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No guts, no money: Africa an opportunity RI overlooked

  • Pankaj Kumar

Jakarta | Fri, November 16 2012 | 11:10 am

PREMIUM “There are a lot of starving children with flies circling about their heads; robbery is common.”

I am not the only person whose first impressions of Africa were shaped along these lines. These perceptions are reinforced by the media that is quick to cover famines and slow to cover successes. The entertainment sector has built a fortune depicting Africa as a place of happy animals and mi...