Federation of Free States of Africa
VIDEO DOCUMENTARIES
VIDEO - Mobutu Roi Du Zaire Partie 1
VIDEO - Mobutu Roi Du Zaire Partie 2
VIDEO - Mobutu Roi Du Zaire Partie 3
Les Films de la Passerelle, Image Création avec l'aide du Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel, la RTB-F Liège, VRT:Canvas, CBA, Les Films d'Ici, Canal+(France), RTNC, Eurimages, Commission européenne 5DGVIII), ORF, MEDIA
En 1965, dans un pays déchiré et lassé par cinq années de troubles, le général Mobutu et l'armée installent un Etat fort dans l'ex-colonie belge, le Congo, bientôt renommé Zaïre. La population est habilement encadrée, l'opposition muselée, le nationlisme réinventé. Durant 30 années, Mobutu Sese Seko Wa Zabanga, Maréchal du Zaïre, indifféremment appelé "le Guide de la Révolution zaïroise authentique","l'Unificateur", le "Pacificateur", " le Président Fondateur" ou le "Père de la Nation" règne sans partage et distribue faveurs et disgrâces. pour ce faire, il pratiquera la prédation systématique des ressources physiques d'un pays qu'il mènera à la ruine.
Pendant plus d'un quart de siècle, Mobutu ne cessera de poser la tragique équation, "moi ou le chaos". Le monarque zaïrois, prince machiavélien restera redoutable parce que toujours redouté. Mais sa maladie et la rébellion dans l'Est du Zaïre, après avoir ébranlé sa crédibilité et son autorité, l'obligent à un départ sans prestige. Sa défaite fut à la fois militaire et politique. Quelques mois après avoir quitté le pouvoir, il meurt dans l'indifférence politique internationale la plus complète...ou l'histoire dun surfeur qui croyait ne jamais se mouiller.

VIDEO - La chute de Mobutu: Région des Grands Lacs 1
VIDEO - La chute de Mobutu: Région des Grands Lacs 2
VIDEO - La chute de Mobutu: Région des Grands Lacs 3
VIDEO - La chute de Mobutu: Région des Grands Lacs 4
VIDEO - La chute de Mobutu: Région des Grands Lacs 5
VIDEO - La chute de Mobutu: Région des Grands Lacs 6
Un documentaire très intéressant pour comprendre les enjeux géopolitiques de cette région "chaude" d'Afrique centrale...

VIDEO - Congo Na Bisso - Documentaire sur l apres Mobutu

VIDEO - Congo - Un combat pour la vie

VIDEO - La Guerre de Bukavu de 1967, Jean SCHRAMME chasse les mercenaires
La fin des mercenaires Panorama
ORTF - 10-11-1967 - 24m45s Chargement en cours, veuillez patienter ... Les envoyés spéciaux de "Panorama" ont suivi, non sans risques, les mercenaires combattant contre les soldats de l'ANC près de Bukavu, jusqu'à ce que les hommes du colonel SCHRAMME quittent leurs positions qu'ils ne pouvaient plus défendre par manque de munitions.

En plateau, Claude DESIRE reçoit Michel HONORIN et Michel PARBOT: ils racontent comment ils sont parvenus à Bukavu par barque, de nuit; comment ils ont pu faire parvenir les films chaque jour de façon clandestine; enfin, ils évoquent le courage des mercenaires.

VIDEO - Le Dessous des cartes - Congo
Le Dessous des cartes congo ex Zaire

VIDEO - Pillages du Congo par le Rwanda?

VIDEO - United Nations MONUC peacekeepers in the DR Congo involved in gold trafficking

BBC VIDEOS
VIDEO - United Nations MONUC fails to stop Congo violence Tutsi warlord murder and rape May 2007
VIDEO - BBC Parle a Laurent Nkundabatware et demontre que MONUC ne fait rien pour aider Mai 2007

VIDEO - Jungle Rangers in Congo

VIDEO - Africa Curse - 14 minutes July 2006

VIDEO - Africa Tin Soldiers - 20 minutes May 2006
The West’s demand for Cassiterite is fuelling the killings in DRC. Militias rely on slave labour to extract the ore, forcing locals to work in sub-human conditions. “Once you get down there, there’s no air”, describes one worker. “The rocks often bury us and you have to crawl through the tiny hole, using your fingers to dig.” Labourers like him often go unpaid. They’re forced to work at gunpoint by militias operating outside the control of the government.

