Category South Africa News

Africa: The Last Stand – DRC – Documentary on Eastern Congo Militia the FDC

Deep in the remote terrain of Eastern Congo locals are being raped, killed and driven from their homes by FDLR militias. But now ordinary people have formed their own militias to fight back. The FDC is out to get Congo’s rapists. After the Rwandan genocide in 1994, the perpetrators fled into the Congo’s remote Eastern […]

Residents of Mandela’s home town anxious for news on his health

In Qunu, the home village of former South African president Nelson Mandela, residents fear they may never see their beloved Madiba again. Many came to his home, anxious for news about his health and to wish him well, including Nophelo Xwarha, the woman who tended his garden for eight years. “We hope he gets better […]

Nelson Mandela Tribute Speech Videos

“South Africans lit candles outside the hospital where anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela lay Wednesday night amid a report that the former president was on life support.” – CNN “Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliːɬaɬa manˈdeːla]; born 18 July 1918) is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africafrom 1994 to 1999. He was the first black […]

The High Price of Gold – D.R. Congo – The harrowing plight of women and children in the Eastern DRC

The harrowing plight of women and children in the Eastern DRC is exposed in this powerful short doc. Driven from their land, they work in mines as slaves in a desperate bid to protect themselves from rape. “They came into houses and raped and killed children. They raped my two-year-old daughter,” recounts Irene, who is […]

South Africa’s Rampant Police Brutality On The Miners Protest – Documentary

“Last year the video of police shooting dead protesting miners in South Africa shocked the world. Since then serious questions are being raised about rampant police brutality. Are the authorities out of control? “This government murders. They don’t muck around,” says Andile Nose, a drill operator present during the now infamous Marikana massacre. With scenes […]