“The study of crippled, stunted, immature, and unhealthy specimens can yield only a cripple psychology and a cripple philosophy”. (Abraham Maslow)
Studying Africa from its failures and weaknesses will only yield knowledge of our failure but there is a lot more to us than what is portrayed in movies and other international media establishment. When was the last time you read something good about Africa?
How can you judge a continent that you don't even know? Africa is often misunderstood and wrongly labelled in so many areas, our success is measured with tools and theories that are alien to us.
We are tagged poor because we don't spend a set amount or our contry's GDP is below a standard but you know we'll never be rich with that standard since we produce what we eat in our homes on our farms. Our history is distorted except the ones passed down by our colonial masters and even that can't be trusted.
Until we tell our own story and establish our own standards Africa will always be underrated. It's time to incorporate our culture and traditions into the standards we are measured by. Its time to focus on our positives and improve upon them.
For all who think our wrongs outweigh our rights and use every opportunity, they get to criticise us, do well to revisit our past. In the words of Nkrumah, Those who would judge us merely by the heights we have achieved would do well to remember the depths from.

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