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as told by founder Murewa Olubela
Perhaps, the only way to go about changing the single story of Africa is Africans telling their own story, telling it well and telling it fast. Africans need to stop depending solely on western news agencies to tell our story. If the western media seem to be socialized to focus on negative news, then our own news agencies should focus on non-disruptive news. But this is presently being done all over the continent; African stories are being reported by Africans, yet this aspect has never circulated to the mainstream media. The problem is not Africans telling their stories; it is the fact that the projected audience does not know such reports exist.