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‘Blood and Water’ Star Ama Qamata to Play Boxer in ‘Fight Like a Girl’

Rising South African actress Ama Qamata, the star of Netflix’s breakout hit Blood and Water, has signed on to star as a female boxer in Fight Like a Girl, an upcoming feature from writer/director Matthew Leutwyler (The River Why, Uncanny). Qamata will star alongside Nigerian actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Godzilla vs. Kong, Starz TV’s Black Sails) […]

Southern and East Africa’s Best City and Wine Country Destinations

“It’s quite the stereotype, that all of Africa is one big safari,” says actress and The Woman King producer and writer Maria Bello, who lives part-time each year in Kenya. Indeed, the continent offers so much more beyond wildlife — though the fauna of the continent is naturally one of the biggest draws for an […]

Oscars: Uganda Picks ‘Tembele’ as First-Ever Best International Feature Submission

Uganda has submitted its first-ever film for the Oscars, putting forward Morris Mugisha’s Tembele as its contender for the 2023 Academy Awards in the best international feature category. The drama follows Tembele (Patriq Nkakalukanyi), a garbage man in Kampala suffering from mental illness who begins to lose his grip on reality after the death of […]

Netflix Unveils 2022-2023 African Originals Slate

Netflix on Tuesday unveiled its slate of African originals, presenting a showcase of local-language series, feature films and non-fiction projects produced in Africa that will roll out across the streamer’s global service later this year and in early 2023. Highlights include The King’s Horseman, the hotly awaited film adaptation of Noble Prize-winning writer Wole Soyinka’s […]