Africa

Africa's Great Civilizations (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 4, 2017
Africa's Great Civilizations (2017)

Africa's Great Civilizations (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2877 Kbps | ~360min | 7.95 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary | History

Africa's Great Civilizations In his six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing, and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.
Travel Channel - Expedition Unknown: Africa's Cursed Lake of Gold (2017)

Travel Channel - Expedition Unknown: Africa's Cursed Lake of Gold (2017)
HDTV | 1280x718 | .MKV/AVC @ 2999 Kbps | 42mn 0s | 1.01 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary | Adventure

Josh Gates journeys to the wilds of Namibia to embark on a treacherously deep dive in Lake Otjikoto for a long lost World War I treasure.
Confronting Drought in Africa's Drylands: Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience (Africa Development Forum)

Confronting Drought in Africa's Drylands: Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience (Africa Development Forum) by Raffaello Cervigni
English | May 9, 2016 | ISBN: 1464808171 | 299 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Drylands represent the front line in the battle for poverty eradication and resource conservation in Africa. While we know that millions of people in drylands are exposed to the threat of land degradation and periodically fall victim to droughts and other shocks, actions to address these challenges have been fragmented, too many times prompted only by humanitarian crises, and in the end largely inadequate. This book provides a solid, evidence-based assessment of the potential for the many interventions that can improve crop and livestock production and allow better stewardship of natural resources, thereby significantly lowering the numbers of people exposed to risk.

Africa's Demographic Transition: Dividend or Disaster? (Africa Development Forum)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Feb. 25, 2017
Africa's Demographic Transition: Dividend or Disaster? (Africa Development Forum)

Africa's Demographic Transition: Dividend or Disaster? (Africa Development Forum) by David Canning
English | Oct. 15, 2015 | ISBN: 1464804893 | 217 Pages | PDF | 14 MB

Africa is poised on the edge of a potential takeoff to sustained economic growth. This takeoff can be abetted by a demographic dividend from the changes in population age structure. Declines in child mortality, followed by declines in fertility, produce a 'bulge' generation and a large number of working age people, giving a boost to the economy. In the short run lower fertility leads to lower youth dependency rates and greater female labor force participation outside the home. Smaller family sizes also mean more resources to invest in the health and education per child boosting worker productivity. In the long run increased life spans from health improvements mean that this large, high-earning cohort will also want to save for retirement, creating higher savings and investments, leading to further productivity gains.

The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa (Africa Development Forum)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Feb. 24, 2017
The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa (Africa Development Forum)

The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa (Africa Development Forum) by Alexandre Marc
English | June 19, 2015 | ISBN: 1464804648 | 215 Pages | PDF | 16 MB

Since independence, the West African sub-region has been an arena for a number of large-scale conflicts and civil wars, as well as simmering and low-intensity uprisings. Contrary to perceptions, West Africa in its post-independence history has experienced fewer conflict events and fatalities from conflict than the other sub-regions on the continent. The turn of the millennium has witnessed the recession of large-scale and conventional conflict, and it has ushered in new and emerging threats. The specters of religious extremism, maritime piracy, and narcotics trafficking threaten to
undermine some of the progress achieved in recent years.

Africa (2013)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Jan. 26, 2017
Africa (2013)

Africa (2013)
BRRip | 720 x 400 | .AVI/XviD @ 1595 Kbps | 6x~57mn | 4.36 GB
Audio: English MP3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Nature

Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.
Africa. Season 1, Episode 6 - The Future / Africa with David Attenborough / Африка. Серия 6 - Будущее (2013)

Africa. Season 1, Episode 6 - The Future / Africa with David Attenborough / Африка. Серия 6 - Будущее (2013)
BDRip | MKV | AVC 1280x720, ~ 5.6 Mbps | 0hr 58mn | 3.47 GB
English: DTS, 6 ch, 1510 kbps; Russian: DTS, 6 ch, 1510 kbps
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Documentary

Southern Africa is a riot of life and colour because of two great ocean currents that sweep around the continent's Cape. To the east, the warm Agulhas current generates clouds that roll inland to the wettest place in southern Africa. To the west is the cold Benguela current, home to more great white sharks than anywhere else. Moisture laden fog rolls inland, supporting an incredible desert garden. Where the two currents meet, the clash of warm and cold water creates one of the world's most fabulous natural spectacles - South Africa's sardine run. This is the greatest gathering of predators on the planet, including Africa's largest, the Bryde's whale.
Channel 4 - Unreported World: South Africa's Skin Bleaching Scandal (2016)

Channel 4 - Unreported World: South Africa's Skin Bleaching Scandal (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2563 Kbps | 23mn 56s | 462 MiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Tania Rashid and director Simon Rawles are in South Africa to investigate why there is such a demand for skin bleaching products in the Rainbow Nation. The government has passed strict laws to protect people from creams containing potentially dangerous chemicals which can lead to serious health complications, but as Unreported World reveals, many are still on sale widely and endorsed by celebrities. A recent study found an incredible one in three women in South Africa use skin-bleaching creams, and there are more than 500 different products for sale. In downtown Johannesburg the products are everywhere - despite the ban on any product selling itself as skin-lightening or whitening.
Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}

Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 275MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 138MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, African Music, Funk

This classic recording has a beautiful balance of African aesthetics meet American soul, jazz, funk, rock and pop. The songs have a vintage sound that could only have been made by a South African playing American music in 1971. Along these lines, the album cover is the perfect visual representation of the music. While having a 1970's sound, "Hugh Masekela & the Union of South Africa" is by no means outdated, nor will it ever. The disc has an enjoyable mix of slow ballads, township infused instrumentals and fast funk. The song writing is superb, the musical improvisation is good and the voices soar.

BBC - Saving Africa's Elephants: Hugh and the Ivory War (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 2, 2016
BBC - Saving Africa's Elephants: Hugh and the Ivory War (2016)

BBC - Saving Africa's Elephants: Hugh and the Ivory War (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2211 Kbps | 2x~58min | 2.00 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Two-part documentary series in which Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall explores what can be done to stop the killing of African elephants for their ivory.