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- Rwanda joined the rest of the world in observing the this year's World No-Tobacco Day. The government has taken steps in the past few years to fight against the spread of tobacco and some of these include not allowing the tobacco industry to advertise openly to the wide public like on TV and billboards. The government does not accept any aid or sponsorship from donors related to the tobacco industry, and monitors interactions with the tobacco industry.

- Uganda: Mass Media Production's road to the debut of their movie premiere at New Club Obbligato is a byword of the struggles most Ugandan filmmakers go through. Okubonabona Ssi Kufa is an above-average movie. The 120-minute long Luganda feature presents a story of a village hustler, Kikomeko (played by Ahmed Nsubuga) who leaves the pathetic rural life in search of a job in the city. While there, he meets and falls in love with Barbra (Sandra Nalubega). Meanwhile, Barbra's rich father, Ndaula (Vincent Muwanga) wants his daughter to marry Mwebe (Aslam Kato), son to another rich man.

- The AfricAvenir Windhoek and the Goethe-Zentrum Windhoek in cooperation with One Fine Day Films will present the Namibian premiere of the film Soul Boy which is scheduled to take place on the 5th of June 2012 at the Goethe-Centre Windhoek and entrance will be free. Soul Boy, winner of the Best Film at the 1st Luxor African Film Festival 2012, is directed by Hawa Essuman and produced by Tom Tykwer and Marie Steinmann.