FACES OF AFRICA: The Jews of Madagascar

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 90% of its citizens. But in recent years, a group of Malagasy people led by Ashrey Dayves believe that one particular religion, Judaism, … [Read more...]

Faces of Africa – Maasai Cricket Warriors

From a small village to international cricket grounds, the warriors of Laikipia, Kenya use cricket as an agent of change. They are using the sport as a tool to eradicate early marriages and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for the Maasai girls. … [Read more...]

Faces Of Africa – When Chinese Meet Zambians

Forty years ago, Chinese and Africans co-existed and worked together like brothers and sisters, as witnessed in the Tazara construction. Forty years later, things aren't the same. The once tight connection is faced with numerous strains. Frank Fang and Dr. Gao Kenan both Chinese and residents in … [Read more...]

Faces of Africa: The Hyena Men

In Nigeria there is a very mysterious band of brothers, a colourful troop of entertainers who are actually medicine men,they have a very interesting marketing tool as they perform with dangerous animals in order to attract crowds.The hyena men as they are referred to, were born into this tradition … [Read more...]

Faces Of Africa – Mpule: Beauty and Brains

  At the age of 19 Mpule won the 1999 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She used her platform to help in the fight against HIV/ AIDs. In 2000, she was appointed as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDs in Sub-Saharan Africa … [Read more...]


Would I have to be black? Do you have a choice? Excellent answer!!! … [Read more...]

Faces Of Africa: Rastafarians coming Home to Africa

During colonial times, many Africans were traded for slavery in the Americas. When Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery, many started searching for their roots. For years, Rastafarians from Jamaica have gone to live in Shashemene Ethiopia, a land that the late Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia gave to … [Read more...]

Faces Of Africa – Winnie Mandela: Black Saint or Sinner

Winnie Mandela, a freedom fighter and the ex-wife of the late former South African president Nelson Mandela. Loved by many for her struggle to free her husband but on the other side disputed because of complicity for murder. Now more than 20 years on after her husband's release from prison, she … [Read more...]

Faces Of Africa – Idi Amin: Famous For the Wrong Reasons

Two sides to the man who hit the international charts in the 20th Century. Idi Amin has been called the Butcher of Uganda. His rule as the 3rd president of Uganda was characterised by the persecution of minority groups, torture and exalted self imposed title such as " Lord of All the Beasts of the … [Read more...]

Faces of Africa – King George Weah

George Weah, the African Footballer of the Century, needs little introduction. But "King George" is eager to build his legacy not only as an athlete, but as a man who served the people of his native Liberia. … [Read more...]