Monday, November 10, 2014

Investigative magazine show, Africa Investigates, returns to Al Jazeera for a 2nd season from Wednesday 12 November.

Africa Investigates, the investigative magazine show on Al Jazeera (DStv 406 / StarSat 257) returns for a second season to the 24-hour TV news channel from Wednesday 12 November at 22:30.

The first episode of the second season of Africa Investigates is entitled "Liberia: Living with Ebola".

Sirous Samura and Mae Azango explores the reaity of living through the world's deadliest Ebola epidemic and ask whether the Liberian government is making the Ebola crisis worse in which already 5 000 people died in eight nations.

For the piece Sirous Samura and Mae Azango filmed with a Red Cross body collection team who risk their lives travelling around Monrovia picking up the dangerously contagious corpses of the deceased.

They also spent time in an Ebola treatment unit run by Medecins Sans Frontieres and followed emergency response teams working in the Red Light slum, one of Monrovia's poorest and most densely populated areas.

"This groundbreaking series gives some of Africa's best journalists the opportunity to pursue high-level investigative targets across the continent," says Diarmuid Jeffreys, Al Jazeera English's executive producer.