Young Africans show off their continent using #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou

The hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou has gone viral on Twitter as Africans share inspiring images of their continent.

In late June a group of young Africans took to Twitter and other social media platforms in an attempt to overcome the negative depicitions of Africa that proliferate in the global media. Using the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou tens of thousands of people all around the world have been sharing images of African architecture, fashion, photography, and Africa’s breath-taking scenery.

Uncovering African creativity is something we at Design Indaba pride ourselves with. We are constantly scouring the African continent to find new stories about design and innovation that is changing the world. From Cape Town to Cairo, we bring you features in-depth reports on a myriad of creativity. We are excited to share some of our African designers, thinkers and makers in this relevant social media conversation. We’ve also selected a few of our favourite images from the Twitter and Instagram feeds where #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou.

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