100 African Cities Destroyed By Europeans

– originally published on Silicon Africa. WHY there are seldom historical buildings and monuments in sub-Saharian Africa! By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. When tourists visit sub-Saharan Africa, they often wonder “Why there are no historical buildings or monuments?” The reason is simple. Europeans have destroyed most of them. We have only left drawings and…

African Film: AFRICOM GO HOME – Foreign Bases out of Africa

A documentary by Aziz Salmone Fall shot within the context of the fiftieth anniversary of the “Independence” of African states (OAS 1963-2013). AFRICOM GO HOME is an anti-propaganda, not-for-profit film dedicated to raising public consciousness by opening up a space for discussion and building a sound information base drawn from archival records. This documentary represents my views,…

Redi Tlhabi on South2North

South2North celebrates Nelson Mandela with his documentary filmmakers

This Friday on Al Jazeera’s global talk show South2North, Redi Tlhabi will celebrate the life of Nobel Prize laureate and former South African president Nelson Mandela. “With South Africa in mourning, this edition of South2North is dedicated to the memory of South Africa’s first democratically elected leader, Nelson Mandela,” says Redi, who hosts South2North from Johannesburg. “Those who’ve been in Nelson…

Al Jazeera to screen landmark UP series, set in South Africa

21 years ago, for ITV’s award-winning TV series 7UP South Africa, acclaimed director Angus Gibson filmed a cross-section of the country’s seven-year-old children and asked them about their lives, hopes and dreams. He’s filmed the children every seven years since: first for 14UP, then 21UP, and now, as adults, for 28UP, premiering on Al Jazeera…

Peace and Freedom shall prevail: Nairobi, Kenya #westgate

It seems to be over now, after 60 hrs of fear. Judgement will be held in heaven, not in court. Kenya #westgate was just released of the chains of terror. Too many to mourn about, too much pain caused. People have yet again demonstrated courageously that #weareone. Incredible forces were unfolded not by the terrorists, but by the Kenyan…