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Controversial Film to Represent South Africa at the Academy Awards

'Inxeba The Wound' is South Africa's entry for the Foreign Language Academy Award 2018.

The film Inxeba The Wound, which caused a lot of ongoing controversy, will represent South Africa at the 90th Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.


Singer, actor and author Nakhane Touré announced the news on his Facebook page.

Inxeba The Wound has won a few international awards already–Best Film and Best Actor at Cinema Jove, the Valencia International Film Festival, and Best Actor at the Durban International Film Festival.

The film has caused a lot of controversy for “disrespecting" the sacred Xhosa custom of boys' initiation into manhood.

Congrats to all involved.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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