Ivory Coast Gold Rush
For ten years, the West African country of Ivory Coast has experienced an unprecedented gold rush. And while it is a quickly expanding market for this historically agriculture-based nation, it has also caused a surge in illegal mining. In VOA Africa Production's latest documentary “Ivory Coast Gold Rush”, Yassin Ciyow reports from Ivory Coast.
The Price of Water
Obtaining clean, safe water can be a difficult and even dangerous in many parts of the world. In Zimbabwe’s capital region, a swelling population is taxing the water supply. Water shortages breed conflict. People who fetch water from public taps – mostly women – also face the threat of violence.
African Millionaires in America
The American dream is the main reason why, for centuries the United States of America has been the number one destination for generations of immigrants. VOA’s Arzouma Kompaore gives us a closer look at these African immigrants who are transforming their lives in America.
Escaping Cabo Delgado's Nightmare
An ongoing insurgency in northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is the stuff of nightmares: houses, even whole villages, bombed and burned. Random attacks on civilians – rapes, abductions, killings – have sent thousands on the run. VOA Africa’s Amancio Vilanculos and Omary Kaseko report.
Mbour, Shore of Sorrows
Senegal’s coastal city of Mbour has a rich tradition of fishing. It also has a reputation as a departure point for irregular migrants risking dangerous sea crossings to get to the Canary Islands and then the European mainland. As the number of departures has increased, so has the toll on Mbour.
The Migrant Priest
Since 2003, Father Mussie Zerai has received thousands of emergency calls from distressed refugees and migrants stranded in the Mediterranean Sea. The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee fields crisis calls as Europe struggles to accommodate the ongoing influx of migrants and refugees.
Terror in Tigray - The Ethiopian Refugee Crisis
Civil war has displaced many in Ethiopia's Tigray region and there is no end in sight to their misery. VOA's Heather Murdock travels to the largely cut-off conflict zone, as well as refugee camps in neighboring Sudan, to bring the story of a complex political situation and humanitarian crisis.
As a child, Stephen Palkun endured traumatic abuse. Years later, as a young man, Palkun tried to end his life – but not before sending distressing messages to people that would end up saving him. But a growing awareness and new services offer Stephen and those like him a path forward.
About VOA Africa Productions
VOA Africa Productions is the home for acclaimed documentaries from the Voice of America and beyond. From human interest and investigative journalism to culture and politics, you'll find a huge range of stories that explore the past, present and future of Africa and the African diaspora.
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