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Apple Inks Deal for Spy Romance Film Starring Idris Elba

Apple won an auction for an as-of-yet untitled spy romance film set in Africa that will star Idris Elba, reports Variety. There was an "intense bidding war" for the title, which is being produced by Elba and Simon Kinberg. The script for the film was written by Travon Free, known for "Black Monday" and "The Daily Show." Aside from being known as a spy film with romance, there are no other details known on the title at this time. Idris Elba has signed a "first look" deal with Apple, which wi...
Tags: Apple, Africa, Idris Elba, Elba, Simon Kinberg, Travon Free, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple

Idris Elba to Star in Apple’s Spy Thriller Film From Simon Kinberg

Idris Elba to star in Apple’s spy thriller film from Simon Kinberg Following a competitive bidding war against other studios, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Apple has successfully won the rights to Simon Kinberg’s untitled spy thriller film with Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba (The Wire, Avengers: Infinity War) signing on for the leading role. Elba is also set to produce along with Kinberg and Audrey Chon of Genre Films RELATED: Idris Elba Reveals Luther Film is ‘This Close’ t...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, Africa, Idris Elba, James Gunn, Golden Globe, Elba, Simon Kinberg, Kinberg, Movie News, Ultron Thor, Hobbs Shaw, Audrey Chon, Ricky Staub, Mrs Smith Elba

Burna Boy: Twice as Tall review – fun and fury from Nigerian pop polymath

(Atlantic)By rooting modern production in traditional melody, and drawing on various musical styles while staying true to African pop, Burna Boy defines multilayered black identityFor a vivid snapshot of what Burna Boy is capable of, head for track 12 of new album Twice as Tall, entitled Monsters You Made. The music is modern Africa, in the same way grime precisely captured young London of the day. Drill down, and the cleverly deconstructed phrases echo familiar-sounding black music concepts – i...
Tags: Music, London, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Culture, Atlantic, Pop and rock, Chris Martin, Coldplay, Black Lives Matter, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stormzy, Burna Boy, Ama Ata Aidoo

‘This Is Unforgivable’: Anger Mounts Over Mauritius Oil Spill

Islanders have joined together in an effort to contain an estimated 1,000 tons of fuel oil that leaked into the waters surrounding the picturesque nation off Africa’s eastern coast.
Tags: News, Africa, Environment, Oil Spills, Mauritius, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline

BIO Africa is set to launch its 2020 BIO Africa Convention digitally this year

The pandemic has opened room for those within the biotechnology sector to join forces and exchange a wide range of expertise and knowledge to fight Covid-19 The post BIO Africa is set to launch its 2020 BIO Africa Convention digitally this year appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Special-Reports, BIO Africa

Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa?

There are signs the rate of increase in cases is slowing, but do we know the true scale of the outbreak in Africa?
Tags: News, Africa

With total control, President Déby is Chad's greatest threat to stability

‘President for life’ knows he is protected by France while Chadians die of hungerOnce a year, there is a ranking of the conditions of the world’s nations. It’s like a country’s report card, with health, education and living standards as key indicators. The UN’s Human Development Index tells citizens – and campaigners like me – how well or badly a country is doing.Since 1990, the year Idriss Déby seized power, ousting his mentor Hissène Habré in a bloody war, Chad – a landlocked former French col...
Tags: France, Africa, World news, Poverty, Hunger, United Nations, Global development, Chad, Un, Sahara, Hissene Habre, Idriss Deby

Lagos's poor lament Covid fallout: 'we don't see the virus, we see suffering'

Lockdown has tipped many working-class Nigerians from struggle to crisis Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDrawing open the curtains in Alapere, Lagos, unveils a sea of shanty roofs and watery-coloured housing blocks. “We don’t see any virus but we see suffering,” says Juliana Chokpa, a 38-year-old cleaner.This working-class Lagos community has been reeling from job losses, a collapse in informal services, and rising food and transport costs. The pandemic, Chokpa says, ...
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, World news, Social exclusion, Global development, Lagos, Global Health, Coronavirus outbreak, Alapere Lagos, Juliana Chokpa, Chokpa