“Different armed groups do what they want with the population”, laments minister Buta Muiso. But British businessman Ketankumar Kotecha sees nothing wrong in buying casiterite from the militias. “If I didn’t do it, someone else would. I am not here as some kind of moral saviour.” Elizabeth Jones

VIDEO - Grand Theft Congo - 15 minutes July 2005

VIDEO - The Boat - 25 min April 2005
We travel into the heart of DRC along the 1,700 km Congo River. It’s a journey that provides a rare insight into a country still struggling for peace.
There’s a saying in the DRC: if the river is happy, the country is happy. “The river ensures the unity of the country,” explains director Jean Casongo. “It feeds us and it unifies us.” But since the war, the river boat industry has collapsed. Now, the government hopes to revitalise it again. (SABC)

VIDEO - Medecin Man - 35min June 2005
As head of the Nobel prize winning organisation, Medicins Sans Frontier, Rowan Gillies controls assets of millions. But that doesn’t stop him regularly travelling to war zones to care for the dying.
At a clinic in war torn Congo, Rowan Gillies is donating his own blood. Militia men attacked a local village and the clinic is out of supplies. He has ten operations to get through before supper and a media campaign in Geneva to co-ordinate. “I see going to the field as very much part of the job,” Gillies explains. “The focus must always be on what we’re trying to do, not on the institution.” But he’s regularly diverted by other troubles.

MSF is being sued by the Dutch government. Between operations, he sandwiches in calls to MSF headquarters to check how the case is progressing. (SBS)

VIDEO - Congo's Killing Fields - January 2005
After years of war, Eastern Congo is virtually inaccessible to the rest of the world. But now, two priests are helping the refugees return home. In the Kalemie region of Eastern Congo, more than a million people are on the run. They fled their villages two years ago, after being attacked by Rwandan soldiers, government troops and gangs. “They shot everything that moved,” laments one woman. Like all the refugees here, she’s deeply traumatised by her experiences. But now peace appears to have returned to their villages and they’re anxious to return home.
An old locomotive has been repaired to transport the refugees. But with sections of the track mined, the refugees will have to walk the remaining 50 to 200 km to reach their villages. Despite this, the refugees are delighted to be returning. “I’m so happy because I’m still alive.” KRO

VIDEO - The Undemocratic Republic of Congo - September 2003
After years of hostilities, can Congo’s struggling peace process finally succeed in unifying the country and restoring peace and prosperity? Joseph Ndjelo pulls down his collar to reveal a deep gash across his neck. It’s a physical reminder of the night the militia came for him and his family. Although he escaped, his wife and four children were killed in the attack. Forty years after independence, the DRC is still plagued by ethnic feuding.

But now there’s fresh hope that Joseph Kabila, the country’s youngest ever President, can bring peace. He has offered to share power with his political rivals. If all goes according to plan there will be free and fair elections in two years. However, many are wary of the new government. They feel they have seen it all before. “It seems to be another false start,” fears politician Dr Kabamba. But others believe only Kabila can lead the DRC out of its misery. ABC Australia

VIDEO - DR Congo rapists evade justice
Thousands of women have been raped by militia groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo

VIDEO - Mass grave found in DRC
A mass grave has been found in the DR Congo, striking a blow to hopes of security after recent elections.

VIDEO - Documentary Farewell Africa 1966 English subtitles
'Africa Addio' - 'Farewell Africa' (1966) is a documentary film about the decolonization of Africa, made by the Italian film directors Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco E. Prosperi. It shows like no other documentary what people are capable of if they get the chance.
It is a masterpiece with beautiful music, composed by Riz Ortolani. Probably "Africa Addio" is the best and most exposing documentary ever made about what happened in several African countries directly after decolonization, but because of political correctness the masses never heard of it.
In the USA a censored version called 'Africa Blood and Guts' was released, which was deliberately stripped from the original music and the powerful message of 'Africa Addio' - so the sensors were able to portray the destruction, cruelty, savagery and genocide performed by the Africans as a 'struggle for independence'. The directors Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco E. Prosperi dissociated themselves from this Hollywood version of their film.

