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Egyptian-American Rami Malek Wins Big at the 2019 Golden Globes

He's the second actor of Egyptian origin to snag the award for Best Actor in a Drama—this time for his role as Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'

Three time's a charm for Rami Malek as he makes history once again during awards season.

The Egyptian-American actor finally snagged his first Golden Globe after three nominations for Best Actor in a Drama for his star role as Queen's Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, Deadline reports.


This makes Malek, 37, the second actor of Egyptian origin to win this award after Omar Sharif, who won for his role as Yuri Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago in 1965. Malek is also the first actor of color to take this trophy home in 13 years since Forest Whitaker's win for his role as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland back in 2006.

Revisit his heartfelt acceptance speech below.

Rami Malek Wins Best Actor, Drama - 2019 Golden Globes (Highlight) youtu.be

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'Africa Is a Country Radio' Spotlights Cape Town in Latest Episode

Hosted by Chief Boima, the latest episode from 'Africa is a Country Radio' explores Cape Town's vibrant music scene from rapper YoungstaCPT to Cape Malay choral music, jazz and more.

Africa Is a Country Radio has shared its latest episode which puts Cape Town into the spotlight. The theme for the show's current season is port cities. Having explored the Black Atlantic and the Black Indian Ocean in their previous episodes, this latest episode positions Cape Town's history and so-called Cape Malay culture in the middle. The show is hosted by Sierra Leonean-American music producer and managing editor of the publication, Africa Is a Country, Chief Boima and also features two additional guests.

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Veteran South African Journalist Karima Brown Has Died

Tributes have been pouring in for journalist, political commentator and activist, Karima Brown, who has recently passed away from COVID-19.