Somali Filmmaker Wins Top Prize at Burkina Faso Film Festival

Somali filmmaker Khadar Ahmed won the top prize at the FESPACO film festival in Burkina Faso on Saturday for "The Gravedigger's Wife," which he wrote and directed.The 40-year-old was not at the ceremony to receive the Golden Stallion award, but his work bested 16 other African films for the top prize. The films in competition were made by directors from 15 African countries.This year's international jury was led by Mauritanian…

Botswana’s Alcohol Industry Cautious as Night Spots Prepare to Open

GABORONE, BOTSWANA — Botswana is set to emerge this week from an 18-month state of emergency that will remove the president's emergency powers and end pandemic restrictions on trade and gatherings. While many shops, bars, and restaurants want to get back to normal, some in Botswana's alcohol industry say it's too soon to lift restrictions on night spots.The minister of trade and industry, Kgafela Mmusi, says the end of the…

Botswana’s Alcohol Industry Cautious as Night Spots Prepare to Open

GABORONE, BOTSWANA — Botswana is set to emerge this week from an 18-month state of emergency that will remove the president's emergency powers and end pandemic restrictions on trade and gatherings. While many shops, bars, and restaurants want to get back to normal, some in Botswana's alcohol industry say it's too soon to lift restrictions on night spots.The minister of trade and industry, Kgafela Mmusi, says the end of the…

In a win for the world, ‘Parasite’ takes best picture Oscar

Los Angeles: Subtitle this: Parasite is the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. Bong Joon Ho's masterfully devious class satire took Hollywood's top prize at the Oscars on Sunday night, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay. In a year dominated by period epics � 1917, Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood, The Irishman…

Trump Says U.S. Will Add ‘A Couple’ Of Countries To Travel-Ban List

U.S. President Donald Trump says his administration is planning to add "a couple" of countries to its travel-ban list and that the final decision would be announced "very shortly."Speaking on January 22 to reporters in Davos, Switzerland, where he attended the annual World Economic Forum, Trump said, "You see what's going on in the world, our country has to be safe." The comments come one day after U.S. media reported…

Surprise In Belarus, Kyrgyzstan About Reports On Expanded U.S. Travel Ban

Political observers from Belarus and Kyrgyzstan are reacting with surprise and skepticism to media reports that their former Soviet republics could be added to a U.S. travel-ban list.Officials from Washington, Minsk, and Bishkek refused to comment on the record about reports that Belarus and Kyrgyzstan will be added to the controversial list of states whose citizens face travel bans or severe restrictions on entering the United States.U.S. President Donald Trump…

Banned Sudanese Musicians Celebrate New Year & New Sudan

Sudanese musicians who were banned by the government of ousted president Omar al-Bashir have returned to Sudan to play at a series of New Year concerts � in a move seen as symbolic of the changes that have taken place in the country. The Sudanese artists, some of whom were living in the United States, also marked the one-year anniversary of the mass protests that led to Bashir's downfall last…

Sudan’s New Authorities Must Prosecute or Extradite Suspects in Darfur Atrocities, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Tells Security Council

With extraordinary political change under way in Sudan, its transitional Government must ensure justice for the victims of atrocities in Darfur by either prosecuting the five suspects wanted by the International Criminal Court, including former President Omer Hassan Ahmed al Bashir, domestically, or sending them to The Hague for trial without delay, the Chief Prosecutor told the Security Council today.Fatou Bensouda, presenting her report to the Council on developments since…
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