Africa This Week

 

Synopsis:  If Malcolm X were still with us, he would be celebrating his 91st birthday this week. His life was cut short on February 21, 1965, when he was assassinated by three members of Nation of Islam , a religious and political movement for which he once served as national spokesperson. Here is more on this icon.

Africa This Week

Synopsis:  Ghana celebrates its 60th anniversary of independence. In 1957, it was the first Africa nation state to gain independence from its colonial power on the continent. We take a look at the man who made it happen and spearheaded a campaign to see other African nations do the same.

Africa This Week

Synopsis: Sudanese nationals Fatimah Abu Al-Qassem Al-Qash and businessman Amer Hamed al-Manufi were among those hit by US President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily prohibiting entry to the US to citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and suspending the arrival of refugees. 

Africa This Week

Synopsis:  Former refugee Ilhan Omar is sworn in as a member of Minnesota's State House, becoming the first Somali-American lawmaker in the United States.

Africa This Week

Synopsis:  In the lead up to the 2017 Oscar Academy Awards, there seems to have been a greater diversity in the nominees chosen for various categories.

Africa This Week

Synopsis:  It's 2004 and Barack Obama is a complete unknown. With the inception of Donald Trump to the presidency, what is the legacy of America's first black president?

Africa This Week

Synopsis:  A promo into a short doc  looking into the 50th anniversary from when the Black Panther Party first formed in 1966. It was a revolutionary and socialist organization active in the United States. 

Africa This Week

Synopsis:  A teaser looking into the intentions of South Africa, Burundi and the Gambia of leaving the International Criminal Court, following allegations by some African leaders of the Court's bias towards Africans.

Africa This Week

Synopsis:  A teaser looking into  the controversies surrounding the lack of diversity of Oscar Academy award nominees in 2016 and the response by many on an international scale.

Africa This Week

Synopsis:  A teaser looking into athletes of African descent competing in Brazil's Olympic games in 2016, citing their winnings and losses.

Africa This Week

Synopsis:  A montage looking into the life of the late boxer Muhammad Ali who died in June 2016. There is a particular focus on his relationship with Africa and other black figures of his time.