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Africans Take to Social Media to Combat Negative Cultural Stereotypes

#TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou is giving people across the continent a way to share their uplifting stories and images.

Open a paper, turn to the International section, and look under ‘Africa.’ Chances are, you’re highly likely to find images of war, starvation, hunger, or disease. That’s why a group of young Africans on Twitter, organized under the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou, got together and started sharing powerful and positive images of their continent. From large stadiums to contemporary architecture to high fashion, the campaign has already earned tens of thousands of tweets, and is adding more by the second.

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Amber Waves of Gain: One Woman's Cereal Business Fights Malnutrition

An African cereal company is competing with international giants to fight malnutrition and build economic self-sufficiency.

Social businesses started by Westerners aren’t the only organizations changing how African development work is done. Africans like Marie Konaté, the founder of fortified cereal business Protéin Kisée-Là, are also creating social businesses that spur development. Konaté wants to be a role model for others.

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