From the BBC
The man behind the counter at my hotel in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, was talking to me about my job, and why I was visiting.
He looked genuinely pained. He told me he is a big fan of the BBC – in west Africa the World Service and language services have a big following – but it seemed to him that the media outside the continent often only noticed when bad things happened.
It’s arguably a fair point. That’s not to say the positive stories don’t get reported, but he can be forgiven for seeing the headlines and thinking all the world sees is war, famine and pestilence.
In fact, Africa is booming, with growth of 5.6 percent predicted for 2013, according to the World Bank – although research suggests this has yet to trickle down to the very poorest on the continent.
Read more at BBC.