NPR logo

More on the Africa You Don't Know

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/17133390/17133380" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
More on the Africa You Don't Know

World

More on the Africa You Don't Know

More on the Africa You Don't Know

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/17133390/17133380" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

What do you think of when you hear the word "Africa"? Most of what the media tells us about Africa is pretty bleak — civil war, corruption, disease and famine dominate the headlines. Starting this month, Ebony magazine is taking a year long look at the successes on the continent.

Sylvester Monroe — a senior editor at Ebony — talks about their new series, "The Africa You Don't Know."