South2North’s Redi Tlhabi discusses the end of poverty on Al Jazeera

This Friday on Al Jazeera’s global talk show South2North, Redi Tlhabi discusses the simultaneous global decrease in poverty and increase in inequality. She’s joined in South2North’s Johannesburg studio by two South Africans: Ann Bernstein, executive director of The Centre for Development and Enterprise, and Goolam Ballim, chief economist of The Standard Bank Group. Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, author of What If Latin…

Felix wins Audience Award at Durban International Film Festival

At the 34th Durban International Film Festival, audiences watching Felix laughed, cried and voted the feel-good South African family movie Best Film. The audience award was announced at Southern Africa’s premiere film festival on Saturday at the closing night event at the Suncoast CineCentre Cinema. In Felix, 14-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, but…

Asha Hagi Elmi on Al Jazeera in Witness: Sisters of Somalia

Sisters of Somalia is now available to watch on YouTube after screening on Monday, 1 July 2013 on Witness, Al Jazeera’s flagship documentary strand.  Asha Hagi Elmi is a humanitarian and peace activist, internationally recognised for her work helping to build peace in Somalia and defending the rights of women. In August 2012, just months before…

South2North – Zimbabwe: Lessons from land reform

Last Friday on Al Jazeera’s global talk show South 2 North, Redi Tlhabi asked whether Zimbabwe’s land reforms are finally bearing fruit as President Robert Mugabe reaches his 33rd year in power. Redi’s in-studio guests were Teresa Smart, co-author of Zimbabwe Takes Its Land Back; Professor Samson Moyo, executive director of the African Institute for Agrarian Studies and author of Land and…

British-Nigerian Femi Oke to host Al Jazeera’s The Stream

International broadcaster Femi Oke has been revealed as the new host of Al Jazeera English’s hit social media show The Stream. The former BBC, Sky and CNN journalist will take over presenting duties from Monday 6th May. Femi has been based in the US since 1999 and spent nine years anchoring and reporting for CNN in Atlanta.…

Jailed Zimbabwean human rights lawyer speaks out on South 2 North

This Friday on South 2 North, Al Jazeera’s new global talk show broadcast from Johannesburg, Redi Tlhabi discusses the worldwide plight of refugees with activists from Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Myanmar. This week’s guests include Rwandan human rights lawyer Kennedy Gihana and Myanmar human rights activist Maung Tun Khin, who is on a worldwide tour to raise awareness…