Africa Eye Season 2019
S2019 E00Feb 12, 2019
Standing Among The Living: One Man’s Journey Through the Ebola Crisis Feb 12, 2019 As the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this remarkable film reveals the full horror of a full-scale Ebola epidemic - that which hit Sierra Leone in 2014. By the time it was brought under control, eighteen months later, more than 3,500 were dead and thousands more infected. The film begins as Ebola arrives in one of Sierra Leone’s main towns, Makeni, home to a local film-maker Tyson Conteh. Tyson and his film crew risked their lives to record at close quarters the tragedy unfolding around them. Sadly, not all of the film-makers survived. But what they recorded over months of filming isn’t just recent history - “Standing Among the Living” provides a grim warning for the future.
S2019 E00Feb 13, 2019
Sudan’s Secret Hit Squads Used to Attack Protests Feb 13, 2019 These are images Sudan’s government does not want you to see: teams of masked, plainclothes agents chasing down protesters, beating them, and dragging them off to secret detention centres in Khartoum. Who are these hit squads? Where are these detention centres? And what happens inside their walls?BBC Africa Eye has analysed dozens of dramatic videos filmed during the recent uprising, and spoken with witnesses who have survived torture at the hands of the Bashir regime. Some of these protesters tell us about a secret and widely feared holding facility – The Fridge – where the cold is used an instrument of torture.
S2019 E00Jan 28, 2019
Saving Jesus from nyaope Jan 28, 2019 A heroin-based drug cocktail called nyaope is destroying young lives in South Africa’s townships. Our reporter Golden Mtika finds an old family friend, Jesus, addicted to the drug and scavenging in an open sewer.While Jesus goes into rehab, Golden goes in search of the dealers who bribe the police and push the drug. But will Jesus get clean?
S2019 E00Mar 25, 2019
On the front line of Nigeria’s energy crisis Mar 25, 2019 Nigeria is Africa's largest producer of oil and natural gas - yet about half of the country’s population has no access to electricity, and those that do face daily power cuts that can last for hours on end. Meet the men and women on the front line of Nigeria’s energy crisis as they battle public anger and a decaying infrastructure in Port Harcourt, Nigeria’s oil hub.
S2019 E10Apr 7, 2019
Russia’s Madagascar Election Gamble Apr 7, 2019 A BBC Africa Eye investigation has revealed that at least six candidates were offered money by Russians in the lead up to last year’s presidential elections in Madagascar. The presence of Russian political strategists with close ties to the Kremlin, posing as tourists with the alleged aim of helping to control the tightly fought race, has raised questions whether democracy in the former French colony has been fatally compromised.
S2019 E10Sep 2, 2018
My Neighbour The Rapist Sep 2, 2018 Vigilantes are burning rapists to death in the South African township of Diepsloot, near Johannesburg. But even that has not stopped the epidemic of sexual violence. For BBC Africa Eye, crime reporter and resident of Diepsloot, Golden Mtika, exposes on camera the faces of the township's terrifying sexual predators.