VIDEO - Katanga the United Nations Betrayal
This documentary tells the story of how the United Nations, from 1960 to 1962, waged an unprovoked war against the anti-Communist state of Katanga and forced it under the control of the Communist-puppet state of the Central Congo (then called Zaire, and now called DRC).

In later years, top UN personnel boasted in their public speeches and books how they pretended to be merely preserving law and order, while actually carrying out a military operation to crush the tiny nation — all in the name of peace.

The great irony in this was that the free world was told — and the American people firmly believed — that the UN army had been sent to the Congo to "protect it from Communism."

The reason this story needs to be told after all these years is that we have not seen the last of the UN "peace-keeping" forces. Black & white, 60-min. video.


The UN at the beginning of August it was clear that having succeeded inisolating Tshombe politically, the next objective of the UN was to bring Katanga to heel, if necessary by force.

The savagery of the UN attack, in which Gurkha troops provided by India played a leading part, shocked Western opinion.


VIDEO - À la fin du XIXe, le roi Léopold II de Belgique a réduit en esclavage des millions de Africains
Entre 1895 et 1908, le Congo était la propriété personnelle de Léopold II. Dans le documentaire, le professeur Elikia Mbokolo fait état du fait qu'en 1920, dix millions de Africains avaient disparu des statistiques.
Sous la pression de la maison royale et d'un communiqué de presse d'un Louis Michel au bord de l'apoplexie, la VRT, qui a aussi diffusé le film, a coupé un commentaire faisant le parallèle entre la colonisation de Léopold II et le génocide hitlérien.
Pourtant, tous les faits cités dans le film sont incontestables. Ces dernières décennies, nombre d'auteurs ont cité des officiers coloniaux qui n'hésitaient pas à se vanter de leurs atrocités. Leurs récits de mauvais traitements et d'exploitation sont horribles. Malheureusement, ils ne sont connus que du public très restreint qui a lu ces ouvrages.
Dans la Belgique de l'an 2004, les statues de Léopold II sont toujours bien rivées à leurs socles. Il y a quelques années, quand des anti-impérialistes avaient osé rebaptiser le boulevard Léopold II de Bruxelles en boulevard Patrice Lumumba, ils avaient été traqués comme de véritables terroristes.
La réaction de la maison royale vis-à-vis de ce documentaire est typique de la haine des milieux dirigeants de la Belgique envers tous ceux qui osent dénoncer les crimes de la bourgeoisie belge au Congo. Leur indignation, leur «perplexité atterrée» contraste vilainement avec leur joie mal dissimulée lors de l'assassinat de Laurent Kabila, en janvier 2001. Le jour après l'assassinat Louis Michel n'hésitait pas à déclarer: «Le choc a peut-être crée un moment propice à la négociation» (Le Soir du 19 janvier 2001)
Michel voulait se débarrasser de Kabila
Mais c'était aussi ce même Kabila qui, un an plus tôt, avait dit ceci: «A un moment, Léopold II avait son Etat du Congo pour y chercher le caoutchouc. Si vous n'alliez pas en chercher, on vous amputait, vous deveniez manchot. La chicotte était quotidienne. Ils ont pillé, pillé. (...) Nous disons qu'il faut confier le pouvoir au peuple».
La haine et le mépris qu'affiche ouvertement l'establishment belge avait déjà été visible plus tôt, dans les années 1960-1961, durant les derniers mois de la vie de Patrice Lumumba et après sa fin atroce. Lui aussi avait osé dire, et le jour de l'indépendance, encore: «Nous avons connu les ironies, les insultes, les coups que nous devions subir matin, midi et soir, parce que nous étions des nègres. () Nous qui avons souffert dans notre corps et dans notre cur de l'oppression colonialiste, nous vous le disons tout haut: tout cela est désormais fini».

VIDEO - China's African Takeover
Unreported World comes from Central Africa, where our demand for Chinese-made goods such as mobile phones, MP3 players and laptops comes at a terrible human cost.

VIDEO - Tiananmen Square
The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 were a series of demonstrations led by students, intellectuals, and labor activists in the People's Republic of China (PRC) between April 15, 1989 and June 4, 1989.

