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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 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...

Faces of Africa 04/16/2017 Wolfie or Family – Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2ACOq5p4K8   Namibia, a country in Southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along the Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is a haven for diverse wildlife with a significant cheetah population.It is one of the...

Faces of Africa 04/09/2017 Wolfie or Family – Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvfmffAdhwM&t=9s Namibia, a country in Southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along the Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is a haven for diverse wildlife with a significant cheetah population. It is one of...

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 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 03/19/2017 Ken Saro-Wiwa: All For My People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcJIaSw8-98 Ken Saro-Wiwa was born on 10 th October 1941 and died on 10th November 1995. He was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Right Livelihood Award as well as...

Faces of Africa 0312 1000 orphans and a mother

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDzWUKt8K8A   In many African countries, the care of orphans has been mainly led by foreign western donor organizations. However, Sister Florence from Embu County has changed all that. Using her own resources and from friends,...

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...