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Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’

Ziki and Kena (centre) the lead actors in Rafiki. Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having “clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law.” Director Wanuri Kahiu said she is “incredibly sorry” to confirm the ban of “Rafiki,” or “Friend” in […]

Tanzania: Diamond Platnumz Arrested for Sharing Indecent Content On Social Media

Tanzania: Diamond Platnumz Arrested for Sharing Indecent Content On Social Media

Dar es Salaam — Popular Musicians Nasib Abdul alias Diamond Platinumz is under police custody for posting indecent video clips on social media, the Parliament heard. Minister of Information, Arts culture and Sports Dr Harrison Mwakyembe revealed this on Tuesday April 17. Dr Mwakyembe also instructed the authorities to arrest a female Musician, Nandi after […]

Zambians protest introduction of tax on internet calls

South African gay love film wins multiple awards despite public outcry

In spite of an ongoing campaign to get it banned from cinemas after portraying the Xhosa circumcision ritual for boys in the form of a gay love story, Inxeba (The Wound) has won multiple awards at the South African Film and Television Awards.The film took home six awards on Saturday evening in the following categories: […]

Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’

Akon hints of US presidency run, snubs home country Senegal

After his bid to restore power to hurricane-affected areas of the United States was turned down by the Trump administration, Senegalese musician Akon has hinted of running for the Oval Office in the near future. Some celebrities like Kanye West and Chris Rock have earlier expressed interest in the presidency perhaps in the wake of […]

Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’

Tanzanian slay queens banned from posting ‘improper’ pictures on social medias

JOHANNESBURG – Various Tanzanian publications have reported that President John Magufuli is cracking down on female musicians, video models and socialites who post suggestive images on social media. Eve Woman reported that the state compiled a list of all the video vixens and celebrities who frequently post semi-bare images of themselves on their social media platforms. The government […]

Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’

The legendary Dahomey Amazons are the real-life all-women’s army in Black Panther

Marvel Studios just released another Black Panther feature, this time spotlighting the all-female army whose role has been shown to be essential to the story being told in the film.  In the clip below, the Dora Milaje are paraded in scenes showing their valor and regalia as Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and […]

Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’

Zimbabwe gets permission to erect Bob Marley statue

As Jamaica prepares to celebrate the birth of world-renowned Reggae icon, Bob Marley, Zimbabwe has been given the go-ahead to have a statue erected in his honor. Bob Marley famously performed at Zimbabwe’s independence celebrations in 1980, making headlines for covering all his expenses to and from the concert and rejecting a performance fee. He […]

Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’

Egypt female singer detained over racy music video

Prosecutors in Egypt have detained a female singer for four days for “incitement to debauchery” after an online video clip sparked controversy, a judicial source said on Tuesday. Leila Amer appeared at the end of December in a music video called “Boss Oumek” (“Look at your mother”) which includes sensual oriental dance and suggestive gestures.Musicians’ […]

Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’

Egypt jails singer for “inciting debauchery” in music video

Before her arrest, Shyma had issued an apology to people who took the video for the song, I Have Issues, “in an inappropriate way”. Image courtesy: NY Daily News Egyptian singer Shaimaa Ahmed, known professionally as Shyma, has reportedly been jailed for two years after she appeared in a music video in her underwear “suggestively […]

Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’

The Gambia gets its first private TV station, 52 years after independence

The Gambia finally has a private television operator 52 years after independence. QTV will now join the state broadcaster, Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) as the only channels. The launch of the channel was done by the Gambian president Adama Barrow and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Ernest Bai Koroma on November 30, 2017. “The […]

Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’