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Good News Stories About Africa Are Bad For Business

Fiona Leonard | 09 February 2013
Would you believe me if I told you that writing a positive story about Africa would be bad for a newspaper's readership stats? Would it sound more believable if you heard it from a columnist at the New York Times?
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