Something isn't one thing; it's another - semicolon, dash

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skyeman

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English
Hi,

I always have this doubt when it comes to this type of structure. Is a semicolon ok or would it be better with an em dash or even a colon...?

E.g. London isn't a good city; it's a great one.

Africa isn't a zooit's a continent with nearly 4 times the population of the US.

I have often seen it written with a comma, but I would have said that was wrong (a comma splice).
 
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