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Faces of Africa – Meles Zenawi: The Man Who Gave Back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLV78Or7Fas Cycles of drought and famine had long played a role in Ethiopia’s politics. In 1974, a terrible famine resulted in the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie. His death at the hands of a ruthless...

Faces of Africa – Mugabe: The Old Man and the Seat of Power, Part...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwCUhOHe9Sg Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the Zimbabwe’s former president and the longest serving leader in Africa. Mugabe was born in 1924 to a Malawian father and a Shona mother in Southern Rhodesia now Zimbabwe. He was...

Faces of Africa 03/26/2017: Maasai Cricket Warriors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb_mdXILSSU Maasai Cricket Warriors’ team was founded in 2007 by Aliya Bauer, a South African researcher and cricket enthusiast. While doing research on baboons in Laikipia, Kenya she missed her favorite sport, cricket, and so started...

Faces of Africa – Fela Kuti: The Father of Afrobeat, Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ts87oRqdfQ Fela Kuti born as Olufela Ransome Kuti was a Nigerian music maestro and the pioneer of Afro-beat. In forming Afrobeat, he mixed his African roots with his Music education. Immersed in his fame, he attracted attention everywhere he...

Faces of Africa – Fela Kuti: The Father of Afrobeat, Part 1

https://youtu.be/cS_Yd_iMYWo Born Olufela Ransome Kuti in October 1938 in the upper-middle class city of Abeokuta, Fela Kuti was a Nigerian music maestro and the pioneer of Afro-beat. Fela’s family was politically active. His father, Israel Oludotun...

Faces of Africa – Winnie Mandela: Black Saint or Sinner? Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctMu9qr7oGA Winnie Madikizela Mandela was born in 1936. She is the former wife of the late and former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. She was married to Mandela for thirty eight years including the...

Faces of Africa – Samora Machel: The Struggle Continues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpnzyY08LMg&t=2s The Republic of Mozambique is a country in the South-eastern part of Africa. Its capital and largest city is, Maputo.  The country was colonized by Portugal; hence the country’s official language is Portuguese. Samora...

Faces of Africa – Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob Mallane is a traditional spiritual healer in Rosendal town in Free State province, on the South African and Lesotho border. When he was only eleven years old, Jacob got severely ill. This illness prompted...

Faces of Africa – Wadongo’s Little lamp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJD3FNwUU3c   Evans Wadongo, one of the top ten CNN heroes in 2010, was nominated for the award for designing a solar lamp which he calls ‘MwangaBora’ (Swahili for Good Light) to address poor education, health...

Faces of Africa – Ellen SirLeaf, Mother of Liberia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tU-TTweFKY Liberia was the first country in Africa to declare liberty from colonialism and for 166 years the country has only experienced true freedom in the last eight years since Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected...