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John Boyega Tells The Story of How He Landed His Role In 'Star Wars' In This Animated Video

Watch the actor share the delightful story about how he became the star of one of film's biggest franchises in a new clip from BBC Two.

If you need some inspiration this morning, look no further than this story from John Boyega about how he landed his role as Finn in Star Wars.

The actor tells the heartwarming story in a new clip from BBC Two's Black Hollywood. The story comes alive through Boyega's charming storytelling and the clip's colorful animation.

What started off as just ordinary day, with him "chilling at home with a girl" he was seeing, turned out to be a game-changing one after Star Wars producer J.J. Abrams called him for a meeting to tell him he would become the new star of Star Wars.


"You've never felt time freeze before. That was the day." Talk about life-changing!

Hear the full story in the clip 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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