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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 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 07/09/2017 Planet Ocean

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JozGXaeLsw   “As humans, we sometimes forget that we come from water, that it’s not a foreign space. As we become forgetful, we lose a connection to the planet, ourselves and water. We are a species...

Faces of Africa 07/02/2017 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 06/25/2017 Musical Dreams: The Odeion String Quartet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGPu6QHU814&t=1s Bloemfontein is renowned as the center of musical education and performance in South Africa. But the emergence of a new era after apartheid saw the funding of classical music withdrawn through what was considered European...

Faces of Africa 06/18/2017 Eshetu Sentayehu: The Unsung Hero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2X0JAR6gnY   Ethiopia is world known for its prolific athletes. Most of these athletes come from Bekoji town, a small agrarian town in Central Ethiopia. This small town of less than twenty thousand inhabitants has brought forth some...

Faces of Africa 06/11/2017 Fidelis, APOPO & the Hero Rats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKtwXVxyV2A The number of landmines buried in Africa alone is in millions. These landmines were planted mostly during wars in the colonial period. Decades later, these explosive remnants still remain in the earth, maiming and killing...

Faces of Africa 06/04/ 2017 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 05/28/2017 Gorillas in our Midst: The Story of Gladys Kalema

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saFDMxOVrww&t=142s A hundred years ago, Uganda was branded the Pearl of Africa. Wildlife of every kind could be found in abundance. Then in the 1970s, the dictatorship of Idi Amin followed by years of civil...

Faces of Africa 05/21/2017 AMISOM: Africans Save Somalia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4tMJxi3sDE In 1991 a civil war broke out in Somalia that was to last 20 years. Multiple rebel factions competed to fill the power vacuum left by the toppling of former ruler Mohammed Siad Barre....

Faces of Africa 05/14/2017 When Chinese Meet Zambians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_UhlZgBo8E&t=3s Like many African countries, Zambia has attracted many Chinese in recent years. Frank Fang and Dr. Gao Kenan came to Africa over two decades ago. Frank arrived in Africa for the first time in the 1990s....

Faces of Africa 05/07/2017: The Jews of Madagascar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-St_3nQhfIw Madagascar is the new home for the world's newest Jewish community. The country was colonized by France and they introduced Christianity which is practiced by over ninety percent of its citizens. But in recent years, a...