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Uganda's Action Film Industry 'Wakaliwood: The Documentary'

The Wakaliwood documentary is the story of I.G.G. Nabwana' Ramon Film Productions, the heart of an action film industry in Kampala suburb Wakalig.


Wakaliwood is the rare feel good film that features AK-47s and bloodshed outside in a Kampala suburb. Far easier on the eyes than the trailer for Uganda's "first action-packed movie" is the story of how an action film industry seed came to be planted in the tiny slum of Wakalig. I.G.G. Nabwana, founder of Ramon Film Productions, is the ambitious Ugandan filmmaker who envisioned building from the ground up a film industry in his very backyard. Now a film industry of 100-strong, Nabwana's bloody (simulated, though) ambitions have in just a few years amounted to, as the trailer suggests, a religious-like body for the people of Wakalig. Watch the easy-feeling trailer (+ extended excerpts) below. Ben Barenholtz and Alan Ssali Hofmanis' Wakaliwood is now available on iTunes here.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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