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Africa & The Diaspora At The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Africa and the Diaspora at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, from Necktie Youth and Stranded In Canton to Democrats and Body Team 12.


The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival officially gets underway tonight with the premiere of the Saturday Night Live documentary Live From New York! In the following pages we take a look at Africa and the Diaspora at this year's series, from a docu-fiction story about a Congolese businessman in China and a first-time South African indie director's stunningly-shot black-and-white portrait of "new generation Zulu youths" to an inside look at Zimbabwe's political game and a documentary short on Liberia's "Ebola Body Team."

The 14th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival runs April 15-26 in NYC.

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President Joe Biden Ends Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

President Joe Biden has done away with the 2017 Muslim travel ban enforced by the former Trump administration. The travel ban included several African and Middle Eastern countries.

Just hours after having been sworn in as the 46th President of the US alongside Vice President, Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden reportedly signed 17 executive orders including doing away with the infamous Muslim travel ban. The ban, which was enforced under the former Trump administration in 2017, targeted predominately Muslim countries in the Middle East but also included several African countries such as Nigeria, Chad, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Eritrea.
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