Provides an overview of the history of Africa and examines major influences on this complex continent: indigenous heritage, Western culture, and the Islamic religion. More than 70 million Africans suffer from malnutrition while their countries export food to Europe. Economic and agricultural failures and successes are examined in Algeria, Ghana, and Zimbabwe. Produced by WETA/Washington, D.C. and the BBC. NOTE: Graphic content.
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