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Stream Africa presents the latest News from Africa and around the World.

Stream Africa is an online media company that promotes Africa by providing current information to the international community. The information provided by Stream Africa includes news, culture, fashion, arts, food, health, music, movies, books, history, entertainment, and social events. Stream Africa also provides Live Streaming services.

Stream Africa is the first African online media that reports unbiased, fact-based and informative journalism. First launched on April 1st, 2013, Stream Africa has grown into the next powerhouse of journalism, media, live streaming events, entertainment and marketing.

Get connected to Stream Africa by following us on Twitter @Stream_Africa for updates on programming announcements, talent acquisitions and news. And by liking our page on Facebook for breaking news updates and to keep up with our upcoming events. Stream Africa’s Integrated Marketing and Advertising will increase awareness and global reach online through various facets of communication and social media. We have a viewer base that spans all continents.

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Jordan vows to step up fight against IS http://streamafrica.com/jordan-vows-step-fight/ http://streamafrica.com/jordan-vows-step-fight/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:41:21 +0000 http://streamafrica.com/?p=12671

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By Samuel Otachi Abuya Amman, Jordan: Jordan has pledged to step up its fight against the Islamic State,

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By Samuel Otachi Abuya

Amman, Jordan: Jordan has pledged to step up its fight against the Islamic State, IS, militants following the gruesome killing of one of its pilots captured after his plane went down during a mission targeting the armed group in Syria.

King Abdullah II promised Wednesday severe reactions to the burning to death of Moaz al-Kassasbeh who is now being considered by many in Jordan as a martyr. The Moaz al-Kassasbeh killing attracted international condemnation with US President Barrack Obama being among the first world leaders who condemned and termed the execution barbaric.

King Abdullah had to cut short his visit to US and flew back home where he was welcomed by large crowds at the airport before having a meeting with his security chiefs.

While assuring his country that his army will take the war to IS doorsteps, King Abdullah said the blood of the slain Moaz al-Kassasbeh will not be in vain.

“We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human principles. And our war for their sake will be relentless and will hit them in their own ground,” King Abdullah said.

The killing of the Jordanian pilot is said to have united public opinion in Amman and Jordan at large, against IS. They are reportedly “very adamant” that their country should intensify its role in the fight against the ISIL and punish the militants severely.

Before killing the 26-year-old pilot, the Islamic State had demanded the release of two prisoners who were being held in Jordan. However, Jordan refused to heed to the demand without proof that the pilot was still alive.

Jordan would later hang al-Rishawi, who had been sentenced to death for the role she played in the 2005 suicide bombing in Amman, and I-Karbouly, another al-Qaeda-linked Iraqi woman.

The militants released a video on Tuesday allegedly showing the Jordanian pilot locked up in a cage which was set on fire by an IS militant, burning him to death.

‘Harsh and swift revenge’

Meanwhile, Safi al-Kassasbeh, father to the executed pilot called on the Jordanian government on Wednesday to avenge his son’s death saying the hanging of the two al-Qaeda-linked prisoners is not enough.

Jordan is a US key ally in Middle East and has now joined four other Arab nations under the US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against the IS militants in Iraq and Syria.

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Suspicion, anger and fear ­- the harsh reality of daily life in Ebola-hit Liberia http://streamafrica.com/suspicion-anger-fear-%c2%ad-harsh-reality-daily-life-ebola-hit-liberia/ http://streamafrica.com/suspicion-anger-fear-%c2%ad-harsh-reality-daily-life-ebola-hit-liberia/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:21:06 +0000 http://streamafrica.com/?p=11783

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The second season of Al Jazeera’s award-winning Africa Investigates kicks off on Wednesday, 12 November

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The second season of Al Jazeera’s award-winning Africa Investigates kicks off on Wednesday, 12 November 2014, asking whether the Liberian government is making the Ebola crisis worse. Africa health News.

“This groundbreaking series gives some of Africa’s best journalists the opportunity to pursue high-level investigative targets across the continent – using their unique perspective and local knowledge to put corruption, exploitation and abuse under the spotlight,”says Al Jazeera English’s executive producer Diarmuid Jeffreys, who adds that the first season’s Spell of The Albino won a One World Media Award and was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.

In the first episode of the second season, Liberia: Living with Ebola, Sierra Leone’s Emmy, BAFTA and Peabody winner Sorious Samura teams up with Liberian investigative journalist Mae Azango, a winner of International Press Freedom Awards from both The Committee to Protect Journalists and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. Working together, the pair explores the reality of living through the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic, which has killed nearly 5 000 people in eight nations.

