Filed Under (General) by Rob on 10-07-2009

This mildly amusing yet rather poignant map is doing the rounds at the moment, so I thought I’d share it with you:

How the world sees Africa
(Thanks Eddie/Twitter for this one)

I’m sure (or at least hope) the above is somewhat exagerrated – I mean all MY friends know where Benin is, right??? However, there are two gross misrepresentations of Africa which I frequently come across, namely:

(i) That everywhere there is nothing but famine, ethnic violence and illness, which is just not true. Sure, there’s lots of it in lots of places, but we can all do something to lessen these by giving, by supporting fair-trade etc. Even by going…
(ii) That many maps of the world have got the projection all wrong and make the HUGE continent of Africa look almost the same size as Greenland.

Africa is a wonderful place and many of the people are some of the friendliest you’ll meet anywhere. Why not get out there and see for yourself (oh, and in case you’re still wondering, there are NO tigers there!)

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