As a white priest in apartheid-era Soweto, Father Emmanuel Lafont lived through turbulent times. A friend of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, he transformed his church in the infamous black township into a voting bureau for the first free elections in South Africa.
IMF conference in Dar es Salaam: Jeffrey Sachs, professor at Columbia University and director of the Earth Institute, is in Tanzania with FRANCE 24 to discuss the impact of the financial crisis on the developing world.
How will the developing world be hit by the global economic crisis? FRANCE 24 is in Tanzania where the International Monetary Fund is organizing an international conference to discuss the impact of the crisis in Africa.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the world is in the grip of a "great recession" that could return millions to poverty and spark civil unrest. It expects global growth to fall below zero this year.
It's been a long struggle for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, and her work as a human rights attorney only gets tougher. Despite threats and intimidation, she continues working from inside Iran to promote justice and equality.