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Film: 'Dear Mandela' [Full PBS Stream]

Watch a full stream of PBS-aired South African documentary film 'Dear Mandela' online.


A few nights ago, PBS aired the broadcast version of the award-winning documentary 'Dear Mandela,' and is now offering that full stream online for those of you who didn't catch it the first time. Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Best Documentary Prize at the Brooklyn Film Festival (and quite a few others), the film looks at South Africa's first post-apartheid generation by following the daily lives of three young leaders of the emerging people's movement in the country's townships. Despite the government's promise to improve living conditions for all South Africans by 'eradicating the slums' after Nelson Mandela's historic election as President, the number of people living in the shanty towns of South Africa has doubled almost twenty years later. Attempts to reach this goal have seen increased force and violence to remove the residents of these areas, and 'Dear Mandela' tells the story of the Abahlali BaseMjondolo movement - Zulu for 'people of the slums' - to fight for the constitutional rights of slum-dwellers to stay in their homes. An inspiring and eye-opening watch, step your historical knowledge up and check out the full stream below while it's still available.

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The African Union Condemns Violence Against #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria

The African Union Commission chairperson has (finally) condemned the deadly violence against protesters calling for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. However, many feel the body's declaration is a little too late.

EWN reports that the African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has "strongly condemned the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries." However, Mahamat's statement did not specifically denounce the actions of the security forces' actions. This past Tuesday, protesters calling for the disbandment of the infamous and an end to police brutality, were shot at by security forces at Lekki Toll Gate. The incident occurred shortly after an abrupt 24-hour curfew had been imposed by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the AU has called for all involved "political and social actors to reject the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law" and recommended that they "privilege dialogue".
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How Technology Is Playing a Crucial Role in the #EndSARS Protests

Young people in Nigeria have successfully managed to use technological innovations to organize and make the #EndSARS protests run incredibly efficiently and easily. This moment will go down in history as a revolution that was birthed via technology.