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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 But the emergence of a new era after apartheid saw the funding of classical music withdrawn through what was considered European...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 28/05/2017 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 21/05/2017 AMISOM: Africans Save Somalia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4tMJxi3sDE&list=PLo244OALO1NeHAwm8TTXS5EOtfDdBG0lf 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 14/05/2017 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...

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...

Faces of Africa 04/23/2017 Kwame Nkrumah: A story of Vision and Tragedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMY0iTcspNA Kwame Nkrumah was born in 1909, Gold Coast and died in 1972. He was a Ghanaian nationalist leader who led the Gold Coast’s drive for independence from Britain and presided over its emergence as...