all, the media don’t show much real concern either.
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I checked on what the world’s media were saying about Africa. Here are the
top 10 stories:
Killed Training in Horn of Africa
South Africa show some promise
Out of Africa
- light-hearted commentary on the missing Boeing 727
South Africa leave Ivorians distraught
Wessels writes off England's chances against South Africa
Greek Forces Seize Africa-Bound Explosives Ship
Bush making first Africa trip next month with AIDS fight in focus
BB Cameron's going to South Africa
- a report on the Big Brother television show
Bush to meet South Africa's Mbeki on July 9
How Europe Sows Misery in Africa
Only that last story –
an in-depth Washington Post commentary on how European agricultural
subsidies are helping destroy African agriculture – showed real concern for
the continent’s problems.
In fact, of the top 50
stories, 13 were about sport and eight about Big Brother.