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Ted Talks: Juliana Rotich: Meet Brck, Internet Access Built for Africa

Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty internet hookups. So Rotich and friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing world.


Zulu Traditional Language

Really happy kind of guy showing singing and mouth clicking of Zulu Linguistics.

Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa.


Beautiful Rwanda

In summer of 2012, Mammoth spent two weeks in Rwanda, Africa filming for the country's tourism department.

Music: "Equestrian" by U.S. Royalty, "Still Life" by The Horrors


First Time Kids of Congo See a White Dude

Hairy & Scary in Congo! 1st time kids see white dude & even see arm hair! First time they see a beard... And they get to see themself doing it on the screen of the iPhone 4s front screen while they are doing it. I love this little kiddo's! They are such a joy. We are working to help these people in need... But that doesn't mean you can't have fun while doing it!

Wouldn't it be SURREAL to be the first of your particular ethnicity to be seen by someone? I got three weeks of it in the remote parts of Eastern Congo... Especially in the deeper parts of the jungle they would even hide behind the tree's.

The vanilla gorilla... great white sasquatch... Or Viking in the video is professional MMA fighter and UFC veteran Justin "The Viking" Wren who went to the Congo to bring aid and love to the unloved Mbuti Pygmy tribe of Eastern Congo.

www.JustinTheVikingWren.com


Ted Talks: Boghuma Kabisen Titanji: Ethical Riddles in Hiv Research

It's an all too common story: after participating in an HIV clinical trial, a woman in sub-Saharan Africa is left without the resources to buy a bus ticket to her health clinic, let alone to afford life-saving antiretrovirals. Boghuma Kabisen Titanji asks an important question: how can researchers looking for a cure make sure they're not taking advantage of those most affected by the pandemic? (Filmed at TEDxGoodenoughCollege.)


Giraffe Battle | Africa

AFRICA premieres Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10/9c on Discovery. | http://dsc.discovery.com/#mkcpgn=ytdsc1 | AFRICA is an awe-inspiring journey four years in the making. Watch as two giraffes engage in a vicious battle for the rights to this prized territory from the 'Kalahari' episode.


Africa for Norway

You too can donate your radiator and spread some warmth!

Imagine if every person in Africa saw the "Africa for Norway" video and this was the only information they ever got about Norway. What would they think about Norway?

If we say Africa, what do you think about? Hunger, poverty, crime or AIDS? No wonder, because in fundraising campaigns and media that's mainly what you hear about.

The pictures we usually see in fundraisers are of poor African children. Hunger and poverty is ugly, and it calls for action. But while these images can engage people in the short term, we are concerned that many people simply give up because it seems like nothing is getting better. Africa should not just be something that people either give to, or give up on.

The truth is that there are many positive developments in African countries, and we want these to become known. We need to change the simplistic explanations of problems in Africa. We need to educate ourselves on the complex issues and get more focus on how western countries have a negative impact on Africa's development. If we want to address the problems the world is facing we need to do it based on knowledge and respect.

The video is made by The Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund (www.saih.no). With the cooperation of Operation Day's Work (www.od.no). With funding from The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and The Norwegian Children and Youth Council (LNU). Music by Wathiq Hoosain. Lyrics by Bretton Woods (www.developingcountry.org). Video by Ikind Productions (www.ikindmedia.com)


Call Me Kuchu: Trailer

To be openly gay in Uganda is to risk imprisonment and death, yet brave men like David Katos, the country's first openly gay activist, have fought back. This heartbreaking and stirring documentary takes us inside this life and death struggle for human rights.


David Attenborough: Getting Close to Elsa the Lioness, 1961

First transmitted in 1961, David Attenborough travels to Meru National Park in Kenya to meet Elsa the lioness and her cubs shortly before Elsa's death.

Joy explains how to gauge Elsa's irritability and when she knows it is safe to approach.

This programme is included in the BBC Four archive collection of David Attenborough's early films.


Kwa Heri Mandima

As a 10-year-old growing up in the small African village of Mandima, Robert-Jan Lacombe, the son of European parents, never thought he would have to say goodbye.


Die Antwoord: Fatty Boom Boom

Fatty Boom Boom is a bright and colourful African adventure, complete with wild animals, zef savages singing and dancing in the streets, and a special guest appearance by a sneaky little prawn star.


The Elephant: Life After Death

Elephants can live for 70 years. But what happens when one of these magnificent beasts dies in the wild? This stunning film turns normal wildlife documentaries on their head to find out what happens after death, as a five-tonne adult elephant is transformed into six million calories worth of fat, meat and guts, feeding a whole new cycle of life. The documentary gives scientists the chance to watch close up, day and night, as animals from leopards, hyenas and vultures to flies and beetles take just days to reduce the largest land animal on earth to bare bones.

Biologist Simon Watt leads a team of experts watching the events unfold in Tsavo West National Park in Kenya. They follow the action as never before, using remote cameras and night vision equipment under the supervision of animal behaviour expert Warren Samuels. The elephant, a young adult male, had to be put down by a vet after being mortally wounded by ivory poachers. But his remains will provide a feast for the local ecosystem and a new source of research. Raptor expert Simon Thomsett is keen to study the behaviour of local vultures, whose increasing timidity could mark a shift in the food chain. Meanwhile big cat expert Alayne Cotterill is treated to the incredibly rare sight of leopards feeding on the elephant and insect expert Dino Martins marvels as flies and maggots swarm across the body and attract other predators in their turn. The eye opening documentary is a unique insight into a natural spectacle that reveals how life has adapted to reap the bounty of death.

Channel 4 broadcast 2011