You can always tell how much people care about global issues

by look i have opinions

by the way they say “Africa” instead of coming up with the name of, like, an actual country. This is a sign that they are genuinely super concerned about Africa, and not using it as a shorthand for “scary foreign place.” (See also: “the Middle East.”)

You can also tell they are definitely not trying to trivialize other, less pressing matters. They just spend so much time thinking about Africa! It’s not an easy life path, but somebody has to do it.