Congo: A journey to the heart of Africa - Full documentary - BBC Africa
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a vast, mineral rich country the size of Western Europe.
Alastair Leithead takes an epic journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the far reaches of the Congo river to explore how history has shaped the Congo of today and uncover the lesser told stories of this beautiful, if troubled country.
In the largest rainforest outside of the Amazon he comes face to face with its gorillas and hunts with pygmies, he travels into the heart of the Ebola outbreak with United Nations peacekeepers, and explores the cobalt mines which will drive our electric cars of the future.
Congo A journey to the heart of Africa - Full documentary HD
The lush landscapes and winding waters of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are a beautiful deception. Beneath these natural wonders lies a long and traumatic history of poverty and conflict. Congo: A Journey to the Heart of Africa offers a travelogue through the countryside that proves equal parts harrowing and awe-inspiring.
The country is rich in natural resources, but its people are among the poorest in the world. An upcoming election provides a glimmer of hope for change. The filmmakers step aboard a boat to begin a 3,000 mile journey down and around the Congo River. They're looking for the lingering signs of the country's tumultuous past, and possible signs that point to the potential for a more promising future.
A series of stops along the way shine a spotlight on a unique culture, a shared history of strife and violence, and steep challenges they continue to face with great bravery and determination. Powerful rapids outside of Burma could be used to harness enough hydroelectric energy to power the entire nation. Thus far, this opportunity has not been realized.
Deep in the forest, a pygmy tribe ventures out to hunt for food and secure their livelihoods. Armed with machetes, they hack at rubber trees and collect the valuable sap. Under the reign of King Leopold II over a hundred years ago, gatherers just like them would have their hands severed if they failed to meet their daily quota of sap.
Workers at a nature reserve on the fringes of the rain forest take samples of plantation for climate change research, and attempt to curb the destruction of their country's most prized asset through innovative planting techniques.
In a secluded national park, they catch sight of one of the most endangered species in the region - the eastern lowland gorilla - and observe these majestic creatures in the comfort of their natural habitat.
Stepping through the eastern Congo with peacekeepers from the United Nations, the filmmakers witness an environment plagued by an outbreak of Ebola.
Congo: A Journey to the Heart of Africa takes the viewer on a breathless journey. By the film's conclusion, one feels they've gained a palpable sense of the country, their people, and the promise of a more prosperous future.
Africa Documentary Zaire - The Best Documentary Ever
This program takes viewers on a tour of the third largest country in Africa, with its diverse topography and inhabitants. Visits with some of the 250 tribes of Zaire.
A video on Mobutu Sese Seko in English. This program takes viewers on a tour of the third largest country in Africa, with its diverse topography and inhabitants.
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The Horror of Congo - Chaos in the heart of Africa (subtitles)
The upcoming election 2017 may determine the future of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After 15 years in power, president Kabila is no longer allowed to compete for election. However, the regime and the kleptocratic elite want to avoid the loss of power at all costs. This film documents the political situation prior to the elections and shows the ambivalent connections of government, UNO, development aid, mineral deposits and civil war.
For over a decade only a view filmmakers dared to do such a comprehensive documentation about this country. Pictures of the local living situation are rare since the country is one of the most isolated and chaotic countries in the world. Writer and Director Dietmar Klumpp was investigating for this project over two years - six month of it in the Congo - and has won for his efforts the Bavarian TV Award 2016.
Congo: A Journey to the Heart of Africa
Congo: A Journey to the Heart of Africa offers a travelogue through the countryside that proves equal parts harrowing and awe-inspiring.
The country is rich in natural resources, but its people are among the poorest in the world.The filmmakers step aboard a boat to begin a 3,000 mile journey down and around the Congo River. They're looking for the lingering signs of the country's tumultuous past, and possible signs that point to the potential for a more promising future.
Stealing Africa - Documentary
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"There was no sex without fighting" - BBC Africa Eye documentary
In our series of films looking at the topic of modern masculinity in Africa, we are looking at a culture of toxic masculinity and rape in some parts of The Congo.
