Seeking Good News in Africa

Talk of the Nation, June 6, 2005 · The next G8 summit in July will focus on poverty in Africa along with war, famine and drought. But some are calling for a broader view of Africa, citing its many qualities that go beyond famine and tragedy. We discuss how to balance the bad news with the good from a continent in need.


Joseph Stiglitz, former Chief Economist of the World Bank (1997-2000); professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia University

Alieu Conteh, founder, Vodacom cell phone company in Congo; Vodacom provided access to telecommunications to population of Congo who formerly couldn't afford it.

Carol Pineau, writer, director, producer, Africa Open for Business; CNN contributor

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