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South African Actor Calls Black People Baboons After Moses Mabhida Stadium Violence

Rajesh Gopie is in hot water after racist Facebook post.

On Saturday evening, at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, Kaizer Chiefs lost 2-0 to Free State in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals. This led to Chiefs fans getting violent, vandalizing stadium property and broadcasting equipment.

A graphic video of Chiefs fans assaulting a security guard made rounds on social media. 18 people have been reported to be injured from the incident.

South African theatre actor Rajesh Gopie, just like most of us, wasn't impressed by the actions of the Chiefs fans. He took to his Facebook to condemn the incident, in a way that, well, actually didn't help.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Opens Up About Sexual Assault & Discusses the #MeToo Movement

The writer revealed her own experience, and spoke about challenging the culture of silence around sexual harassment.

Renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, revealed that she was sexually assaulted at the age of 17 in Lagos by "a big man in the media," while trying to get support for the publication of her first book.

The writer spoke about the experience in detail during her keynote address at the Stockholm Forum for Gender Equality on earlier this week, revealing how her assaulter was friendly at first, praising her intelligence and complimenting her on having written a book at such a young age, before proceeding to take advantage of her:

He was pleasant, avuncular, warm, and then he got up from his desk and walked around to where I was seated and stood behind me, and in a move that was as swift as it was shocking he slipped his hand under my button down shirt, under my bra and squeezed my breast. I was so taken aback that I did nothing for seconds. Then I pushed his hand away but gently, nicely, because I didn't want to offend him."
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Issa Rae, Kehinde Wiley, Tiffany Haddish and More Make TIME 100 List of Most Influential People

See the other African influencers who made the list.

This year's TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world has just been announced and some of course, some of or African artists, creatives and more made the prestigious list.

The publication noted how this year's list breaks new ground:

In other ways, the TIME 100, always a reflection of its moment, looks quite different than in the past. Influence increasingly knows no single zip code and no minimum age. A record 45 people on this list are under 40.

The list is broken down into five sections including pioneers, artists, leaders, icons and titans. It features a diverse group of Africans in each category, ranging from Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa who took office following the ousting of Robert Mugabe, to Daily Show host Trevor Noah, whose profile is written by the indomitable Lupita Nyong'o to Kenyan anti-female genital mutilation activist Nice Nailantei Leng'ete.

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