In Tonkolili and Port Loko, a new type of ritual is emerging in which girls are initiated by the Sowei, but are not "cut"
The festival is an expression of humanity; created by Hope Azeda to bring about social change in Rwanda
The campaign had been launched in response to a brutal raid on a weeks-long sit-in in the capital on June 3
The show has also already been cautioned by the state's media watchdog for being too racy.
Koyo Kouoh brings bags of experience spanning two decades of as a cultural producer and an international curator to her new role.
Founded in 1999, HIFA was first cancelled in 2002, abandoned again in 2016 as Zimbabwe's economy crumbled