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The Side Eye: Humphrey Bogart's Son Rides The Restored 'African Queen'


In this latest episode of commemorating colonialism, Stephen Bogart, the son of actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, will take a ride on the newly renovated African Queen in the Florida Keys today. What IS it with folks wanting to rehash the colonial past? The riverboat, which was originally named "The Livingstone," was used in the 'classic' 1951 film The African Queen (also starring Katharine Hepburn as a missionary). To be fair, Humphrey Bogart won an Oscar for his role as the boat's captain (or whatever riverboat head honchos were called) Charlie Allnut, and Stephen wants to honor that - cool. But it's corny to spend $60,000 to resurrect a wack colonial riverboat and then not acknowledge that crucial history. Enjoy the breeze on the African Queen in the Florida Keys. Read the full story here.

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Kenyan Court Interdicts President Uhuru Kenyatta's Move To Change The Constitution

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly been blocked from altering Kenya's Constitution as his second five year term nears an end. The attempt has been viewed as a power move to stagger Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential plans.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been halted from enacting a complete overturn of the country's constitution. Deemed an unconstitutional move, the High Court of Kenya reportedly blocked the President this past Thursday in parliament, during a gathering where the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) review took place. The referendum proposes the largest government structural changes since Kenya adopted a new constitution in 2010. Kenyatta reportedly bypassed the provision reserved for the inclusion of citizens in the decision to pass BBI as official law, making the process illegitimate.

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