DocArchive: Youssou N’Dour at 50

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    For much of the past 20 years, China’s strategy in Africa could be summarized in two words: invest and extract. Today, that is no longer the case. China’s agenda in Africa, and throughout much of the global south, has broadened significantly in pursuit of Beijing’s military, humanitarian, and geopolitical interests.


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  2. Encircle Africa with Ian Packham : TPZ 050

    Ian Packham traveled around the coast of Africa for 13 months without the support of a backup team. It was a 40,000 km journey using locally available public transportation and although Africa has a coastline shorter than Europe, crossing the borders of 31 countries is no easy task when corrupt regimes, poor infrastructure, and war may be around the next turn. Ian wrote a book about his adventure titled Encircle Africa: Around Africa by Public Transport which you can learn more about at his website Ian Packham, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

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  3. Africa’s Forgotten Soldiers

    Seventy years after the start of the Second World War the overwhelming impression is of a conflict fought on the battlefields of Europe by white troops. Britain’s war effort was bolstered by soldiers from the white Commonwealth – Australia, Canada and New Zealand and later by the United States. The war in the Far East is often overlooked, as is the fighting that took place in Africa. Yet one million African troops participated in the conflict, fighting their way through the jungles of Burma, across the Libyan deserts and in the skies over London. In this documentary we hear first hand from the African troops who participated in the war – and who played a critical part in freeing the world from the threat of fascism. Martin Plaut reports.

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  4. Documentary on One: The Siege at Jadotville

    In September 1961 a company of Irish troops under siege at the isolated post of Jadotville, Congo was forced to surrender to authorities in the secessionist province of Katanga.

    This documentary looks at the circumstances leading up to the incident: the confusion surrounding the role of the UN force and the failure to learn the lessons of the incident.

    At the heart of the documentary, officers and men who served in the Congo recount the events of 1961 and the programme asks why authorities in Ireland and the UN remain reluctant to comment on the true nature of what happened at Jadotville.

    Presented and produced by Tom McGuire.

    First broadcast January 21st 2004.

    An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries

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