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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 – Fela Kuti: The Father of Afrobeat, Part 1

https://youtu.be/cS_Yd_iMYWo Born Olufela Ransome Kuti in October 1938 in the upper-middle class city of Abeokuta, Fela Kuti was a Nigerian music maestro and the pioneer of Afro-beat. Fela’s family was politically active. His father, Israel Oludotun...

Faces of Africa: Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob Mallane is a traditional spiritual healer in Rosendal town in Free State province, on the South African and Lesotho border. When he was only eleven years old, Jacob got severely ill. This illness prompted...

Faces of Africa: Ellen SirLeaf, Mother of Liberia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tU-TTweFKY Liberia was the first country in Africa to declare liberty from colonialism and for 166 years the country has only experienced true freedom in the last eight years since Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected...

Faces of Africa 10/29/2017 Lloyd’s Payback to Nature

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwz744XqwHY Zambia is one of the most forested countries in Africa, with over 65% of the country covered by forest and woodland. But, it is estimated that the country loses approximately 300,000 hectares of forest annually,...

Faces of Africa 10/22/2017 Valley of a thousand dreams

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBguIBTbRq8   Every year, the world’s top canoeists come together to tackle Dusi Canoe Marathon in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Started in 1951, the marathon attracts between 1600 and 2000 athletes each year. It’s a grueling and...

Faces of Africa 10/15/2017 Conquering Kilimanjaro – Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P75_qvxM7gQ&t=1s Our team of journalists continue their journey in an attempt to conquer Africa’s highest mountain in Tanzania. They hope to reach the summit and ultimately explore the magical Northern Ice-field. Throughout their climb the porters...

Faces of Africa 10/08/2017 Conquering Kilimanjaro – Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smkvmFYxRhc   Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the world's tallest freestanding mountain, sometimes called, The Roof of Africa. It's a huge dormant volcano rising nearly 6km above sea level. Our team of journalists’...

Faces of Africa 10/01/2017 The Sahara

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMHfYnS65w0   The Sahara is one of the largest, hottest and harshest deserts in the world, covering much of North Africa. On a daily basis weary nomads and their camels roam the horizon of a once bustling...

Faces of Africa 09/24/2017 Doctor on a mission

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOX1rTD-lss Yaoundé is the capital of Cameroon with a population of approximately 2.5 million. It’s the second largest city in the country after the port city, Douala. The only largest hospital is the Central Hospital of...

Faces of Africa 09/17/2017 Ska Moteane: Chef from the Mountain Kingdom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBbZdkcCyn0 Ska Mirriam Moteane was born in Thaba Tseka Lesotho. She’s an award winning Mosotho chef, cookbook author and entrepreneur in the Southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Ska specializes in traditional local cuisine which promotes...

Faces of Africa 09/10/2017 Winnie Mandela: Black Saint or Sinner? Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD4m12iTwRA&index=1&list=PLKijeAOQYrq2xEluR0tNdmg15E0qjsun8 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....

Faces of Africa 09/03/2017 Winnie Mandela: Black Saint or Sinner? Part 1

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