Africa's week in pictures: 7- 13 August 2020

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
Tags: News, Africa

Meet the 13 Salesforce power players helping CEO Marc Benioff lead the cloud giant to hit its aggressive growth targets despite the turbulent economy (CRM)

We've identified the 13 executives that are leading Salesforce's behind the scenes and helping CEO Marc Benioff with Salesforce's next stage of growth and challenges. Salesforce's executive team was shaken up in February when former co-CEO Keith Block stepped down and its head of international also left.  To adapt to the new normal with the coronavirus pandemic, Salesforce quickly added new product lines, like its tools to reopen safely, to help customers transition to the new normal....
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These 3 colorful groundcovers will brighten your garden even in areas of punishing sun

There is a trio of kaleidoscopic groundcovers that are happy when planted in the summer, will persist through the fall, and may even be around for the beginning of winter. The first of these is Portulaca grandiflora or moss rose. Portulaca means “little door” and refers to the lid that opens the plant’s seed capsules. Moss rose is a name that accentuates the moss-like carpet of its foliage and its rose-resembling flowers, albeit on a miniature scale. Just like with common garden roses, you have ...
Tags: Gardening, Africa, Sport, World, Things To Do, Soccer, Cypress, South America, Madagascar, Moss, Sunnyvale Calif, Noah Berger, Petaluma Calif, Eric Risberg, Sonoma Marin Fair, Top Stories PE

India's Covid-19 outbreak now world's fourth deadliest as developing world bears brunt of pandemic

India's Covid-19 outbreak has become the fourth deadliest on the planet and is also the fastest growing, as developing countries now bear the brunt of the pandemic. The death toll from the new coronavirus in the world's second most populous country rose 942 according to the latest daily count, overtaking the UK with a total of 47,033 fatalities. The nation of 1.3bn people lags only behind the US, Brazil and Mexico in the overall number of deaths and its total number of confirmed cases, a...
Tags: Asia, UK, News, Mexico, India, Africa, America, Spain, Brazil, Latin America, US Brazil, UK Italy, COVID

Middle East Markets: State Street Opens in #Saudi, Hires Abdullah Saleh Bakhrebah - Bloomberg

Middle East Markets: State Street Opens in Saudi, Hires Abdullah Saleh Bakhrebah - Bloomberg:State Street Corp. opened its first office in Saudi Arabia and hired Abdullah Saleh Bakhrebah from Ashmore Group Plc as chief executive officer for its operations in the kingdom. The Boston-based financial-services firm is entering Saudi Arabia as part of its plans to boost its presence in the Middle East, State Street said in a statement Thursday. It also hired Haifa Al Goufi as Middle East and North Af...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Boston, Africa, Middle East, North Africa, Europe Middle East, Credit Suisse Group AG, State Street Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ashmore Group Plc, Abdullah Saleh Bakhrebah Bloomberg, Abdullah Saleh Bakhrebah, Middle East State Street, Haifa Al Goufi, Hassan Al Khalaf

Ammonium Nitrate Blew Up Beirut. It Also Fuels Africa’s Most Dangerous Illegal Mines.

ABUJA, Nigeria—The ammonium nitrate that exploded last week in Beirut—killing 154 people, injuring more than 5,000 and causing widespread destruction—was destined for Mozambique, a transit point for raw materials in the explosives trade, where shipments often end up in the hands of illegal Chinese-owned mining companies with dubious human rights records. Almost seven years ago, Fábrica de Explosivos de Moçambique (FEM), a Mozambican firm that produces explosives, ordered 2,750 tons of ammonium n...
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10 rules for aspiring politicians, according to Namibia’s First Lady