While the protests lacked a unified cause or leadership, participants were generally critical of the ruling Chinese Communist Party and voiced complaints ranging from minor criticisms to calls for full-fledged democracy and the establishment of broader freedoms.

VIDEO - Blue Helmets under Siege - 31 min July 2003
How did 500 people in Bunia come to be massacred, and thousands more displaced, whilst under the protection of UN Peacekeepers?
The streets of Bunia are littered with freshly dug graves – a haunting reminder of events this May. As part of the UN sponsored peace process, 7,000 Ugandan soldiers, who previously maintained order in the Bunia, were replaced by 400 peacekeepers. “When we pull out, there’s nobody who is going to protect the people,” warned the departing Ugandan Commander: “There’s going to be a bloodbath.” As predicted, militia took advantage of the power vacuum and attacked the town. Their enemies retaliated. Thousands sought refuge with the UN. “Women and children were trying to crawl into the UN compound through the barbed wire,” recalls journalist Samson Mulugeta.

Somehow, the UN managed to protect 17,000 civilians in their camps. But they were unable to prevent massacres in the city: “If you were just a few feet from the compound you were on your own … The UN was not going to come to your rescue.” states Mulugata. Babies had their throats cuts and civilians were hacked to pieces. The UN only had a mandate to use force in self-defence. Eyewitnesses claim that they abandoned this position and shot militia who were attacking the camps. A multinational force with a stronger mandate is now attempting to restore order. But rebels still remain powerful and incidents like this are continuing.

VIDEO - Death in the Volcanoes - 28 minutes February 2002
In the Volcano National Park, on the border between Rwanda and the DRC, the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas are being devastated by a vicious war.
This beautifully shot film meets the warring parties and outlines the threat to the endangered mountain gorillas. Scientists say there are only 359 left in the world and less than 250 adults. ”Every single gorilla has a huge biological value,” says conservationist Liz Williamson. Since 1994, the gorillas have been caught in the cross-fire between Interahamwe who launch attacks from the DRC and the Rwandan Army. Fighters explain how some gorillas have been shot, and some eaten by the starving rebels.

The gorillas in the Congo have been slaughtered, but in Rwanda and Uganda they’re are protected. Locals are educated about their value, and trackers follow the gorillas’ every movement. The film charts the cost of this war both in human and animal terms.

VIDEO - The Real Mobile Phone Wars - 24 min October 2001
As the high tech age takes over more and more of our lives manufacturers will go to any lengths to get the sometimes scarce minerals that go into them. Tantalum is one such rare ingredient. Few of us know that in the middle of Africa much human suffering is created in the pursuit of it.
Coltan is a valuable metal because it can be processed and manufactured into a component called a capacitor, which sits on the circuit board of mobile phone and other portable electronic devices. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world's second biggest supplier of coltan (after Australia), supplying an estimated 18 per cent of the world market. The trouble with coltan from Congo is that it is fuelling the war there. Various rebel groups and militias are mining, stealing, taxing and/or smuggling coltan to raise funds for their war effort.

A recent UN report has declared the trade in coltan from Congo illegal because the legitimate and internationally recognised Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo does not license it. Instead the trade of coltan is helping to destabilise that government. Our reporter, JULIANA RUHFUS, travels via Uganda across the Kasindi border crossing, to Congo, her quest to find the source of coltan. Her often dangerous journey takes her via coltan traders, miners and warlords including the Mayi Mayi.
A report by Juliana Ruhfus for Unreported World.

VIDEO - Kabila's Eastern Alies - 8 min January 2001
Laurent Kabila spent 30 years with anti-Mobutu guerrillas in Eastern Congo. These guerrillas became the Mayi Mayi - not a tribe but a popular defence movement. Under the command of Kabila's former companions, they have been fighting occupying troops from Rwanda since 1998. Commander Zofi has liberated a dozen villages. Before the Mayi Mayi took control the occupying forces committed terrible atrocities here, as refugees testify.

Now a dozen armed men protect each village. They say Kabila "taught us about politics and the art of war " after Independence in the sixties. But like all stories in this region, this one is complex. Known as Negative Forces because they are said to work closely with Hutu extremists from Rwanda, the Mayi Mayi deftly changed sides more than once during Kabila's rise to power. Now they consider themselves part of Congo's army, although they never received many supplies from Kinshasa. As long as their ancestors' soil is occupied, the Mayi Mayi resistance will go on. The new regime may do well to court their continued loyalty.


