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Review: Light and Darkness, Alternative systems of justice in Tuko Macho
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Arts, Culture and Sport Review: Light and Darkness, Alternative systems of justice in Tuko Macho

In the web series Tuko Macho, a vigilante group sets out to clean up the city of Nairobi. This doesn’t augur well for them because they are now in competition with the police. What is worse, they have no regard for human rights. Will the ‘seekers of justice’ win the hearts of the people or will the police hunt them down?

Nigeria: 93 Days, film on Ebola outbreak opens in theatres
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Arts, Culture and Sport Nigeria: 93 Days, film on Ebola outbreak opens in theatres

In 2014 and 2015 the West African region experienced the deadliest Ebola outbreak since the discovery of the disease in 1976. About 11,350 people died and thousands of survivors are still living with the painful memories. 93 Days, a docudrama, which premiered in Nigeria this week tells the story of the sacrifices made by many people, who risked their lives to save Nigeria and West Africa from the catastrophe.

Remembering rap legend Tupac Shakur: 10 quotes
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Arts, Culture and Sport Remembering rap legend Tupac Shakur: 10 quotes

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary and seminal America rapper, and actor Tupac Shakur who passed away on 13 September 1996 (aged 25) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Undoubtedly a hip-hop icon, Tupac made and left an indelible mark on the world and influenced a generation of artists, with his acerbic and profound lyrics on urban life in America. We remember Tupac through his quotes, and excerpts from his music.

Twitter reacts to Lynsey Sharp’s controversial comment after Semenya’s victory
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Arts, Culture and Sport Twitter reacts to Lynsey Sharp’s controversial comment after Semenya’s victory

British athlete Lynsey Sharp has raised the ire of social media with her remarks, which seems to suggest she lost to Caster Semenya because it’s “difficult” to compete against the South African because of recent suspended hyperandrogenism regulations. Sharp stirred a hornet’s nest with comments implying that the reforms, allowing hyperandrogenic athletes to avoid artificially controlling testosterone levels made it difficult to fairly compete.

The Singularity of Writivism’s Projects: an interview with Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire
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Arts, Culture and Sport The Singularity of Writivism’s Projects: an interview with Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire

When Naseemah Mohamed, Kyomuhendo A Ateenyi and Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire started Writivism in 2012, its focus was on Uganda. Today, Writivism runs workshops all over the African continent (and a mentoring programme), including in French-speaking countries; up to four creative writing prizes; publishes creative work by emerging African writers; and curates an annual literary festival in Kampala (and extends activities to schools). Dzekashu MacViban discusses with Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire (Former Director in charge of Partnerships and Editorial duties), highlighting the singularity of Writivism’s projects, the importance of translation and what to expect during the 2016 Writivism Festival in Kampala, Uganda.