7 Common African Myths Debunked

Africa is a beautiful and great continent on paper. However, in reality, the narrative is completely different due to the negative perception many within and outside the continent have about Africa. These falsehoods, myths and perception, which have been peddled for decades are now believed to be true. In fact, very few people bother to check the veracity of some of the things said about the continent. It is even worse these days since we are in the era of fake news. As such, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares widely erroneous beliefs about Africa.

Referring to Africa as a country

This is one of the popular myths about the continent. When an event happens in Congo or Kenya, it is reported as if it occurred in the whole continent that is affected. Africa has regions (South Africa, West Africa, East Africa and Central Africa) as well as countries. So, Africa is not one country.