Ogova Ondego

Laborious debut for Kenian puppet satire television show

June 2009 -

Nowadays in Kenia, the climate for satire is not very welcoming. The brand-new XYZ-Show seems to suffer.


Nigerian movie awards gain importance in entire Africa

April 2009 -

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were founded in 2005 to recognise and reward Nigerian films. Slowly it is becoming a continental affair with plans to establish a continental film fund to keep African cinema alive.


The African cinema doesn't exist

February 209 -

Forty years ago the Pan African film and television festival Fespaco was founded. On this occasion, Kenyan film critic Ogova Ondego examines the state of affairs in the African film sector.


Amakula Kampala Film Festival focuses on globalization and migration

May 2007 -

Travels, Transit is the theme of the fourth edition of Amakula Kampala International Film Festival, which runs at Uganda National Theatre and in thirty video halls around Kampala May 3-13, 2007


Mathare Youth Sports Association empowers Kenyan girls

May 2007 -

Girls from a Nairobi slum stand economically and socially firm by participating in football tournaments in their own country and elsewhere.


Nigerian movie about child soldier wins award at Fespaco

April 2007 -

Ezra, a feature film by France-based Nigeria-born Newton Aduaka, won the Etalon D'or de Yennenga for best feature film at the 20th edition of Fespaco. This Pan African Film and Television Festival took place in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in March 2007.

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