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Film Review: Timbuktu

By Tola Ositelu Pan-African Jihadists descend on a peaceful village in the Malian capital, disrupting the lives of the hard-working inhabitants. African and Arab residents otherwise live side by side harmoniously, trying to eke out a living from the harsh landscape.  The last thing they need are random, petty interdictions

We Still Miss Mike

By Tola Ositelu In the run-up to the World Cup the BBC recently broadcast ‘Welcome to Rio’, a documentary that celebrates the resilience and ingenuity of the unsung heroes/heroines who people the city’s favelas. The three part series chronicles the everyday challenges and triumphs of various inhabitants one of whom