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Sorious and Mae film with a Red Cross body collection team who risk their lives travelling around Monrovia picking up the dangerously contagious corpses of the deceased. They also spend time in an Ebola treatment unit run by Medecins Sans Frontieres and follow emergency response teams working in the Red Light slum, one of Monrovia’s poorest and most densely populated districts.

Some of these Red Cross workers are unpaid volunteers, like Robert. “I’m doing this to have this particular sickness alleviated from my country,”he says. “I love my people.”

But Sorious and Mae also encounter deep anger among Liberian health workers. Most receive $280 a month for jobs that bring them into daily, dangerous contact with Ebola victims. Many are suspicious that government corruption is preventing the distribution of money donated by the international community.

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“This remarkable film gives a deeply disturbing insight into what it is like to live in a society gripped by dread of contagion and mistrust of the authorities, a place where no-one shakes hands any more, where a mother will think twice before picking up a sick child to give it comfort,” says Diarmuid. “But it is also a world in which ordinary people are making the most extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of their community – and indeed the rest of us. If the fight against this deadly virus is to be won, then it is in places like Liberia’s slums, the very poorest and most deprived on earth, where Ebola must be overcome.“

As in 2011, Africa Investigates is produced in collaboration with the Emmy-winning investigative team at Insight TWI: The World Investigates. Liberia: Living With Ebola is directed by Clive Patterson and features original music composed by Grammy Award winner Daniel Platzman.

Liberia: Living with Ebola premieres on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 at 22:30 GMT in Liberia and at 23:30 CAT, with repeats on 13 November at 10:30, 14 November at 04:30, 15 November at 17:30, and 16 November at 06:30 CAT.

For more information, visit http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/africainvestigates/ or http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/ or follow #ajafrica on Twitter.

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Al Jazeera English launches global brand campaign from Africa http://streamafrica.com/al-jazeera-english-launches-global-brand-campaign-africa/ http://streamafrica.com/al-jazeera-english-launches-global-brand-campaign-africa/#respond Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:43:00 +0000 http://streamafrica.com/?p=11695

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Al Jazeera English’s new brand campaign is its largest marketing push to-date. The slogan “Hear the Human Story” was unveiled at its global launch at Turbine Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday. Al Jazeera English has made a virtue of putting real people on its billboards and television commercials rather than its own star presenters and correspondents.

Al Anstey, managing director of Al Jazeera English, said that the channel covered all the big themes and issues facing the world today, but did so from the perspective of real people. “We believe everyone has a story worth hearing. There are seven billion people to listen to on the planet right now. Al Jazeera exists to cover the people often ignored. People whose voices must be heard – but who are so often neglected by mainstream media.

“Our editorial mission is to cover the world without a perspective. What that means is not seeing the globe through a geographical or cultural prism, by not weighting our coverage towards the West, the rich nations, or anywhere else. We cover the developing world as much as the developed. So a person in Bangui is given as much humanity as a person in Boston or Birmingham.”

Commenting on the choice of Johannesburg as the location for the launch, rather than the traditional financial centres favoured by other channels, Abdulla Alnajjar, Al Jazeera’s executive director for Marketing & Distribution, said: “In a world where the truth is everywhere under attack, Al Jazeera puts the human being at the centre of its news agenda, giving a voice to the voiceless. This campaign is about human stories and we’re proud that the global launch for the campaign is here from South Africa, a region rich with history and human stories.

“There is a common perception that the media are mainly interested in covering those in power, or the rich and famous. Our campaign gives a voice to the many people around the world who feel that they have been left behind.

“Our coverage is not only about portraying difficult situations – its about the triumph of the human spirit and the ability for people in the most difficult of situations to make a change. It’s on that foundation that we built this campaign honouring their lives and struggles. This campaign showcases incredible human stories and the humanity that unites us all.”

Some of the people featured in the campaign include Kiki Katese, who started a group of female drummers in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide; the Gulabi Gang, the extraordinary Indian women who clubbed together to fight violence against women; and Illac Diaz, who brought lighting to slums in the Philippines using plastic bottles.

Al Jazeera English also point out that they aired a film about Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning teenager who campaigns for the right of girls to go to school, two years before she hit the headlines when she was shot by the Taliban. “We have extraordinary people like Malala on our screens every single day. Their stories are inspiring and must also receive attention,” said Anstey.

