Why hope?

The New York Times article Misery Loves Optimism in Africa makes a counterintuitive point. Pointing to recent Gallup research, the Times author suggests that despite chronic problems, Africans remain remarkably -- and consistently -- the most optimistic people on the planet.

Thanks to Ethan Zuckerman, who will give you plenty of reasons for such optimism, for linking to the story. He also has a number of links to Africa blogs for interested ideaFestival readers.

Wayne

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