A Samburu woman of the Lorubai traditional dance group is seen wearing traditional beaded necklaces and headdress during a Peace Marathon for pastoralist communities at the Archers post in Isiolo, Kenya on April 26, 2018. (AFP / SIMON MAINA)
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A Kenyan movie due to become the first in the country's history to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival was banned by authorities Friday for seeking to "promote lesbianism".It is due to be premiered in the May 8-19 festival in the "Un Certain Regard" category, earmarked for films with unexpected or marginal themes by emerging directors.The film's Kenyan director, Wanuri Kahiu, said the decision was disappointing.Under British colonial-era laws homosexuality remains illegal in Kenya.
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