As Al-Jazeera,Top Arabic-Middle East News Channel takes a look at Africa’s Challenges & Hopes
Femi Kuti,the son of the late Afrobeat legend,Fela Anikulapo Kuti has continued to get rave reviews from the global media scene who seek to explore the richness of his father’s musical legacy & activism as a case-study of the influence of music and culture of Africa.
In the latest issue of the Al Jazeera English digital magazine, a product from the stable of Al-Jazeera,the leading arabic news channel with strong focus on the middle-east,Femi is profiled as an advocate for Africa’s cultural renaissance.
The magazine notes efforts by the continent to balance modernity and tradition, loyalty to the past and hope for the future.
Some of the highlights from the magazine include:
How to Rob Africa – Investigative filmmakers examine how the Western world is feeding Africa with one hand while taking from it with the other.
Femi Kuti: Understanding Africa’s past, finding its future – The Nigerian musician believes that Africans must appreciate their history, in all its glory and horror, if they are to carve a brighter future for the continent.
What do the Tuareg want? – They are at the centre of the storm in Mali, but within this diverse group every shade of opinion can be found.
Spirit Child – A Ghanaian investigative journalist looks into the unknown numbers of children – most of them disabled in some way – who are murdered in northern Ghana because of the belief that they are in some way possessed by evil spirits.
The Last Rhino – Al Jazeera correspondent Jonah Hull follows the rhino poaching industry from South Africa to Asia, as one of Africa’s iconic animals has been brought to the brink of extinction