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Cinemafrique: African Film & TV News On John Boyega In Star Wars, Barkhad Abdi Cast In Military Drone Thriller + More

The latest in Okayafrica's Cinemafrique series features African film & TV news on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' star John Boyega , Barkhad Abdi and more.


Star Wars: Episode VII Star John Boyega

Welcome to the third edition of Cinemafrique. Every other Thursday we highlight the latest film and television news from throughout Africa and the diaspora. This week we take a look at Barkhad Abdi's next role in a military drone thriller with Colin Firth, Star Wars: Episode VII star John Boyega, Nejib Belkhadi's Tunisian political thriller Bastardo, the digital release of heavy Kenyan huffing glue doc Tough Bond, Half Of A Yellow Sun in theaters, Film Africa and PAFF-ATL's call for submissions, and Finding Fela's upcoming North American theatrical run. Click on for the full scoop.

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Malawians Head Back to Voting Polls in Historic Re-election

Malawians will be casting their votes yet again after the country's Constitutional Court ruled that the May elections of 2019 had been rigged.

Malawians are casting their votes today after the Constitutional Court annulled the results of the May, 2019 elections due to rigging, Aljazeera reports. Judges made the ruling based on evidence presented to them which included tally sheets which had been tampered with using correctional fluid. Malawi is the second African country after Kenya to ever annul a presidential election over irregularities.
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