Barack Obama Will Deliver This Year's Nelson Mandela Lecture in Johannesburg

The former US president will give the annual speech to commemorate Mandela's centennial.

Every year the Nelson Mandela Foundation invites prominent figures to Johannesburg to discuss pressing social matters affecting the global community for its 16th annual Nelson Mandela Lecture. This year, that figure is none other than former US president Barack Obama.

This year's theme is "Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World." The lecture will focus on"creating conditions for bridging divides, working across ideological lines, and resisting oppression and inequality," said the foundation in a statement.

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Wanuri Kahiu's 'RAFIKI' Is the First Kenyan Feature Film To Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

The film is a combination of struggle and the power to dream and love.

This coming of age feature film set in Nairobi has been invited to premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival—a first for Kenya.

RAFIKI (Friend), directed by Kenyan storyteller and OkayAfrica 100 Women honoree Wanuri Kahiu, tells a tale of a community affected by a relationship that grows between two young women, Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva).

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Video: Meet Kenya's First Parkour Practitioner, Adam Hassan

Adam Hassan introduces us to the art of Kenyan Parkour.

Parkour and free running is not common in Kenya, but that did not stop Kenya's Adam Hassan from becoming a practitioner of either.

Parkour is a training discipline that derives from military obstacle-course training. It requires extreme dexterity, focus and perseverance.

In spite of the difficulties of mastering the training, Hassan was able to do so, with the help of online videos and tutorials. He's mastered the practice over the last eight years and is now actively involved in teaching young children the discipline as well.

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