Group Dispelling The Myths Of Africa

From Nigeria, Aisha is enrolled in the international relations program and is a member of the Young African Union at the University of Windsor.Photo by John Skinner.

From Nigeria, Aisha is enrolled in the international relations program and is a member of the Young African Union at the University of Windsor.
Photo by John Skinner.

By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – As part of the latest episode of Talkin’ ‘Bout Windsor, two guests were live in-studio, members of the Young African Union at the University of Windsor. They were promoting the planned display, at the CAW Centre, to provide information to students about Africa.

Some of the most common misperceptions regarding Africa is that is a country. In actuality, Africa is a continent made up of 54 individual countries. And while Africa contains every type of geography from mountainous areas to desert to lush jungles, there are a number of large, modern cities playing home hundreds of thousands of residents.

Young African Union wants to dispel the myths of some people, but isn’t glossing over the downside of Africa, including the poverty and famine. The primary objective of YAU is to provide a positive space for African students to come together in unity. There are currently over 100 student members of YAU at UWindsor, representing 12 of the 54 African countries.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian Shalapata
Ian Shalapata is the owner and publisher of Square Media Group. He covers politics, the police beat, community events, the arts, sports, and everything in between. His imagery and freelance contributions have appeared in select publications and for organizations in Canada and the United States. Contact Ian with story ideas.
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