n Africa Conflict Monitor - Letter from the founding editor

Volume 2015, Issue 08
  • ISSN : 2311-6943


US President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya and Ethiopia, the first time a sitting President visited either major African country, brought positive coverage of Africa from the international media. Media reportage of Africa usually focuses on conflict and disaster, and the quality is superficial. Analysis of Africa tends to be written with Western interests in mind, which is understandable from the perspective of the foreign press, its readers and corporate owners. However, for Western media consumers and the rest of the world for whom the Western media is a primary news source, this leaves a gap in a true understanding of Africa's conflicts, painting a monochromatic picture

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