Briefing from ROAPE Volume 25 Number 78
Africa Centre in London

The Africa Centre in London
Vol.25 No.78 (December 1998), pp657-659
In the thirty years or so since independence, says Dr Adotey Bing, Africa has chalked up some impressive advances in literacy, education, the output of raw materials, science and technology, and enlightened social policy. And it has had some notable achievements in the artistic, intellectual and sporting fields. Despite this, he bemoans the fact that the rest of the world tends to ignore the continent or to focus almost exclusively on the negative aspects. Africa persistently suffers from an unfavourable media profile, he acknowledges, portrayed as a place wracked by political crisis, endemic corruption, social disintegration and self-induced penury.