10 Twitter Photos That Show Africa in a Positive Light

A new Twitter campaign is highlighting the beauty and diversity of Africa with the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou.


Port-Sudan is a beautiful city in Eastern Sudan - an image that is rarely seen in the media. (Cleop6atra / Shutterstock.com)

Africa is a massive continent - it covers the same surface as 13 countries, including the USA, China, India and the whole of Eastern Europe! When the conversation turns to Africa, however, the whole continent is often lumped together, and the distinctions between the many diverse countries, languages and ethnic groups become blurred. Africa’s general reputation is that it is dry arid place with no water, food or education.
In an effort to break this stereotype, a social media campaign entitled #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou is circulating photos of lush beautiful landscapes, trendy fashionistas, and female heads of state. The empowering initiative is gaining digital steam, with a growing collection of vibrant photos that provide a more balanced look at Africa’s rich diversity and prosperity. 

The beautiful photos seen below are sourced from Twitter users who posted the hashtag#TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou.  

1. A local trendsetter

2. Life in Ethiopia

3. What's for lunch in Kenya

4. Lake Retba is Senegal's pink lake 

5. African world leaders

6. Top couture fashion 

7. Technological advances

8. Flourishing greenery 

9. Africa has 29 exchanges, representing 38 nations' capital markets

10. Diverse topography