Tag: Africa
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Interview
Airdate: December 5, 2013

In a tribute to Nelson Mandela, Tavis talks with activist-entertainer Harry Belafonte, Rep. Maxine Waters and talk show host Larry King, all of whose paths crossed with this extraordinary man, and also shares a personal memory of the then-ANC deputy president’s 1990 visit to Los Angeles.

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Blog: A Look Back
December 5th, 2013

The world mourns the loss of a man who dedicated his life to fighting for equality. Nelson Mandela was a defiance symbol of how one man can make a difference.

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Interview
Airdate: July 1, 2013

The only American ambassador to present his credentials to President Nelson Mandela offers his unique perspective on South Africa’s transformation.

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Interview
Airdate: July 1, 2013

The official liaison between the Mandela family and the world’s media, Lee assesses the president’s trip to Africa & his efforts to re-engage with countries there both economically and emotionally.

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Interview
Airdate: January 16, 2013

Just days before being named a recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the remarkable single mother of 6 talked to us about her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and the challenges faced by women in politics.

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Interview
Airdate: December 4, 2012

The noted Nigerian writer responds to negative stereotypes about his home continent—the motivation for his latest text, Of Africa.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 30th, 2012

A depository of rare and wonderful African sounds

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 7th, 2012

While I came away from Under African Skies with a new understanding of the political landscape from which ‘Graceland’ emerged, it was Simon’s ruminations on the role of the artist in our society that hit me hardest.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 24th, 2012

Journalism meets art in this artfully convincing recreation of 1970s-era cultures.

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March 17th, 2012

Russell is merely the latest in a long line of well-intentioned Westerners with fundamental misunderstandings about Africa, its people and its frequently bewildering politics.

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