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Over 1000 camels to compete in Egypt’s Alamein Race

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More than 1000 camels have been registered to compete in the annual Alamein Camel Race scheduled to hold in the El Alamein province of Egypt on Tuesday.

The camel race see around a thousand camel owners from all governorates of Egypt taking part in the event where the camels will compete in 32 rounds, in two morning and evening periods.

The head of the Competitions Committee in the Egyptian Federation, Sheikh Salama Abu El-Nada, and one of the senior camel owners, said in a statement that all the “camels are in a state of readiness to start the races as more than a thousand camel owners from different Egyptian tribes from all governorates of Egypt attended the camel racing track in El Alamein Square to participate in the race.”

He added that the 900 camels that will participate in the races have been registered to compete for the first places and get prizes offered by the UAE Camel Federation.

Eid Hamdan, head of the Egyptian Camel Racing Fedeqnnounced that it was decided to start the camel racing activities on Tuesday under the auspices and support of the UAE Camel Racing Federation.

“This year’s race is the strongest of its kind, as 900 camels from all governorates of Egypt will participate in the competition for the first runs, and is scheduled to be distributed over 32 rounds in two morning shifts, in which 20 runs and evening runs, and 12 races will start,” he said.

He added that the El Alamein camel field is one of the most important camel racing fields in Egypt, and the distance of the race track is 5 kilometers with equipped gates, and new construction has been added to it, including tracks, roads, a main cabin, viewing platform and service areas.

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Kenya prohibits LGBTQ+ movies from streaming platforms

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The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned movies containing LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) contents from streaming platforms in the country.

The Chief Executive Officer of the KFCB, Christopher Wambua, who made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday, insisted that movies that contain same-sex contents are prohibited in the Kenyan Constitution, hence the board will continue its crackdown on such contents in the mainstream media.

“The country’s laws do not allow LGBTQ+ content or even relationships. Even as we rate and classify content, we also consider other applicable laws,” Wambua said.

Describing some films as “explicit portrayal of homosexuality-related scenes,” Wambua said such movies have already been barred from broadcast in the country.

The censor board CEO particularly referred to the Netflix streaming site saying that talks were underway with the US-based company to ensure that future access to homosexual content was restricted.

“Because of our discussions with Netflix, they are curating their classification system that is very aligned with our laws with the view of ensuring that in future once we sign the agreement, some of this content is not visible at all within the republic,” he said.

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(VIDEO) Nigerian Afrobeat star, Burna Boy locks down South Africa as over 100,000 attend ‘DSTV Delicious Festival 2022’

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Nigerian Afrobeats star, Burna Boy, on Saturday night, showed, yet again, why he is the undisputed “African Giant” when he brought down the roof at the DSTV Delicious Festival 2022 held at the Kylami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The much anticipated event, which brought over 100,000 fans to see the Nigerian singer who gave a sterling performance, saw the crowd rocking along with the ‘Last Last’ crooner throughout the duration of his performance at the concert.

And Burna Boy did not disappoint the mammoth crowd as he churned out hit after hit to the delight of the fans who kept yelling for more.

The highlight of the night came when South African rapper and Burna Boy’s sworn enemy, AKA, got on the stage and the duo performed a duet from Burna’s “All Eyez On Me” track, which got the crowd almost bringing down the roof of the arena.

Burna and AKA who were hitherto close friend fell out in 2019 following a series of xenophobic attacks targeting Nigerians in Johannesburg which the Nigerian star condemned vehemently.

In a Twitter post, Burna had called on Nigerians and other black foreigners living in South Africa to “defend and protect themselves” against their attackers.

The tweet did not go down well with AKA whose response further angered the Nigerian, leading to the two acts engaging each other in a bitter war of words.

It got so bad they resorted to issuing threats to each other, with Burna Boy threatening to beat up AKA if he dared come into Nigeria.

Though there has been no record of the two stars publicly reconciling, it was a delight to see them perform together for the first time in years on his first return to South Africa after the fallout.

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