We live in a world obsessed with instant. We want instant food, instant gratification and instant information. The media is happy to support the last point but you have to stop and ask yourself the question :
Aren't there two sides to every story?
The majority of the population accepts everything we see on TV as absolute truth and our perception of other countries is often defined by these externally generated sources. One such perception is about Africa. Over my career, I have had the pleasure of working in Africa and quickly learned that my North American view may not jives with the reality on the ground.
When I saw the above video, I was excited. It tackles some of the most common myths (misconceptions) head on. So go on... watch that video and watch your mind open up.
The above is a short summary of the full 20 minute TEDxWarwick talk.