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Faces of Africa 07/23/2017 Cocoa to cash in Cote d’Ivoire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G90tqdkUF8 It was in the 1970s that Cote d’Ivoire began to establish itself as a powerhouse for cacao production. It currently leads the world in both production and exportation of cacao beans. Cote d’Ivoire is highly...

Faces of Africa 07/16/2017 The Unity Dow Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEeGFCu0f0E Unity Dow is the former high court judge of Botswana, human rights activist, writer and politician. She was born in 1959 in Botswana and was raised in a rural setting with traditional values of...

Faces of Africa 10/22/2017 Valley of a thousand dreams

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBguIBTbRq8   Every year, the world’s top canoeists come together to tackle Dusi Canoe Marathon in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Started in 1951, the marathon attracts between 1600 and 2000 athletes each year. It’s a grueling and...

Faces of Africa 04/02/2017 The Jerry Rawlings Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikHpFgKJax8     Jerry Rawlings was born on 22nd June 1947 and is the former Flight Lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force who led a coup in Ghana 1979 and became the country's head of state. Jerry...

Faces of Africa 02/05/2017 Mpule Kwelagobe: Beauty and Brains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSe4zg-HuiQ     Mpule Kwelagobe is a Batswana model, philanthropist and social entrepreneur. She is popularly known for the 1999 Miss Universe beauty pageant which she scooped the title beating her close competitor from Philippines. She became the first African...

Faces of Africa 01/29/2017 Defenders of the Forest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhwEE71tZr0     Madagascar is one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots. The vast majority of its species of fauna and flora are endemic to the island. Much of Madagascar’s wildlife is under threat, particularly humid forest. The...

Faces of Africa 09/17/2017 Ska Moteane: Chef from the Mountain Kingdom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBbZdkcCyn0 Ska Mirriam Moteane was born in Thaba Tseka Lesotho. She’s an award winning Mosotho chef, cookbook author and entrepreneur in the Southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Ska specializes in traditional local cuisine which promotes...

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 03/05/2017 Thomas Sankara’s Ghost

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5r8ddBoNhI     2014 marked 27 th anniversary of the death of Thomas Sankara, one of the great leaders of the twentieth century. Sankara was a profound leader that had deep love for his country. He was the first committed...

Faces of Africa 04/30/2017 The Puppet Masters – Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IrDq7NifTc   A puppet is an inanimate object animated or manipulated by a puppeteer. It is used in puppetry, which is a very ancient form of theatre. Puppetry by its nature is a flexible and inventive medium and...