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by Jihan El-Tahri
Can the deal between South Africa’s old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time?
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens
by Jihan El-Tahri and Tancrede Ramonet
The previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions, Cuba, an African Odyssey reveals one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Connie Field
This five-part series chronicles the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.
by Francois Verster, Dan Jawitz, and Mark J. Kaplan
In the 1920s, Zulu singer Solomon Linda composed "Mbube," a hit melody in his native South Africa. Decades later, it skyrocketed to the top of the international pop charts as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Follow this beloved song's rocky history, from South Africa to Brooklyn and back, asking why Linda died penniless, while American artists made millions off of his music.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Francois Verster
The Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town was once once a bastion of apartheid exclusivity. Today it is a mix of age, race, gender, religion, wealth status, and sexual orientation. In a country that will not fully deal with past or present, is all as it appears?
Global Perspectives Collection
by Thomas Harris
An African American filmmaker explores the life and death of the man who raised him, facing stark questions about South African history, the anti-apartheid movement and his own identity.
POV, Global Voices