Video: “Africa is not just diseases” – Angelique Kidjo Discusses Africa On Al Jazeera

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On this weekend’s episode of Talk to Al Jazeera, Benin’s Grammy-winning singer Angelique Kidjo criticized the Western media’s depiction of Africa, particularly since the Ebola outbreak.

We love the way she attacked this issue and it’s great to see an influential person speak up against the way the western media is covering the outbreak.

Kidjo, now in her 50s, has just written her life story, Spirit Rising, and released a new album, Eve. She‘s still recording and touring at a hectic pace, but where does she see her musical career going from here? And with Africa facing new challenges – from Ebola to Islamist extremists opposed to girls’ education – does she feel optimistic about the future of her beloved continent?

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