2015 is almost over and people still think Africa is a country.
The continent of Africa is portrayed as a desolate cross between a tropical jungle and barren desert. The reality is Africa is home to 54 countries with cities and slums, suburbs and ghettos, much like the rest of the world. That it is a continent with diverse climates, landmarks, and cultures isn’t of interest to mass media. The media paints Africa as the dark continent, ignoring that its countries have a plethora of mineral wealth and human resources, which have been exploited by colonial rule and imperialism.