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By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Two women filed a civil lawsuit against Hollywood actor James Franco on Thursday, accusing him of running a bogus film school where young women eager to advance their acting careers were duped into auditioning nude or shooting explicit sex scenes. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles […]

AFROPUNK kicks off the Battle of the Bands JOBURG 2019 which will be hosted in partnership with AFRICORI for the 2nd year running.  Entries for the competition are now open and will see qualifying new artists/bands give their best performances in a bid to play on the AFROPUNK main festival stages, alongside Solange, Miguel, Masego, […]

By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Kenya’s first green bond has raised 4.3 billion shillings ($41.45 million) to build environmentally-friendly student accommodation, the issue’s lead arranger said on Thursday. So-called green bonds are fixed income securities that raise capital for projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency, green transport and waste-water treatment. The bond […]

KHARTOUM, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Sudan has launched a women’s football league, a move that reflects the new transitional government’s aspirations for the country and allows female players to push for wider acceptance. Under deposed president Omar al-Bashir, who was toppled in April after months of protests, Sudan was governed using a strict interpretation of […]

By Lungelo Ndhlovu BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Catherine Mazorodze was overworked and tired when she quit her job as a farmworker in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland province. No job meant she was also homeless, along with her grandmother with whom she had shared a small home provided by the farm’s owners. Mazorodze jumped […]

In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what […]

When bartender Will discovers a cell phone after a violent brawl, he begins to receive ominous messages and his life quickly descends into a nightmare. Starring Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson and Zazie Beetz. Watch Wounds, Only On Netflix:

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Four months after bidding farewell to her BFFs, Elsa stages her return to Paris. But guilty secrets take a toll on her love life and her friendships.

A group of suburban Muslim friends trace the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is suspected of joining ISIS. Watch Ghosts of Sugar Land, Only On Netflix:

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