VIDEO - Mission Impossible - 42 min January 2001
They sit, poring over their bibles, like figures from the past. But today’s missionaries have had to move with times – adapting to the immense dangers in war-ravaged modern Africa. What motivates these quiet, ageing folk to travel to some of the most inhospitable parts of the globe, to treat terrible diseases like leprosy, to help those most in need? Is there an argument for “civilising” Africans? Do they really need to live in brick houses? Whatever your religion, it’s hard not to be impressed by these brave foot-soldiers of God.
Meet three missionaries who took up the challenge. Father Alfredo lives in Dondo, a village in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The village has seen attack from all sides – from anti-Mobuto and anti-Kabila guerrillas. Today, it’s rebel territory, under the command of Jean-Pierre Bemba, an eloquent businessman who voices the concerns of many Africans. “Kabila´s regime was supposed to replace an unjust dictatorial regime, but the people still have nothing. This is a failure of the system and gave me the willpower to create a revolution”.

In Bemba’s territory they have done away with curfews, roadblocks and stealing. 61 year old Alfredo has heard it all before, from leaders who promised democracy, but delivered oppression.
Father Claudino also lives in the DRC, in the eastern village of Bambilo. He and his colleagues are the first white men ever to inhabit the region. Like every missionary arriving in a new Place, he built a basic medical centre and school. In his health centre injections, tooth extractions and circumcisions are the main sources of income for the two nurses. In his pharmacy, Claudino laments the dwindling stocks of medicine left by Medecins Sans Frontiers. “Funnily enough there are a lot of condoms” he quips, “people don’t like them much”.

The missionaries unravel the day to day problems of a people scarred by war, showing remarkable kindness and patience. One boy is terminally ill and was rejected by his family. Claudino wipes away his tears and carries him to shelter. The roads and bridges built in colonial times have been destroyed by time and war. But the irony is that DRC is not a poor country. In the markets sit dealers of gold and diamonds, next to their scales. They say there’s plenty around.
Sister Dorinda lives in Marial Lou, a village in Southern Sudan, under the control of the Christian SPLA rebels. The village is a safe haven for those who have fled forced conversion to Islam in the north. Here there is no gold, no diamonds. Why does this grey-haired 50 year –old woman do it? “Happiness is when we feel that someone needs us and that we can help them. So, it’s not to run away from problems but to face life with other people.” But with no other healthcare provision in the region Dorinda’s medical centre soon became a large hospital, flooded with terminally ill TB sufferers. On the brighter side, her little school is now crammed with 650 eager pupils, mostly boys.

“Educate your girls”, she beseeches them, “it will be best for your families”. She rations salt, soap and Kerosene and understands the delicate tribal structure, where the starving Dinka would rather keep their cattle for trading in marriage, than eat them. It’s difficult to break these traditions, she says.
The missionaries know there are plenty of reasons why people are coming to mass, almost all of them legitimate although not necessarily Catholic. It’s more likely the food and medical attention they offer which is their appeal, rather than their religious and moral teaching. But theirs is a calling. Father Claudino recalls acting as a human shield for two refugees who were to be killed by an angry mob. “It was when my blood was pouring over them that I realised, it was the highest point of my vocation, of my missionary life, and I had a blood alliance with this land”.

VIDEO - Congo Rebels - 26 min December 2000
Gentil, a fourteen year old soldier, claims he was abducted from school by Kabila's troops and sent to the frontline to fight for the government. Two months ago, Gentil was captured by rebels and he’s now taken up their cause. At Bunya, headquarters of the RCD/ML rebels, Ugandan instructors train young rebels like Gentil. Uganda and Rwanda support three rebel groups who now control half the country. Jean-Paul Bemba heads the MLC, the Movement for the Liberation of Congo. He’s one of Congo’s richest men and sometimes resembles an international playboy more than a rebel.

He has vast business interests in Europe and has his HQ alongside one of Mobutu’s extravagant palaces. Some accuse Bemba of being a front for business interests in the region. Bemba denies it; “I’m not a puppet. Congo deserves a leader chosen by the people. Mobutu was the puppet”. With 20 000 troops and a sophisticated and representative style of leadership Bemba is Congo’s most popular rebel.

