Letters: African diversity

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Letters: African diversity

Sir: It is very sad that the Western media always use a situation or an incident in a particular country in Africa to generalise to the rest of Africa ("British aid workers abducted in Africa", 12 August).

Africa is a continent made up of about 50 countries. It is unfair and unwise to use the episodes in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the Delta Region of Nigeria, to generalise to the rest of Africa.

Because of media misinformation, most people in Europe think that Africa is a country. Many think that Nelson Mandela is president of a country called Africa.

London E9

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