West Africa Discovery's Blog – September 2010 Archive (2)

Changing the Image of Sierra Leone, West Africa, through Tourism

Western perceptions of African countries are shaped by the media focus on the events that take place within its borders. Let’s take the example of Sierra Leone which was ravaged by civil war for 11 years from 1991 to 2002. The stories of atrocity and bloodshed were given high coverage by the western media.

In 2006 Hollywood highlighted the plight of the people in Sierra Leone by making the film Blood Diamond. This told the story…

Added by West Africa Discovery on September 23, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

West Africa's Potential as a Responsible Tourism Destination

Once considered as a beach resort paradise with approximately 3500km of coast line dotted with palm trees and covered with white…


Added by West Africa Discovery on September 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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