open the newspaper every day, go to the International section and look for Africa to access articles that highlight war, hunger, disease and other tragedies.
However, not everything is bad on the continent, and who knows it well is a group of young Africans who, unhappy with this negative exposure, decided to launch the campaign #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou on Twitter (in literal translation, Africa that the media never shows you) ).
The project is to encourage people to share powerful and positive images of this continent, showing its beauty and breaking stereotypes.
The campaign, which has already won thousands of tweets, has been growing more every second. It is already possible to see beautiful photos of big stadiums, contemporary architecture and even high fashion produced on the African continent popping up on social networks.
Diana Salah, who helped organize the campaign, said: "I got involved because I grew up feeling ashamed of my homeland, with negative images that painted Africa as a desolate continent." She then added: “It is so important to show the diversity and beauty of Africa that the mainstream media does not, and social media was the perfect outlet. Of course, war and poverty remain real issues for many on a continent of more than 1 billion people. But that does not mean that Africa is nothing more than that ”.