It’s a wonder anybody from the West ever travels to Africa. Of the great African continent, European and US media have but a few stories to tell: death, destruction, disease, corruption… oh yeah, and safari.
And Eliza Anyangwe is not happy about this state of affairs.
Luckily, the days when traditional news media are the sole arbiters of what your hear and what you don’t hear about Africa are at an end. Due to the rise of social media and cultural awakening of human being as restless ‘self-publisher’, Africa is now able to tell its story to the world in its own words.
Here’s the top 10:
10. Computicket (@Computicket)
Computicket – The Ticket You Can Trust.
— Computicket (@Computicket) May 15, 2015
9. loyiso gola (@loyisogola)
Two time Emmy nominated comedian from South Africa.
— loyiso gola (@loyisogola) May 15, 2015
8. 5FM (@5FM)
The entertainment powerhouse for South African youth, offering the most popular contemporary music and entertainment. Instagram 5FM.
— 5FM (@5FM) May 16, 2015
7. mailandguardian (@mailandguardian)
Get personalised tweets from the Mail & Guardian team. For an automated feed of all our stories follow @mgfeed.
— mailandguardian (@mailandguardian) May 14, 2015
6. Helen Zille (@helenzille)
Western Cape Premier and Former Leader of South Africa’s Official Opposition Party: The Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA).
Anyone who gets too close to investigate inner circle corruption gets paid to disappear. https://t.co/0yjGDn2mdr
— Helen Zille (@helenzille) May 11, 2015
5. Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema)
Commander in Chief of Economic Freedom Fighters [EFF] and a Revolutionary activist for radical change in Africa.
Happy #MothersDay to all beautiful,caring and loving Moms out there. We value the positive role u play in the struggle to reproduce society
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) May 10, 2015
4. News24 (@News24)
News24 is Southern Africa and Africa’s premier online news resource reaching over 2.3 million local users each month.
— News24 (@News24) May 15, 2015
3. Jacob G. Zuma (@SAPresident)
President of the Republic of South Africa.
Over the last decade, six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies were in Africa.
— Jacob G. Zuma (@SAPresident) May 25, 2013
2. Gareth Cliff (@GarethCliff)
R.I.P. Denis Smith – who died earlier this week: pic.twitter.com/R3zQJrMcp3
— Gareth Cliff (@GarethCliff) May 14, 2015
1. Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah)
Comedian from South Africa. I was in the crowd when Rafiki held Simba over the edge of the cliff, like an African Michael Jackson.
There are 3 people in this picture- 1 is very beautiful, 1 is a Legend and one is loved dearly by their mother. pic.twitter.com/goDqQzOMLg
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 5, 2015