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Idris Elba’s Life Spirals Out of Control in Emotional '100 Streets' Trailer

Watch Idris Elba in the trailer for his new movie, the forthcoming British ensemble drama '100 Streets'

There’s a lot going on in the 100 Streets trailer. There’s a lot going on for Idris Elba in particular.


In the forthcoming drama from Irish director Jim O’Hanlon, the British actor plays Max, a recently retired rugby star struggling to adjust to his new life while fighting to save his marriage to Emily, a former actress played by Gemma Arterton.

The film’s emotional and rather deceptive U.S. trailer would have you believe it’s solely about Elba’s character. This isn’t actually the case. An official synopsis refers to 100 Streets as a “powerful ensemble drama” following three contrasting and interwoven stories as they play out in one square mile of modern day London (i.e. Crash UK).

It’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on in the trailer. (And okay, I’ll be honest, it doesn’t look very good.) Whatever the case, Elba appears to be on his A-game as things spiral way, way out of control for Max.

100 Streets opened in U.K. cinemas November 11 and heads to U.S. theaters and on demand on January 13.

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Interview: Meet Velemseni, Eswatini’s Queen of Soul

Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.