It's a big continent

The Soccer Match That Ended a Civil War

Peace came to the Ivory Coast through Didier Drogba and the country's national soccer team.

The Widow Who Led a Bare-Chested Protest Against an Assassination

Pauline Opango Lumumba’s topless protest on Valentine's Day was a statement of love, mourning and defiance.

The Sudanese Slave Who Became a Servant of God

There’s a good reason why Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of human trafficking victims.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

The On-Field Death That Scuttled a Nation's Soccer Dreams

Marc-Vivien Foé was a leader on the pitch and off for Cameroon.

Can Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Teach America How to Heal?

Navigating the way forward from state-sponsored violence requires state-sponsored dialogue.

How the Spanish Flu Fractured African Christianity

The 1918 pandemic killed millions in Africa while birthing hundreds of spiritual movements and a legacy of obsession with healing miracles.

How Pan Am Helped the Allies Win WWII in Africa

With airlines out of the skies, it's worth remembering the ways they have changed the world for the better.

The World Leader Who Thought a Shower Prevented HIV

South African leader Jacob Zuma boasted about a bogus measure to prevent HIV in a rape trial that shook the world.

Can These Animators Get Africa to Finally Honor Its Female Heroes?

Pathbreaking women have been written out of Africa's history books.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

The West African Nation That Lasted Only 12 Days

Right after independence, Nigeria was already playing its minority populations off each other.

Can the Arab Spring's Birthplace Usher in a #MeToo for Africa?

Nearly a decade after the Arab Spring, could an anonymous video and a social movement in Tunisia spark a similar reckoning over women's rights?.

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