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Watch 'The People Versus The Rainbow Nation' Online

Lebogang Rasethaba’s documentary investigates the myth of the Rainbow Nation. Now it’s available to stream online.

The People Versus The Rainbow Nation sparked a South Africa-wide discussion last month when it aired on MTV and MTV Base. Now the documentary is available to watch online.


Directed by Lebogang Rasethaba and produced by former Okayafrica team member Allison Swank, the film investigates the unrest at the root of the #FeesMustFall movement, following the lives of students across four South African universities while exploring the notion that more than two decades since South Africa’s first democratic elections, the struggle is far from over.

The documentary features commentary by the likes of Nina Hastie, Simphiwe Dana, Nakhane Toure, Gareth Cliff, Reason, Lebohang Nova Masango, Milisuthando Bongela, Pearl Thusi and Gugu Mhlungu.

Watch below.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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