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More on the Africa You Don't Know

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More on the Africa You Don't Know

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More on the Africa You Don't Know

More on the Africa You Don't Know

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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."

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