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Watch the Trailer for 'RAFIKI'—The First Kenyan Feature Film Set To Premiere at Cannes

After watching this, you'll understand why it's heading to one of the world's renowned film festivals.

The trailer for Wanuri Kahiu's feature film, RAFIKI, is here, Shadow and Act reports.

It was announced last week that RAFIKI (Friend) will be the first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, which begins May 8.


The film is inspired by the 2007 Caine Prize Winning short story "Jambula Tree" by Ugandan writer Monica Arac Nyeko and asks whether it's safer being invisible or if it's better to defy conservative rules, while discovering one's identity and destiny through love.

Meet the main characters, Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva), two young women who fall in love despite the odds stacked against them, in the trailer below.

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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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Wild Cape Town Fire Mostly Contained

A 35-year-old man has reportedly been arrested on charges of arson. This, after firefighters had been battling to put out the Cape Town fire that caused extensive damage.

The Cape Town fire, which had been ablaze for more than 24 hours was reportedly contained by over 250 firefighters. The fire started on the famous Table Mountain range this past Sunday morning, and quickly advanced down into neighbouring suburbs and university buildings. Additionally, a man has been arrested after he and two others were found setting bushes alight, which counteracted the firefighters' efforts.

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Lesotho Becomes The First African Country To Export Cannabis To The European Union

Lesotho has made history by becoming the first certified African country to supply the European Union with cannabis for pharmaceutical use.

Africa's international cannabis trade is off to a superb start with Lesotho landing a lucrative deal with the European Union (EU). MG Health, a Lesotho cannabis company located deep in the country's lush mountainous region, has reportedly received the official approval to export its cannabis flower as a pharmaceutical ingredient to the European Union.

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