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Sakawa Review: Ghana, e-waste and online dating scams

Sakawa is a moving, sympathetic portrayal of an online dating fraud syndicate in Ghana

M.I.A.’s collage clarifies the cause

Stephen Loveridge and M.I.A. piece together old and new visuals to piece together a collage of the experiences that developed the artist.

A superhero worth the wait

Black Panther might depict a fantasy of the continent but the its contribution to black geekdom remains important

Jordan Peele uses satire to expose racism’s horror

The magic of this film lies in the fact that it seamlessly fuses biting satire with the horrifying spectre of racism.

We’re living La La Land

In this era of post-truths and mediocrity, this pastiche of a movie that masquerades as an original deserves to win.

​A dying breath of fresh air

A hard-hitting film raises serious ethical questions about keeping a patient alive at all costs.

‘Noma’ uses an intimate and personal vignette to humanise the land issue

Film maker Pablo Pinedo’s documentary is aimed at the comfortable classes, revealing a tale of bravery, destruction, creativity and endurance.

Miles Ahead is sour to the taste and falls short on presenting the fullness of Davis

Miles Davis biopic is another example of a black artist's legacy used as Hollywood fodder.

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Murderous funfair ride

Fargo the TV series pays respectful homage to the original 1996 movie by Joel and Ethan Coen.

Nigerian censors bicker over Biafran war film

The Nigerian film board has delayed issuing a certificate for the film Half of Yellow Sun.

Swarovski steps into the world of making film

Swarovski Entertainment has offered it's first production: a remake of "Romeo and Juliet," with director Carlos Carlei.

Film & TV: We don’t need more heroes, baby

What 2014 needs is a moratorium on people in tights. How about a nice musical instead?

Allen’s Jasmine is the cinephile’s perfume

Peter Bradshaw reviews Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.

Beyond the king’s harem

An incomplete history of Swaziland gives the royal court too much credit for its own decline.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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