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Reviving the Forgotten Continent

From: A World of Possibilities
Length: 55:00

The future of Africa.

Africa1_small To many Americans, Africa is a continent of unmitigated suffering, plagued by poverty and war. Yet those who know the people well say there's an energy and resilience that enables them to make much of what little good fortune comes their way. As the industrial powers scour the continent for mineral treasure, we examine how a younger generation can negotiate a better deal for their people.

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To many Americans, Africa is a continent of unmitigated suffering, plagued by poverty and war. Yet those who know the people well say there's an energy and resilience that enables them to make much of what little good fortune comes their way. As the industrial powers scour the continent for mineral treasure, we examine how a younger generation can negotiate a better deal for their people.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Izarharh Tenere Tinariwen World Village USA :00
A United Earth I Alan Stivell and Youssou N’Dour Putumayo World Music :00
Baro Habib Koite & Bamada Putumayo World Music :00
Peace Time Eccodek White Swan / Tropical :00
Kabuangoyi Congotronics 2 Crammed Disc Us :00
Awad Idjen Tinariwen World Village USA :00

Additional Credits

Host: Mark Sommer
Senior Producer: Gregg McVicar
Associate Producers: Naihma Deady, Matt Fidler
Credits Narrator: Gabriela Castelan
Production Engineer: Michael Schwartz
Field Engineer: Scott Cutty
This program was funded by The Ford Foundation.

Related Website

http://aworldofpossibilities.org/program/reviving-the-forgotten-continent