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Comedian W. Kamau Bell Joins Anthony Bourdain on a Kenyan Adventure In the Final Season of 'Parts Unknown'

Watch an emotional W. Kamau Bell look back on his life changing experience in the latest trailer.

The news of Anthony Bourdain's untimely death in June was a shock to us all.

As we reflect on the impact his work as a chef and storyteller has had in conversations surrounding food, travel and the human connection, we'll soon get to see the last few times Bourdain was able to do what he loved.

The latest trailer for the final season of CNN's Parts Unknown dropped over the weekend, which teases the only episode with Bourdain's narration—his trip to Kenya with comedian, author and host of CNN's United Shades of America W. Kamau Bell, Indie Wire reports.

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'RAFIKI' Director Wanuri Kahiu Is Suing Kenya's Film Board to Make Way for Oscars Qualification

The Kenyan filmmaker continues to fight for her film to be screened in her home country.

Wanuri Kahiu's RAFIKI has received its due praise on the film festival circuit since her film was selected to make its world premiere at Cannes earlier this year—making it the first Kenyan feature film to do so. However, the Kenya Film Classification Board has since banned the film, citing that it "seeks to legitimize lesbian romance."

Kahiu's fight for RAFIKI to be screened in her home country has not ceased, as she announced this week at TIFF that herself and a cohort of Kenyan artists have filed a lawsuit against the board, Vanity Fair reports.

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A Chinese Man Is Being Deported From Kenya After Going on a Racist Rant, But Many Say That's Not Enough

Is the punishment sufficient for this level of brazen racism?

Liu Jiaqi, a Chinese motorcycle trader working in Kenya, will be deported on "racism grounds" following a demeaning rant, in which he called Kenyans and President Uhuru Kenyatta "monkeys."

In a video recorded by a Kenyan coworker, Jiaqi can be heard making racist comments about Kenya and its people, complaining that he "doesn't like it here" and saying the country "smells bad and [its people are] poor, foolish and black."

When the coworker asks why he remains in Kenya if he dislikes it so much, Jiaqi responds "to make money."

Kenya's Immigration Department shared a brief statement earlier today, regarding Jiaqi's status.

"Chinese National by the Name Liu Jiaqi who was captured on video yesterday using abusive words has been arrested," the department shared on Twitter. His work permit has been canceled and will be deported on racism grounds."

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