I listened to Voice of America’s Africa News Tonight, a news magazine show in English addressing world news, but with special emphasis on educating Americans about Africa. Most stories are covered by way of in depth interviews with correspondents on the ground in the areas they’re reporting on. The hard news stories are far more detailed and immediate than any other coverage of Africa in the US. Lighter stories on music, sports and technology are informative and engaging in a way that increases awareness of Africa as a continent with numerous emerging and flourishing economies. I think this program performs a civic service to Americans (and any other English speakers including Africans themselves) in need of comprehensive information about politics, events and critical developments on a continent we hear little about outside of wars and famine.