Real life in there of Africa's poorest countries
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In the Western media images of Africa have been characterised by famine and conflict, while the discussion of poverty in African countries often overlooks the realities of everyday life. A recently published book, The Ringtone and the Drum, sets out to change that. The author Mark Weston presents the fast-changing politics and culture of Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau and Burkina Faso - three of the world's poorest countries and the least visited.