Pick your battles. Be careful who you sleep with. And learn to accept defeat The post 10 rules for aspiring politicians, according to Namibia’s First Lady appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Africa, Namibia, Openaccess, Hage Geingob, Monica Geingos, The Editors Picks, African Leadership Institute

3,000 sheep die after live exports rejected by Saudi Arabia

Animals died of hunger and thirst after 58,000 returned to Sudan due to quarantine compromiseAround 3,000 sheep sent back from Saudi Arabia by ship to Sudan have died of hunger and thirst according to a Sudanese government minister. Some drowned on the voyage.Saudi Arabia returned 58,000 sheep to Sudan after finding out that quarantine procedures in Sudan had been compromised, leaving some animals without vaccination against diseases including Rift Valley fever. Continue reading...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Africa, Environment, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Sudan

Satellite photographs of the Mauritius oil spill - in pictures

Satellite images of the MV Wakashio shipwreck off the south-east coast of Mauritius reveal the damage as the Japanese bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil. The ship, owned by Nagashiki Shipping and operated by Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, struck a coral reef on 25 July and began leaking oil last week, raising fears of a major ecological crisis Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, Environment, Oil, World news, Pollution, Oil Spills, Mauritius, South East Coast, Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, Nagashiki Shipping

If Britain looked anew, it could learn so much about the arts from Africa | Afua Hirsch

The UK cultural sector, so obsessed with being ‘world leading’, is standing on the brink. It needs to broaden its gazeIt’s a painful time to tell stories about the arts. This week, hundreds of venues across the UK were lit up in red – not in an inspired display of creativity, but as a cry for help as arts venues find themselves on the brink of collapse.The protest culminated in the iconic chimney at London’s Tate Modern art gallery being made bright red, and illuminated with the words “Throw Us ...
Tags: Art, Politics, UK, London, Africa, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Tate Modern, Arts funding, Afua Hirsch, Coronavirus outbreak

Eyes painted on cow butts thwart lion attacks

Lions help maintain balance in their ecosystems, but they also kill cattle.The big cats are ambush predators who depend on the element of surprise.In an experiment, eyes painted on cow backsides appear to deter lions from attacking. For cattle-owning subsistence farmers in Botswana, lions pose a threat to the livestock on which they depend. Attempts to keep cattle safe often result in the shooting or poisoning of the big cats. Aside from the obvious moral discussion of what makes the life of on...
Tags: Australia, Animals, Africa, Conservation, Innovation, Jordan, Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Botswana, Lions, Okavango Delta, UNSW, University of New South Wales UNSW, Neil Jordan, Eyespots, Taronga Conservation Society

Namibia rejects German compensation offer over colonial violence

Closely watched talks appear to be stalling as reported €10m offer is dismissedNamibia has rejected an German offer of compensation for the mass murder of tens of thousands of indigenous people more than a century ago.German occupiers in Namibia almost destroyed the Herero and Nama peoples between 1904 and 1908 as they consolidated their rule in the new colony in south-west Africa. Some historians have described the bloodshed as the first genocide of the 20th century. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Africa, World news, Colonialism, Namibia, South West Africa

COVID-19 survivors share their harrowing tales

The public Facebook group, Survivor Corps, is a place where long haulers and survivors congregate. Months after recovering from COVID-19, some are suffering from joint pain, hair loss, and cognitive issues. These cautionary tales are important in a county where many remain skeptical over the dangers of this virus. A concerted effort to stop famines in Africa spread across America in the '80s. Every Gen Xer remembers "We Are the World," which, as a 10-year-old, is burned into memory for life. T...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Africa, America, Public Health, Innovation, Oxford, Ethiopia, Joseph Stalin, Derek, Twitter Facebook, Pandemic, Xer, Human body, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Mauritius weeps as the island is surrounded by oil

The Wakashio freighter spilled 4 000 tonnes of oil into the sea off the Mauritian coast. Now the island’s residents are working together to recover from the disaster. The post Mauritius weeps as the island is surrounded by oil appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Tourism, Greenpeace, Oil Spill, Mauritius, Openaccess, Big Oil, Top Six, Ecological Disaster, Greta Thunberg, COVID-19, Wakashio disaster

