How much influence do American evangelical Christians have on the anti-homosexuality bill and politics in Uganda? Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams talks about this topic and his new documentary film, Gold Loves Uganda, just premiered at Sundance 2013.
Entries in Africa (26)
Thomas Morton and Noisey Music World, VICE happened to be in Nouakchott, Mauritania and took a visit to the only record store in the country, Saphir D'or.
This short film created by the nonprofit Invisible Children was released on March 5, 2012 and became the most viral video of all time. It reached 1.2 million views in 2012 making it the #1 top nonprofit video of the year. The film's purpose was to promote a "STOP KONY" movement, making Ugandan cult and militia leader, indicted war criminal and International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony, globally known so that he would be arrested. The campaign resulted in a resolution by the US Senate and contributed to the decision to send troops by the African Union. The film was highly controversial. What do you think?
Mike and Anne Howard did something we think is pretty cool. Newlyweds, they set out on the ultimate of all honeymoons, traveling to 25 countries for over 500 days... documenting it all on their website Honeytrek.com. Here are their insights into traveling by minibus (Matatu) in Africa, where they traveled overland for 100 days, through South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya, and they "didn't feel unsafe once." Nice!
Three decades ago, a mystery disease spread throughout Sudan and what is now South Sudan, decimating communities, sewing fear and killing scores. It turned out to be kala azar—a disease spread by the bite of a sandfly, and as this video showes, can be fatal if not treated. Doctors Without Borders began caring for kala azar patients during that epidemic and has continued to do so through the present day, in both Sudan and South Sudan, and in other East African nations where the disease appears, as well as in South Asia.