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The Dinner Club banned in Uganda for “glorifying homosexuality”

The “Dinner Club”; a movie made in the Netherlands and released in 2010; was due for screening at the European Film Festival in Uganda before it was banned by the Media Council for “glorifying homosexuality” which “is against Ugandan values”. Cases of censorship continue across eastern Africa, through restrictive and punitive film regulation policies which curtail works that could elicit critical discussion on the status of governance, human rights and equality in the region.

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We remember young African revolutionary leaders who were assassinated

Today we remember the highly intelligent, revolutionary, fearless African political leaders and activists who were assassinated towards independence and after their respective countries attained independence. From the turmoil in DR Congo which many trace to the assassination of Patrice Lumumba to the spirit of uprightness in Burkina Faso, which many say still has the spirit of Sankara hovering over it, most colonial powers have been responsible for these assassinations. We take a look and reflect on these young African revolutionary leaders who died for their cause to see a free and liberated Africa.

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Africa Day Playlist: 10 irresistible African gems to celebrate Africa Day

Africa Day was first held in 1963 in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, when 32 countries formed the Organization of Africa Unity (OAU). Africa Day is a national holiday in a handful of countries and is widely celebrated by Africans. As we commemorate this day here are a few songs from African greats and newer additions to the culture that highlight some of the themes and some that will just make for a good day!

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Africa Day: Youth participation, the power is in our hands

Africans across the continent and the Diaspora are celebrating Africa Day. On Africa Day (25th May) we celebrate the fruits of our freedom from colonial powers, and African Unity. This year the day is commemorated under the African Union’s theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth”. Yes the future and power is in our hands, however, we ask how exactly will the young #Africans harness the demographic dividend? #FutureAfrica54

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Africa Day 2017: Context, Consciousness, Action (Not Dividends)

Africans across the continent and the Diaspora are celebrating Africa Day. Commemorated under the African Union’s theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth”. Takura Zhangazha discusses that while being a young African is important, it is not enough if one is not only historically and politically conscious of the many progressive struggles that have brought the continent to where it is today. The ideas that drove the liberation movements remain valid as they were in the past, as they are today and as they will be tomorrow.