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On the final leg of his odyssey, Jonathan travels from Congo to Durban in search of revealing stories. He learns how China's billion-dollar deals have rebooted African economies.

On the final leg of his 7,000 mile odyssey, Jonathan Dimbleby travels from Congo to Durban in search of the stories revealing contemporary Africa.

In the edgy sprawl of Kinshasa he rides pillion with unlikely rock and roll icons Staff Benda Bilili and discovers a unique Mozart performing symphony orchestra.

At a party celebrating the Year of the Tiger, he learns how China's billion dollar deals have rebooted African economies, once dependent on Western aid and investment.

Passing through Zambia, Jonathan survives a training session with boxing world champion Esther Phiri and competes in a tractor race on virgin land with one of the continent's most successful farmers.

And amid South Africa's new landscape of biker gangs and black surfers, Dimbleby meets Hugh Masekela, who shares with him his view of Africa's emerging revival.

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Mon 27 Aug 2012 19:00

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Presenter Jonathan Dimbleby
Director Chris Boulding
Producer Chris Boulding
Executive Producer Peter Grimsdale


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