June Arunga, Kenyan activist (#123)
Kenyan activist and filmmaker June Arunga, who made a film for the BBC about her travels across Africa to discover why so many well-educated Africans leave the continent, speaks with Bill Goodman about her experiences.
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Arunga, who has studied law in Kenya and in England, documented her trip across Africa in a film for the BBC called The Devil’s Footpath. Like many Africans, Arunga is frustrated by the problems of her continent and has considered leaving. She set out on a voyage to discover why so much of Africa remains in chaos while educated young Africans leave in droves. Embarking from Cairo, she spent six weeks traveling the length of Africa, traversing Egypt, Sudan, Congo, Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. She ended up in Cape Town for a meeting with Bishop Desmond Tutu, one of Africa’s most respected statesmen, and a conversation about her own future as well as the continent’s.