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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 – 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...

Faces of Africa – Saving The Savannah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6iSDctZqqA “It’s really sad to have to face the fact that, our most iconic mammal remaining on earth today, the African Elephant is under such pressure,” said Noel Mbise, the chief ecologist at the Singita...

Faces of Africa – Wole Soyinka: Glutton of Tranquility

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhrOwxoOomk&index=66&list=PLKijeAOQYrq2xEluR0tNdmg15E0qjsun8 Wole Soyinka was born in 1934 in Abeokuta, Western Nigeria.He’s an author, poet, and playwright. His father, Samuel Ayodele Soyinka was a prominent minister and a school head-teacher and his mother Grace Eniola Soyinka was...

Faces of Africa – Dr. Sam Nujoma: Love for the People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRx_we26KUg The Republic of Namibia, formerly German South-West Africa and South West Africa, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. The name of the country is derived from the...

Faces of Africa – Ocean Warriors, Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X--93GFCvc In 2015, three million and seven hundred tourists both local and international visited Durban beaches in South Africa. The beaches have fifty-five permanent lifeguards who patrol the beachfront. The equation of the lifeguards to bathers...

Faces of Africa – Ocean Warriors, Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTQco_V70ks&index=1&list=PLKijeAOQYrq2xEluR0tNdmg15E0qjsun8 The warm and beautiful Durban beaches in South Africa attract millions of local and international tourists every year. A group of lifeguards control the beachfront throughout the year, and especially during summer seasons. The...