VIDEO - No Winners War - 8 min January 1999
Fighting continued in Congo in 1999, despite the peace deal signed and cease-fire of January. Congo has become the crucible for a Central African war motivated by a scramble for resources and ethnic ambitions.
The Tutsi led rebel movement won control of a third of Congo. Gains that are largely thanks to Tutsi support from Rwanda and Uganda. Meanwhile, in an extension of Rwanda’s genocidal war, Kabila has been recruiting thousands of Hutus. Exiled here after the 1994 genocide, these refugees are a vicious fighting force.

For them it’s a case of unfinished business. On the ground the UN and Amnesty confirm the murder of thousands of ethnic Tutsis.

Lifting the tarpaulin off mass graves the evidence is only too plain to see. Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia and Chad have all been supporting Kabila’s forces despite his unpopularity at home. It’s a matter of protecting their own interests. The rebels though have also failed to win the hearts and minds of civilians. "We are tired, we have had enough. We do not need a Kabila yesterday, today the rebels and tomorrow somebody else. We have no peace. We cannot develop” With neighbouring nations openly sponsoring rival factions peace seems a distant hope.

VIDEO - Ghosts of Rwanda
"Ghosts of Rwanda" a special two-hour documentary to mark the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide - a state-sponsored massacre in which some 800,000 Rwandans were methodically hunted down and murdered by Rwandan extremists as the U.S. and international community refused to intervene - examines the social, political, and diplomatic failures that converged to enable the genocide to occur.

VIDEO - America's New Frontier - 25 min January 2005
Revenue from Angola’s oil reserves should be aiding the country’s development. But instead, it’s being used as a slush fund for government corruption.
Deep in Luanda’s sewers, a group of boys show us around their home. “I’m desperate for help,” begs one. “I’m eating rubbish, surrounded by others who are sniffing glue.” According to the latest calculations, 9% of the country’s GDP is siphoned off. Even the US ambassador admits that oil revenues are not going to “the Angolan people.” Ordinary Angolans know they’re being ripped off by their leaders.

They’re seething with resentment. In the Angolan enclave of Cabinda, this discontent has fuelled a separatist movement which has been fighting for years. With more and more Angolans asking awkward questions, there’s a risk the country will collapse into anarchy again if the corruption problem isn’t addressed.

VIDEO - The Great Angolan Oil Rush - 15 min April 2003
Billions of dollars of oil revenue are being siphoned off by corrupt officials, while ordinary Angolans continue to starve.
Angola is quickly becoming one of the world’s most promising new oil sources. However, lawyer Rafael Marques claims: “for the majority of Angolans, oil essentially is a curse.” Thousands are forced out of their homes to make way for foreign investors. A leaked IMF report reveals that billions of dollars of revenue never even reach Angola. Instead, payments are channelled through offshore accounts and remain unaccounted for.

When BP promised to publish its under the counter payments to Angolan officials, they received a stinging letter threatening to terminate their contract. This letter was copied to all other oil companies. However, with lucrative oil contracts at stake, no-one is prepared to challenge the government.

VIDEO - The Forgotten War - 10 min August 2000
As the UN pulls out of war torn Angola, the future looks bleak for those civillians inevitably affected by MPLA and UNITA clashes.
Since the Portuguese left in 1975 the MPLA and UNITA have been fighting each other for control of Angola. This has left a nation under- developed and hungry. With the MPLA controlling the government, and UNITA the rural areas, there is a lot to fight for.

The irony is that Angola is a rich country. As the Mining Minister points out: "We are rich paupers… we have everything except money." The situation is quite dire and in remote areas people are dying of hunger and disease. There are critical shortages of medicine and aid convoys are often prey to UNITA attacks. The Bishop of Malange summons up the situation: "We are clearly rich enough to buy weapons, but too poor to provide food." With the UN pulling out its 8000 peacekeepers, and a volatile cease-fire, what does the future hold for Angola?

VIDEO - UN Archive Angola 1996 - January 2000
Archive footage of UN at work in Angola and UNITA parade and refugee camp.

