International Business Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the lack of media coverage of events both good and bad on the African continent:

In January, millions of people marched through the streets of Paris to mourn the death of 17 victims of terrorists attack that began at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine. At the same time, Boko Haram invadednortheast Nigeria’s Baga region and killed as many as 2,000 people, mostly women and children. The rampages were both motivated by extremist ideology, but there were no pledges of international solidarity for Nigeria as there were for France.

“It’s a sense of déjà vu,” said J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C. “It’s not just that Africa’s bad stories aren’t told; the good stories aren’t being told either.”

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