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Cinemafrique: African Film & TV News

Okayafrica rounds off the latest African film and TV news in our weekly Cinemafrique series.


From Season 1, Episode 4 of An African City

Welcome to the inaugural edition of our new Cinemafrique series. Each week we'll be highlighting the latest film and television news from throughout Africa and the diaspora, from film festival announcements and who to expect on the big screen to the scoop on what to binge watch and add to your viewing party schedule. Without further ado let's get the ball rolling with news on Traitors, An African City, Afronauts, nominees for the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards and more!

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Traitors At Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last night and runs through April 27th. Along with the world premiere of the Nas documentary Time Is Illmatic, one of the features we’re most looking forward to is Traitors (2013), which makes its North American premiere at TFF. First time director Sean Gullete's Moroccan coming of age story revolves around Malika, whose life as the leader of a female punk band in Tangiers proves to be too scandalous for her über conservative community. Watch a preview below and head here for more information on tickets and screening times.

Sun 4/20, 6:30pm, Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 6

Tues 4/22, 9:45pm, Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 8

Thurs 4/24, 5:30pm, Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 4

Sat 4/26, 6:30pm, Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 6

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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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