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The Stories You Need to Know: Ghanaians at the National Spelling Bee, Quartz's List of 30 African Innovators and More

Ghanaians at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Quartz Africa's list of 30 African innovators and more.

SOUTH AFRICA—IndiePix Films, in a distribution partnership with Retro Afrika Bioscope has restored 48 vintage South African films—that were previously opposed under apartheid— with plans to re-release them on digital streaming services. The company plans to release 48 films for its "Vintage Afrika" collection, 20 of them are available now on IndiePix Unlimited, the company's signature streaming service. Read more on the re-releases here.

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Kenya's Boniface Mwangi Talks Activism, Shading the Deputy President and Running for Political Office

"UnBounded" gives rare insight into the life and times of photo-activist and Magnum Foundation Fellow, Boniface Mwangi.

Boniface Mwangi has come a long way from being the “softie” teenager arrested for sweeping buses in downtown Nairobi, and later exposing malpractice at his high school. It’s no secret that the photographer is one of Kenya’s most polarizing personalities for his bold protest tactics, which involved throwing fake blood on police service spokesman, Charles Owino, using pigs to denote the greed of Kenya’s handsomely paid members of parliament, interrupting an address by former President Mwai Kibaki in 2009 and putting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s alleged drinking problem on blast—to name a few incidents.

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