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Ugandan Lawmaker and Activist Bobi Wine Has Been Arrested by Authorities—Again

The outspoken artist, activist and legislator was detained Monday after police shut down a recent concert of his.

Ugandan police have arrested artist, activist and legislator Bobi Wine, AFP reports.

He was detained Monday after police shut down a recent concert, where they fired tear gas at his supporters and fans, according to his wife Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi. "He has been arrested in Busabala, where he was to address the media on the cancellation of his concert by the police," she says to AFP.

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Watch the Official Trailer for Netflix Animated Comedy Starring Tiffany Haddish, 'Tuca & Bertie'

Catch the 30-something bird women duo get into some shenanigans in their technicolor animal world.

Netflix has dropped the official trailer for Tuca & Bertie—the streaming platform's new animated comedy from the makers of BoJack Horseman starring Tiffany Haddish, Deadline reports.

Haddish voices Tuca—a confident and care-free toucan who navigates being 30-something with her best friend and building mate, Bertie—an anxious songbird voiced by comedian Ali Wong.

In the trailer, you'll catch Tuca and Bertie's infectious dynamic as they navigate their day-to-day challenges as bird women. The duo also seems to get into some shenanigans in their technicolor animal world.

Check it out below.

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From left to right: Mati Diop, Ladj Ly, Mounia Meddour and Maryam Touzani.

4 African Directors Have Been Selected to Present Films at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival

Senegalese-French filmmaker Mati Diop and Mali's Ladj Ly are the only Africans featuring their work in the Competition program.

The 72nd Festival de Cannes returns in May to continue its mission to draw attention to and raise the profile of films on an international level. The festival announced the official lineup Thursday, where we found only four African filmmakers set to present their work at the festival's various programs.

Mati Diop, Senegalese-French filmmaker and the niece of Touki Bouki's Djibril Diop Mambéty, as well as Malian filmmaker Ladj Ly are the only Africans set to enter their films in the Competition program.

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