Provides an overview of the history of Africa and examines major influences on this complex continent: indigenous heritage, Western culture, and the Islamic religion. Focuses on Africa's role in international politics and economics. Reviews the country's U.N. participation, cobalt production, and its political crisis in South Africa. Other issues include the International Monetary Fund, food aid, and tourism. Produced by WETA/Washington, D.C. and the BBC. NOTE: Contains nudity and violence.
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