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‘Black Panther’ continues stunning romp in movie theaters

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | “Black Panther” continued its record-setting romp this weekend, passing the half-billion-dollar mark in only its third week out in North America as it stayed on track to be one of the highest-grossing films ever, industry analysts said. The Disney/Marvel collaboration, starring Chadwick Boseman …

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India says farewell to Bollywood icon Sridevi Kapoor

Mumbai, India | AFP | Thousands of heartbroken fans lined the streets of Mumbai Wednesday as India said farewell to Bollywood legend Sridevi Kapoor following her shock death from accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel bathtub aged just 54. Some carried roses while others held photos of the late screen …

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‘Black Panther’ again slays North American box office

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Disney’s “Black Panther” sunk its claws into the top spot once again this weekend at the North American box office, taking an estimated $108 million, industry estimates showed Sunday. Following a record-shattering opening weekend — raking in $242.2 million — the frenzy to see …

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VIDEO: Liliane Iradukunda‏ is Miss Rwanda 2018

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Liliane Iradukunda has been named Miss Rwanda after the final round of the beauty contest at the Kigali Convention Center on Saturday night. The 18-year-old Iradukunda clinched the crown after beating 19 others in the grande finale. She represented Western Province. Judges decide the winner …

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‘Unsolved’ re-examines Biggie and Tupac murder cases

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | The murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls not only robbed hip-hop of two defining artists but also uncovered allegations of conspiracy, bloody rivalries and police corruption — shining a light on rap’s criminal underworld. More than two decades later, with the killers …

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ARTS: Portrait of a self-taught artist

Beyond the label, is there any truth to the compartmentalisation? Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | When Jak Katarikawe started to make art in the 1960s, everyone was stunned. Katarikawe, an illiterate, was a driver for David Cook, a Makerere University Professor of Literature (1962 1977). Katarikawe’s break through as …

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