VIDEO - Mvemba's video report on coltan's role in cause of War in Africa
Produced by the Pulitzer Center, "Africa Bloody Coltan" is a quick glimpse at coltan's role in Africa's war. It was featured on "Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria" in the Fall of 2006.

VIDEO - Muana Mboka

VIDEO - De Beers
De Beers told us that they did not want to be interviewed and that the debate (about the Bushman evictions) had been going on long enough. There’s plenty of exploration going on in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve today, even though officially no one is supposed to be living here we found warnings of the regular low level flights carrying out geological surveys searching for diamonds.

Although mining hasn’t started in the reserve yet, dozens of new concessions have been sold throughout Botswana, not least in the Reserve itself where there were only a few before the latest eviction of Bushmen. But after a further thousand or so were removed there was a sharp rise in the number of concessions sold to diamond mining giants like BHP Billiton and De Beers.

VIDEO - Saving Africa
VIDEO - Africans Under Fire in Sudan
Much of Africa is little known and misunderstood. Most may only know Africa as the dark continent, a jungle, or a wildlife park. They generally see Africa as a negative place; an area of war, disease, famine, ignorance, corruption, and dictatorship. A recent Gallup survey asked how important to the US is "what happens in Africa,"? 69% said it was either vitally important (18%) or important (51%). We can understand Africa’s importance but what can be done with its problems? In the last 50 years Africa is the only continent has gone backwards economically. Politicians have tried. Actors and musicians have tried. But what can be done? Stay tuned to Beyond Today as we discuss “Saving Africa”.

VIDEO - Qu'est ce que la Françafrique
François-Xavier Verschave, (né à Lille le 28 Octobre 1945 et décédé à Villeurbanne le 29 Juin 2005), était un économiste de formation. Son père était un journaliste gaulliste et sa mère infirmière.
Passionné des relations franco-africaines, François-Xavier Verschave a notamment forgé et décrit le concept de « Françafrique », terme parodiant l'expression la "France-Afrique" de Felix Houphouët-Boigny. La « Françafrique » est ce volet occulte de la politique de la France en Afrique. Ses deux principaux ouvrages sur la question, La Françafrique (Stock, 1999) et Nor silence (Les Arènes, 2000), sont devenus des références pour l'association Survie.

Ce dernier lui a valu un procès pour offense à chefs d’État étrangers (loi sur la liberté de la presse de 1881) qui l'a déclaré non coupable, compte tenu de l'absence d'« intention délictueuse » et du contexte juridique de l'affaire.

VIDEO - Africa Buying Time for Peace
"Buying Time for Peace" is a documentary that will take you on a journey into the heart of the Great Lakes region to show you the unique ... all » role of an international partnership that is trying to break the conflict cycle and create the conditions for peace in central Africa.
Through the film you will meet and hear from adult ex-combatants and children formerly associated with armed forces as they try to reclaim their lives after conflict. They are participating in the largest program of its kind in the world: the Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP), a multi-agency effort funded by the World Bank and 13 donor governments, that supports the demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants in Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.
You will also meet MDRP specialists living and working in the region, such as Dinga, a former Colonel from Chad now in Burundi, Gromo in Rwanda, who has spent most of his life working on humanitarian issues in Africa and who witnessed the Rwandan genocide in 1994 first hand, and Harald, who spends much of his time in the more unstable parts of eastern Congo.
This film was directed by Philip Carr and produced by Bruno Donat


Video - Les dessous des cartes - Que fait la chine en Afrique
En ce début de siècle, la Chine affiche des ambitions globales. Elle vise à se hisser au rang de superpuissance, capable de rivaliser sur tous les plans avec les États-Unis. Aujourd'hui, la Chine n’hésite plus à s’engager sur le terrain de la politique intérieure si ses intérêts économiques sont menacés. Cette présence chinoise en Afrique est-elle bénéfique pour le continent noir? A vous de juger!

VIDEO - The Masacre of the People of Kasai

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FFSA
Federation of the Free States of Africa
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Secretary General
Mangovo Ngoyo
Email: africa.federation@gmail.com
www.africafederation.net
Africa Federation , Federación Áfricana , Afrika Federation , 아프리카 연맹 , Afrika Föderation , Afrikka liitto , アフリカ連合 , Afrika Federatie , Африка Федерации , Fédération Afrique , África Federação