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Unexplored Africa: 17 Controversial Things We Used to Believe In

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Most people proceed to believe that they would see indigenous people, wild creatures on the roads, dirt roads, and improvised housing if they travel to Africa. The following review will illustrate a more valid view of this truly unique and majestic landmass, which will bust out all the widely held myths. I have collected seventeen facts about this mysterious spot to know its true wonders.

Myth #17: Africa does not have any technological innovation.

Unexplored Africa: 17 Controversial Things We Used to Believe In

Unexplored Africa: 17 Controversial Things We Used to Believe In

The reality that Africa is composed of expanding countries has been taught to us. However, this does not imply that in the Middle Ages the continent lives. 90% of Africans have mobile phones and programmers make their software and gadgets. Regional developers, for example, formulated a service for farmers with cattle breeding advice and biological disaster information. Further, the manufacturing of large machinery, such as autos, is well developed in Africa and some countries. 

Myth #16: Africa is a hot desert with no water


Unexplored Africa: 17 Controversial Things We Used to Believe In


Unexplored Africa: 17 Controversial Things We Used to Believe In

Whenever someone gets to learn Africa, they often see resemblances of a sparkling and desolate desert instantly. Despite this common misconception, an extremely large area of equatorial forests is found on the continent, Mount Kilimanjaro and other snowy peaks and savannah. All climate zones are represented in Africa and, even in the equatorial part of the continent, the average annual temperature does not exceed 81°F. 

Myth #15: Only dark-skinned people live in Africa. 

We usually think that in Africa only civilization with dark skin reside. The fact is that there are over a billion people in the continent of different colors and cultuures. This palette consisted of an assortment of nuances of the skin of the ancestral community and several immigrants from Europe and Asia from political persecution who have stayedwith in Africa or have escaped to African countries. 

Myth #14: Wild animals live in Africa. 

There are so many TV shows, films, and cartoons that Africa is populated by wild animals who go around freely and attack people easily. however in the winter months, most safaris occur where potentially dangerous snacks and insects are hibernated. Most of them live in national parks as for wild animals. Cases of human attacks are extremely rare and almost always occur because of a pparkingbreach only if people try to get in touch with or try to hunt the animals. 

Myth #13: Crime is incredibly high in Africa. 

Tourists in Africa are widely thought to be in danger at all times because of high crime rates. The reality is that tourism is fully advanced and African countries have become trendy and popular goals among Western tourists. In South Africa alone, up to 1,5 million tourists per year are already present. This can be due to the boost in the level of services and the conditions for tourism which still offer the unique opportunity of being close to nature and foreign animals. 

Myth #12: No culture and history in Africa. 

Thinking of Africa, we frequently think of a primitive society without a developed culture or even history. Africa is rightly referred to as the cradle of civilization — on this mainland many ancient buildings and other cultural monuments are carefully guarded. For instance, Kenya has over 200 architectural monuments. In also many African countries, there are very fascinating museums supported by the government. 

Myth #11: Africa grew up below the level of poverty. 

Most people ready to see poverty all around when they are scheduling a trip to Africa. Although these are nations are living thetryy line, they are much less than many think. briefly speaking, the financial level of African countries does not differ much from other developed countries, because e the middle class only develops. At the same time, these countries are making substantial investments in tourism with the construction of comfortable hotels and recreation areas to attract tourists. 

Myth #10: Hazardous disease epidemics are all over Africa. 

The media reports on another explosion of awful diseases in Africa occasionally and we are used to thinking there are many fatal diseases on the landmass. Indeed, Ebola's sensational fever did not cover the entire continent, but only the nation of Sierra Leone and its surroundings. The second disease that is most frequently recalled when it comes to Africa is malaria. Of course, malaria mosquitoes do exist, but if you follow simple safety rules you can't be afraid. Precautions include repellents, moustiquaire, and medicines, for prevention.

Myth #9: African people are living in huts. 

Not all Africans are living in huts. This is an enormous misconception, as large cities in Africa do not differ much from other megacities—high-rise apartment buildings, skyscrapers, and business centers, rs are there. Developed architecture and infrastructure are very progressive for African cities. Some people are still living in huts such as Bushmen, but very few are still living. 

Myth #8: In Africa, the African language is spoken. 

There's no African language. In addition, unique languAlsoalthe tribes gradually disappear. During the colonization, the population of Africa absorbed European languages like English, French, German and Portuguese. The languages spread even faster using TV and the faster-usingdreds of languages are spoken in the continent. Africa on a linguistic gift — there are only 20 state languages in Namibia. 

Myth #7: Political conflicts torn Africa. 

US filmstoreen show us local wars or political disputes in African countries. Indeed, the continent burst with local conflicts in the span of 90 years, and modern wars, took place at the same time. These wars were a legacy from the colonial era, when the borders of the countries were established based on realism based on the true cultural and historical insulation of the country was hardly taken into consideration. Today, countries' territory is defined and wars across borders are over. 

Myth #6: Africa has a lack of food. 

Many portraits and films show hungry people in Africa, and we think this has slid the whole continent. There is starvation in the African countries, but not in them all. Approximately one quarter of the fertile soon-quarters are situated here and are not used completely for agriculture. There are no food difficulties in tourist areas, and McDonald's restaurants are quite common in South Africa and Egypt. 

Myth #5: White people in Africa are hated. 

This myth arose from the age of slavery and settlement when liberated Africa deported and regained its lid was eighty from the Europeans. Battalion into white and black the divisions today but the glow color of the skin among the community is common, and aggression is not a problem. The citizens are accustomed to and treat travelers of all nationalities in nations with developed tourist industry. It is necessary to rein self to tourist zones, and not provoke the local people in Latin America or Mexico, to avoid even possible problems.

Myth #4: Tyrants rule Africa. 

The myth that political governments were ascertained by the military dictatorship in African countries and that tyrants rule the continent is extensive outside Africa. There are different political Africa — for example, Ghana and Senegal are pertained, to as examples of democratic development. Africa cannot, of course, be correlated with European compassion and open politics, but it is equally wrong to think that the whole continent existences within a totalitarian regime. 

Myth #3: Africa has no drinking water. 

The difficulty of Africa's scarcity of clean drinking water exists and is terrible, but it does not influence the whole continent. In tourist areas, purchasing a bottle of clean water and all the conventional and popular drinks will be no difficulty. For example, even in remote villages, Coca-Cola can be found. 

Myth #2: In Africa, you can't hitdifficultring in Europe or America is usually done in hit this means of carrier in Africa is believed to be difficult. Catching a car on the mainland isCatching in developed nations. The most significant thing is that the driver first specifies the circumstances of the journey so he expects no payment.

Myth #1: Modern youth trends have circumvented Africa. 

In this course, Africa's backwardness is also largely exaggerated. With social networks, you won't shock anyone, as younger generations actively use Facebook to talk to friends from other continents. Modern tourism directions are also being expanded — for example, couch surfing did not circumvent Africa. In Couch, surfing is frequently more hospital Also on positive than Europeans. A deluxe suite may fully available, but a warm welcome is nearly guaranteed. 

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