The Economist has a new blog focusing on Africa

By | July 18, 2010

… called Baobab. The description in the current edition of the newspaper:

…it will delve into politics, econoics and culture, and comment on the successes of Africa’s peaceful elections and foreign investment as well as on Africa’s troubles.

This is hoping that the language in which the discussions and analyses are framed will not be one of despair (remember The Economist’s own ‘The Hopeless Continent’ headline?), and of disaster, war and warlordism (see this Guardian op-ed). Anthropologists know quite well that the language in which a discussion is framed influences the content of the discussion, and even frames the understanding of the content.

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    I think that it is about time that Africa started recieving mainstream media coverage financially from the west.