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Who Is The New African? – This Week on Moments With Mo

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The image of “Africans” as portrayed in international media has evolved. From the images of suffering, war, hunger and famine; things seemed to have moved along positively, we now see a new crop of successful young Africans.

Moments With Mo sets out to find out how much change has really occurred and they ask the question – “Who Is the New African?

Has the stereotypically negative image Africans around the world changed since Obama’s presidency? Has our image improved? Does racism still exist on the continent? How do we see ourselves and how does the rest of the world see us?

Join Mo as she discovers the answers to these questions and attempts to define the “New African”.

This episode will air on Tuesday 30th of November 2010 on MNet West Africa by 9.30pm with repeat broadcasts on the same channel on Wednesdays by 2pm and Saturdays by 2.30pm.
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11 Comments

  1. Emem

    November 29, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    yeah

  2. Kechi

    November 30, 2010 at 2:47 am

    …Obama’s presidency?! What does that have to do with anything?! Our image has not changed as such, however, opportunities for change and growth are rising…the world does not have a differeent view…I still get emails from save Darfur and One.org…..just saying

    • Cynthia A

      November 30, 2010 at 11:18 pm

      Exactly! Nothing has changed O Jare! Obama presidency has nothing to do with it. Even when and if Africa becomes economically wealthy, the western media will still make it their priority to portray Africa in a negative light. Hence, no need to worry about how others view us. I know who I am, and that’s all that matters.

  3. Jack

    November 30, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Third. . . and Last.

  4. B

    November 30, 2010 at 9:47 am

    You took the words right out of my fingers Kechi! *rolls eyes* *muttering under breath… Obama’s presidency? * SMH

  5. BC

    November 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

    @ Kelechi…It is easy to think that way for those who live back home. Once he leaves the White House, people will realize little has changed.

  6. Ib

    November 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    im with you Kechi…like SERIOUSLY?!! obama’s presidency?if that was meant as a joke,im sorry i dont get.

  7. NNENNE

    November 30, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Obama’s presidency has absolutely nothing to do with it.Technology does.The world is now just one tiny village.Take youtube for instance.People can now see the real face of Africans, not just what one racist journalist tells them.If only our leaders will change teir ways…

  8. O

    December 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    omg thats my grandpa! lol, i didnt know he was on the show

  9. NNENNE

    December 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Your grandpa must be a wise man. If only he is being listened to!

  10. Kayode

    December 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Agree with Kechi, Obama’s presidency has had little of no effect on Africa’s image as he is seen as American. However while I agree that the media seems obsessed with portraying Africa in the worst possible way, I think its because we ourselves don’t have much to say that is positive. Note I didn’t say there isn’t positive things about us. If I remember bellanaija was featured on CNN, something positive… if more of us stood on mountain tops to blow our positive trumpets, maybe they will start taking notice. It is your duty (all of us) to tell our story the way we want as no one will do it if we dont.

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