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‘We’ve always been migrating’

Bentley Brown, director of the exciting new film ‘Faisal Goes West’, spoke with me about migration, building a cinematic bridge between Sudan and America, and lawyers turned pizza delivery boys.

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Witchcraft and the British Media

Yesterday, Magalie Bamu and her boyfriend Eric Bikubi, were convicted of killing Magalie’s younger brother Kristy, who was fifteen. Kristy and his two sisters had travelled from Paris to visit…..

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'The greatest issues in Africa'

If you are to ask me what are the greatest issues in Africa, I would say it is that people love, people fuck, people kiss, people speak. Kenyan author Binyavanga…..

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Stuart Hall speaks

About 30 minutes worth of ideas from Stuart Hall in an interview last month with the BBC4’s “Thinking Allowed” program. Some of the references brought into the conversation by Hall…..

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Video: Homosexuality is African

The 46-minute video of the recent BBC World “Debate” with the unfortunate title: “Is Homosexuality Un-African?” It is of course as African as sadza, ugali, nsima, asaro and pap. The…..

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'The Worst Place To Be Gay'

Brett Davidson In a documentary broadcast recently on the BBC, the British DJ Scott Mills travels to Uganda and reports on the rampant homophobia there. (That’s Mills, above, in a…..

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Welcome to the Rainbow Nation

[vodpod id=Video.3615449&w=500&h=307&fv=playerID%3D26396137001%26amp%3B%40videoPlayer%3D83733850001%26amp%3Bdomain%3Dembed%26amp%3Dtrue%26amp%3BadServerURL%3D] So, the BBC has unveiled this trailer, titled “The World Cup from the Rainbow Nation,” to promote its coverage of the 2010 World Cup. As The Guardian notes,…..

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Lagos bleeds Chelsea Blue

The BBC debuts a new TV series this month, “Welcome to Lagos,”  on the “ingenuity” of poor people in Nigeria’s  commercial capital, Lagos.The Observer‘s acting arts editor, Akin Ojumu, who…..