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Faces of Africa, documentaries on people in Africa, either prominent or ordinary, who have great stories to tell about Africa.

Air Time: GMT 09:30 Sun.

Rebroadcast: GMT 17:30 Sun.

 

Faces of Africa – Wangari Maathai: The eco-warrior with a smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOK1I8tIAqo&list=PLKijeAOQYrq2xEluR0tNdmg15E0qjsun8&index=144&t=0s Wangari Maathai was recognized around the globe as a warrior for the environment and a campaigner for human rights. She was responsible for planting more than 30 million trees across Africa. “Whoever met her was...

Faces of Africa – Winnie Mandela: Black Saint or Sinner? Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loZR6n-5EbA After Mandela release from prison in 1990, everybody was excited. At last, freedom was in the air after a long journey of struggle and fighting apartheid. “We were ecstatic and life was real again. It...

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctMu9qr7oGA The late 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...

Faces of Africa – Nyaminyami: The river god

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf12lf3VTfU At the base of Zambezi River in the downstream, resides Nyaminyami. The Tonga and Lozi people who’ve lived in the Zambezi valley for centuries refer to Nyaminyami as the river god, protector of the river. Nyaminyami...

Faces of Africa – Captain Noa: Guardian of the Sea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xLmnyYgYGs Mozambique’s coastline is considered one of the most beautiful Indian Ocean coastlines in Africa that stretches about 2,500 kilometers. The ocean is an admiration to many Mozambicans and particularly Joao Noa Senete, the chief...

Faces of Africa – Ozzy Agu: Around the World & Back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp-ceDuSt3U&t=67s “I’m a young man trying to find his way in the world. I like to throw myself into things and learn as I’m going. I have a lust for life,” told the optimistic Ozzy...

Faces of Africa – The Unlikely Birdman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6yp_fOUR5s&t=705s Samuel Japane is a self-taught bird specialist who started living out his purpose at the age of 46. For quite a while, he had dreamt about birds, but at first, all that did not...

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 – Maasai Cricket Warriors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb_mdXILSSU&index=149&list=PLKijeAOQYrq21oc5DE5nYsy8D_J_Cw4hi&t=0s 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 – Charlie “Nyempere” Nkuna: Protector of Kruger National Park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkM_DRqoqfA Charlie “Nyempere” Nkuna is a household name in Kruger National Park, South Africa for his dedication and uninterrupted long service as a ranger for 41 years. Kruger Park dominates South Africa’s eastern border covering 20,000...

Faces of Africa – Samora Machel: The Struggle Continues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpnzyY08LMg 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 Machel,...

Faces of Africa – The Bicycle Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAmQjgLOYsk&t=1s Gabriel Nyakabau - a stunt performer also popularly known as the 'bicycle boy' was born in Bindura outside Harare, Zimbabwe. At only six years old, Gabriel lost his father and life was hard. “After my...