America’s New Frontier

17 09 2009

A major two part documentary for Al Jazeera presented by Rageh Omaar

In October 2008  America launched a brand new military command. It was a product of the Bush era, the Global War on Terror and America’s rush for oil, but now it serves a new,  African American, president.

Filmed over six months throughout Africa, the US and Europe – this is the definitive
investigation into US AFRICOM and America’s strategy for Africa under Obama.

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The fragile peace in Northern Uganda. Available for download 

5 10 2008


The conflict in northern Uganda is one of Africa’s longest running and brutal civil wars. Now after more than 20 years the guns are – for the most part – silent. Last week on BBC Radio 4’s Crossing Continents, Callum Macrae returnd to Uganda and asked if that delicate peace be threatened by the intervention of a world which until recently seemed not to care?

Full story on the BBC website

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