Africa isn't a country: Don't judge this thriving continent by the Ebola crisis

Lagos, Nigeria

Reports of people cancelling safari holidays in Kenya and South Africa due to fears of Ebola (over 3,000 miles away in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) are the latest manifestation of the devastating impact on African economies wrought by the perception of Africa as one homogenous place.

Nowhere else in the world would 54 countries, home to over 1bn people speaking over 2,000 languages, be lumped together in the way that Africa has been.

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