The Congo Men’s Network is dedicated to promoting positive masculinity among men who used to abuse or rape their own wives.
Filmed, produced and directed by: Aaron Akinyemi
Edited by: Aaron Akinyemi
Bringing Down Jammeh - Full documentary - BBC Africa Eye
In 2016 Gambians showed the world the power of democracy when they removed President Yahya Jammeh through the ballot box. Now there are concerns the new President Adama Barrow may also try and cling to power.
Meet the Night Runners - full documentary - BBC Africa Eye
The people of rural Kenya have spoken of the night runners for generations. They’re said to be villagers possessed by a demonic spirit which compels them to scare and terrorise their neighbours at night.
But no one really knows who the night runners are or what motivates them. For BBC Africa Eye, reporter Tom Odula investigates the enigma of the night runners, shining fresh light on the reality behind the myths, and revealing exclusive footage of night runners in action. Please be aware that there are disturbing images in this piece.
Congo's Women Warriors (War Documentary) | Real Stories
There hasn’t been peace in the Congo for 20 years, the army and the various militias are locked in a constant battle over the country’s precious mineral resources. The fighters on both sides have been profiled often but this documentary looks at a group often thought of as merely victims of the war; women.
On both sides there are female combatants. Some are fighting for what they believe in, others because they have nowhere else to go and nothing to lose.
Many of these women have never seen peace, they joined to replace fathers lost in battle and never looked back. Others have left a militia but are unable to return home so the army seems like the next best option. Who are these women and what motivates them? We meet those on both side to hear their stories.
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Standing Among The Living: One Man’s Journey Through the Ebola Crisis - BBC Africa Eye documentary
As the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this remarkable film reveals the full horror of a full-scale Ebola epidemic - that which hit Sierra Leone in 2014. By the time it was brought under control, eighteen months later, more than 3,500 were dead and thousands more infected.
The film begins as Ebola arrives in one of Sierra Leone’s main towns, Makeni, home to a local film-maker Tyson Conteh. Tyson and his film crew risked their lives to record at close quarters the tragedy unfolding around them. Sadly, not all of the film-makers survived. But what they recorded over months of filming isn’t just recent history - “Standing Among the Living” provides a grim warning for the future.
Inside Nigeria's Kidnap Crisis - Full documentary - BBC Africa Eye
Nigeria is in the grip of a kidnapping epidemic. Thousands of Nigerians have fallen victim, and millions of dollars in ransoms have been paid.
But the Intelligence Response Team, led by a man nicknamed “Nigeria’s Super Cop”, are taking the fight to the kidnappers. Is the unit the solution to the Nigeria’s kidnap crisis?
BBC Africa’s Kunle Falayi has been given exclusive access to the unit.
Rwandan Genocide - The slaughter of 800,000 people
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Slum Survivors: Kenya
Worldwide, more than a billion people live in slums, with as many as one million in Kibera, Africa’s largest such settlement, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Slum Survivors, IRIN’s first full-length documentary, tells some of their stories.
The True Story Of Blood Diamonds - Full Documentary
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Congo A River Journey - BBC News
The UN's biggest peacekeeping operation is in DR Congo, but not everyone is happy they're still there after 20 years. Click the link in our bio☝🏽to read more from the BBC's Alastair Leithead as he explores the country.
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Sex for Grades: undercover inside Nigerian and Ghanaian universities - BBC Africa Eye documentary
Universities in Nigeria and Ghana have been plagued by stories of sexual harassment by lecturers and professors for decades. Allegations include a wide array of abuses, from blackmailing students for sex in exchange for marks and admission to lewd comments and grooming.
After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the University of Ghana to capture footage of the sexual harassment.
Reporter Kiki Mordi, who knows first-hand how devastating sexual harassment can be, reveals what happens behind the closed doors of some of West Africa’s most prestigious universities.
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Trailer - Ivindo: a journey into the green heart of Africa
A film-documentary by Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
Narrated by Ben Gottesman
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