Creative Alignment: A New Purpose for Tea

Guest Contribution by: Ashley Fleischer The power of tea never ceases to surprise! Well-known as the world’s first medicine, there’s no time like the present to keep it on call and working for the people who so passionately drink it; but why not give this versatile leaf a new task for a new era? Beyond the soothing moments it creates with a mug in hand, tea’s benefits reach farther — even worldly — than ...
Tags: Tea, Human Rights, Africa, Current Events, Skincare, Company, Health & Well-Being, Tea Skincare, Ashley Fleischer, Refresh Tea Soap Co, Refresh Tea Soap Co Ltd

Lies, damn lies and WhatsApp: Why it pays to listen to political rumours in Zimbabwe

The rumour mill can shape politics — and reveal uncomfortable truths The post Lies, damn lies and WhatsApp: Why it pays to listen to political rumours in Zimbabwe appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Africa, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Openaccess, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Solomon Mujuru, Top Six, Constantine Chiwenga, Fake News, Disinformation

Lies, damn lies and WhatsApp: Why it pays to listen to political rumours in Zim

The rumour mill can shape politics — and reveal uncomfortable truths The post Lies, damn lies and WhatsApp: Why it pays to listen to political rumours in Zim appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Africa, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Openaccess, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Solomon Mujuru, Top Six, Constantine Chiwenga, Fake News, Disinformation

Africa: State of Democracy in Africa - Changing Leaders Doesn't Change Politics - AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Africa: State of Democracy in Africa - Changing Leaders Doesn't Change Politics   AllAfrica - Top Africa News
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'Entire families are arriving at our shores': Covid drives Tunisian exodus

Italy is facing an influx of people trafficked on fishing boats, desperate to escape Tunisia’s deepening economic crisisUnsurprisingly for a coastal town perched upon Tunisia’s border with Libya, it’s hot when Ahmed climbs into the back of the car outside the petrol station in Zarzis.It’s clear from the outset he feels uncomfortable talking to a journalist. Nevertheless, he’s here. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Africa, Italy, Refugees, Global development, Libya, Tunisia, Ahmed, Migration And Development

A taste of honey: how bees mend fences between farmers and elephants

A pioneering method from Africa that protects farms from forest herds is now paying off in India, with more profit and less conflictWatchtowers in trees, tripwire alarms, radio collars, chilli smoke and beehive fences: scientists and conservationists across Asia and Africa are coming up with safe and humane ways to keep elephants at bay and reduce conflict with humans.In early June, the agonising death of a pregnant wild elephant that ate an explosives-filled pineapple in India led to a global o...
Tags: Asia, Animals, India, Africa, Environment, World news, Bees, South and Central Asia, Wildlife, Insects

Social media users inspire outrage against Egypt's alleged sexual abusers

Survivors who say alleged assailants go unpunished have begun publicly shaming them onlineEgypt is witnessing a wave of online outrage targeting rape culture and sexual assault, as survivors use social media to shame alleged abusers and demand change.A growing number of social media accounts gather survivors’ testimony and attempt to shame alleged attackers, angry at elite perpetrators they say routinely go unpunished. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Rape and sexual assault

‘It’s hard to believe it when everything’s against you’: the rise of Melbourne’s African diaspora rap scene

In the years since its launch party ended in violence, 66 Records survived a racist media storm to secure a major deal. Its bosses say nothing can stop them nowAt the September 2018 launch of Melbourne rap label 66 Records at the Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood, a heaving crowd bounced under the venue’s giant disco ball to booming bass. But that jubilation ended at about 2am when a fight broke out.The violence culminated in the street with one intoxicated attendee losing control of a car, pinning...
Tags: Music, Africa, Australia news, Rap, Culture, Hip-hop, Melbourne, Collingwood, Gasometer Hotel, David Dada, Abraham Poni