UJ Institute for the Future of Knowledge

Beyond the narratives of Africa’s doom and gloom

Africa has recorded successes on many levels which are often ignored by global media — and we need to embrace and celebrate our unique contribution to the world.

The outbreak of Covid-19 has once again revealed global perceptions of Africa. A report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) stated that between 300,000 and 3.3 million Africans could lose their lives due to Covid-19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicted 190,000 deaths.


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