For more information, visit http://www.aljazeera.com/ or http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/, or follow #AJEHumanStory on Twitter.

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Nigerian Kunlé Adeyemi shines in Rebel Architecture http://streamafrica.com/nigerian-kunle-adeyemi-shines-rebel-architecture-series/ http://streamafrica.com/nigerian-kunle-adeyemi-shines-rebel-architecture-series/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:25:39 +0000 http://streamafrica.com/?p=10622

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Al Jazeera’s new series Rebel Architecture uncovers the architects who are shunning the glamour of ‘starchitecture’ and using design to tackle the world’s urban, environmental and social crises. The series premieres on 18 August 2014.

Nigerian architect and urbanist Kunlé Adeyemi is one of six ground-breaking international architects profiled.

His episode, Working on Water, focuses on his partnerships with coastal slum communities to pioneer floating buildings, including a school at sea in Makoko waterfront in Lagos and a floating radio station in Chicoco in Port Harcourt.

There was a mass government demolition targeting Makoko’s 250 000 slum dwellers in July 2012, while last year Kunlé’s floating school was labelled “illegal” by the authorities and threatened with demolition. The school only received federal approval earlier this year after it was nominated as Design of the Year by London’s Design Museum.

The residents of both Makoko and Chicoco live in fear of demolition but Kunlé believes that forced evictions are not the solution, “There are hundreds if not thousands of Makokos all over Africa,” he says. “We cannot simply displace this population; it’s important to think about how to develop them, how to create enabling environments for them to thrive, to improve the sanitation conditions, to provide the infrastructure, schools and hospitals to make it a healthy place.”

He says the idea of floating structures came out of his discussions with the community about how to resolve the challenges of flooding and of building into marshy, muddy soil.

“I’ve spent a large part of my career developing an expertise on high profile, large scale projects – museums, corporate headquarters for international organisations, skyscrapers,” says Kunlé. “My belief is that in developing Africa we need to find solutions that can be developed by the grassroots, through the grassroots, and achieve the same level of significance as we have on the high-end projects.”

The Al Jazeera Rebel Architecture episode, Working On Water, was directed by South African Riaan Hendricks, whose breakthrough documentary, The Devil’s Lair, won seven international festival awards last year.

Working on Water premieres on 15 September 2014. Other episodes in Rebel Architecture explore guerrilla architecture in Spain (18 August 2014); disaster relief shelters in Pakistan (25 August 2014); the role of architecture in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the evolution of urban warfare (1 September 2014); an attempt to return greenery to Vietnam’s choking cities (8 September 2014); and an informal builder in Rio’s favelas (22 September 2014).

“This series challenges our conceptions of architecture and design and the way we cover them in the media,” says Giles Trendle, Director of Programmes at Al Jazeera English. “With surprising and inspiring stories from all over the world, it’s completely unlike any other programme on architecture.”

For more information, follow @RebelArchitects on Twitter or use #rebelarchitecture to join the discussion.

CAT times: Tuesday: 00:30 & 11:30 / Wednesday: 05:30 / Thursday: 18:30 / Friday: 21:30 / Saturday: 16:30 / Sunday: 06:30 / Monday: 10:30.
GMT times: Monday: 22:30 / Tuesday: 09:30 / Wednesday: 03:30 / Thursday: 16:30 / Friday: 19:30 / Saturday: 14:30 / Sunday: 04:30 / Monday: 08:30.

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Multi-award-winning Miners Shot Down to screen on Al Jazeera http://streamafrica.com/miners-shot-down-al-jazeera/ http://streamafrica.com/miners-shot-down-al-jazeera/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:54:23 +0000 http://streamafrica.com/?p=10550

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Miners Shot Down premieres on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 at 22h00CAT on Witness, Al Jazeera‘s flagship documentary strand. The multi-award-winning documentary will screen daily until 16 August 2014, the two-year anniversary of the Marikana massacre it investigates.

In August 2012, mineworkers in Lonmin, one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines, began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days into the strike, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. The police insisted that they shot in self-defense, but Miners Shot Down tells a different story.

Using the point of view of the Marikana miners, Miners Show Down follows the strike from day one, showing the courageous but isolated fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers.  What emerges is collusion at the top, spiraling violence and the country’s first post-apartheid massacre.

The documentary has been a festival favourite, opening leading international documentary festivals like One World and Sheffield, and winning Best Film at One World in Prague; Movies That Matter in The Hague; and The Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival in Myanmar.

