Thursday, August 16, 2007

ARE AFRICAN ECONOMIES LIFELESS?

Is African economy lifeless? If you watch the way most western newspapers and TV news tell it, you may be tempted to conclude that there's little going on in Africa except poverty, famine, disease, and even genocide. That is a wrong assumption because there is a lot going on in Africa. They just rarely make it to the mainstream media. What makes it to the mainstream media is news like the protest of Kenyans on the proposed changes in the law dealing with media. Not necessarily a bad thing but the way it came on TV last night was to showcase uncivilization side of Africans. It’s the words used and the way they are used that makes the difference.

One documentary maker, Carol Pineau in 2005 released her documentary which highlighted the progress the African economies were making. I believe more progress have come along since the release of her documentary. As Africans, I believe, we have an obligation to tell the world about what is happening.If we don't we won't have good reasons to complain when all the western media shows are negatives.

Therefore, if you have any good story out coming out of your hometown,village,city etc write me an e-mail with details about it and I will be more than happy to highlight them here and elsewhere. Don’t forget to include pictures,video clips etc if you have.


1 comment:

Jamal O said...

The African Economy.

In a nut shell.

An Economy is a system of human activities related to the production, distribution, exchange, and consumption of goods and services of a country or other area.

An African Economy is a system in which African human activities related to the production, distribution, exchange, and consumption of goods and services are exploited by former colonialists, specifically by Africans handpicked by the former colonialists, for their own gain, all the while crafting an illusion of democracy, which is easily identifiable given the fact Africa has an incredible amount of mineral and natural resources, yet never seem to be able to get on its feet.

My humble opinion

Great blog.

I'll return.