In South Africa, it’s won awards from the two leading festivals for documentaries, scooping the Special Choice Award at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival in June and both the Best South African Documentary and Amnesty International Human Rights Awards at Durban International Film Festival in July 2014.

The Durban jury said, Miners Shot Down emerged as the overall winner of the award for its profoundly moving portrayal of the Marikana miners’ massacre. The human rights abuses so vividly portrayed include the right to life, the right to justice, the right to protection by the police, the right to know, the right to peaceful protest and the right to human dignity. This film is particularly important in South Africa at the present time, given the Farlam Judicial Commission currently investigating the tragedy.”

The ongoing Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the massacre began in October 2012 and recently had its deadline extended again until 30 September 2014.

Screening times: 13 Aug 22.00 CAT| 14 Aug 14.00 CAT | 15 Aug  03.00 CAT | 16 Aug  08.00 CAT

What people are saying:

“Rehad Desai’s beautifully filmed and uncompromising documentary, Miners Shot Down, is about so much more than the massacre by police of 34 striking workers at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana in August 2012. The film offers a unique prism through which to view contemporary power relations in ‘democratic’ South Africa (and perhaps globally) where the unholy trinity of capital, politics and security were (and are) pitted against labour…” Marianne Thamm, Daily Maverick

“Literally left me speechless… The world looked different when I emerged from the cinema. It doesn’t often happen to me.” Charl Blignaut, CityPress

“Important, comprehensive and damning… Essential viewing.” Encounters South African Documentary Festival

For more information, visit http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/.

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Stream Africa Exclusive Interview with Musician and Songwriter Koffi Masta http://streamafrica.com/stream-africa-exclusive-interview-musician-songwriter-koffi-masta/ http://streamafrica.com/stream-africa-exclusive-interview-musician-songwriter-koffi-masta/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:09:07 +0000 http://streamafrica.com/?p=10460

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Check out our interview with the talented Koffi Masta from Ivory Coast. He tells us more about himself

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Check out our interview with the talented Koffi Masta from Ivory Coast. He tells us more about himself in this One on One interview.

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Our Daily Cartoons http://streamafrica.com/daily-cartoons/ http://streamafrica.com/daily-cartoons/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:27:12 +0000 http://streamafrica.com/?p=8738

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Stream Africa ChatRoom http://streamafrica.com/stream-africa-chat-room/ http://streamafrica.com/stream-africa-chat-room/#respond Wed, 27 Nov 2013 03:26:08 +0000 http://streamafrica.com/?p=7821

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Welcome to our chatroom! Rules and Regulations No Foul Language – Please avoid using obscene words

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Welcome to our chatroom!

Rules and Regulations

  1. No Foul Language – Please avoid using obscene words or phrases. Like the forums, the chat is considered a PG-13 zone, and thus the language used should reflect that. Using foul language may result in a warning. Persistent behavior of the kind will not be tolerated and will result in a ban.
  2. No Flooding or Excess Spam – Please do not flood the channel with meaningless or repetitive messages. It distracts from the conversation and may result in a kick from the channel. Repeat offenses will result in bans.
  3. No Advertising – Entering the channel and using it solely to promote another website, IRC channel, etc will result in being kicked/banned from the room. We do not mind you talking about your own Trek fan films and the like, but we ask that you not use the channel solely for that purpose. The room is, after all, a Hidden Frontierchat room.
  4. Do Not Evade Bans – Ban evasion, which is defined as deliberately getting around a ban (either by changing your IP or other means) before the ban is served completely. Ban evasion will result in a temporary ban becoming a permanent one. Repeat attempts will result in it being considered as harrassment, the consequences of which are defined below.
  5. Follow Operator Instructions – We ask that you follow all instructions given to you by channel operators. Failure to follow instructions will result in a kick and/or ban from the channel.
  6. Do Not Harrass Members – Harrassing members or moderators of the chat room, or any other user on the IRC server will result in severe repercussions, including but not limited to a kline — or permanent ban from the server (not just the channel) — and possibly a police report, depending on the severity of the harrassment.

 

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A fight for Equality http://streamafrica.com/a-fight-for-equality/ http://streamafrica.com/a-fight-for-equality/#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:55:13 +0000 http://streamafrica.com/?p=7306

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1)Why is race and gender still an issue in today’s society? Give us your thoughts.    

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1)Why is race and gender still an issue in today’s society?

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2)Why is there still a gap between black and white or man verses woman?

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