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Tsitsi Dangarembga: Zimbabwe needs #MeToo moment

Thirty years after her iconic debut novel, Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga is back with a final look at her heroine's harrowing journey through the Mugabe years, hoping to spark debate about violence against women in her country.

Nobel Prize season opens without Literature Prize

The announcement on Monday of the Nobel Medicine Prize opens this year’s amputated awards season, with no Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years because of a #MeToo scandal.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018, Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault arrives at the district court in Stockholm, where he attended the final hearing in his trial for rape and sexual assault, allegations that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize.The court jailed the Frenchman in the Nobel scandal for two years for rape. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRAND

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for two years for rape

A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Julie Swetnick accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Julie Swetnick became the third woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct after her lawyer tweeted a declaration of the allegations on Wednesday.

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault

US television icon Bill Cosby was on Tuesday sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by a judge in Norristown, Pennsylvania for sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago.

Sexual assault: Bill Cosby faces 30 years in prison

Bill Cosby, 81-year-old American comedian could face the rest of his life in jail after he was found guilty of sexual assault in April after a jury heard allegations from Andrea Constand.
Lead actor in a limited series or movie nominee John Legend dances onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards with the One of Each dancers -- a dig at the lack of diversity in Hollywood. ROBYN BECK-AFP-Getty Images

Emmy Awards 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ wins best drama series

HBO’s record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.
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‘Game of Thrones’ back at Emmys for duel with ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Hollywood’s A-listers gather on Monday to honour the best in television at the Emmy Awards, with record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” back in the competition and once again looking to slay its rivals.
Buddhist Master Xuecheng arrives at the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing in March 3. Getty Images

Monk removed as head of Chinese temple amid sex probe

The former head of China’s government-run Buddhist association has been removed as abbot of a Beijing temple following a sexual assault investigation, officials said.
Buddhist Master Xuecheng arrives at the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing in March 3. Getty Images

Top China Buddhist leader quits in sex probe

The head of China’s government-run Buddhist association quit his post on Wednesday amid an investigation into allegations that he coerced several nuns into having sex with him.
Buddhist Master Xuecheng arrives at the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing in March 3. Getty Images

China investigates buddhist monk accused of coercing nuns into sex

China’s religious affairs administration said on Thursday it would investigate claims a high-ranking Buddhist monk sexually harassed nuns and coerced them into sex, the latest case of a prominent figure accused of sexual misconduct in China.
Mesut Ozil

#MeTwo: Mesut Ozil supported by Germans from minority backgrounds

Thousands of Germans from ethnic minority backgrounds have shared their experiences of discrimination on social media using the hashtag '#MeTwo, after Mesut Ozil quit the national team saying he faced "racism and disrespect" because of his Turkish roots.

Sylvester Stallone under probe for sexual assault

US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported last year, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Don’t get pregnant for World Cup guests – MP warns Russian women

Russian women should refrain from sleeping with visiting World Cup fans, or getting pregnant for them, so as to avoid becoming single mothers with mixed-race children, a lawmaker who heads the parliament’s family committee said Wednesday.

South African company apologises for sexist beer campaign

A South African company has apologised for the branding of its new range of craft beers, which sparked an outcry, especially among women.

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sexual assault charges

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assaults.

From Hollywood ‘god’ to #MeToo pariah: The disgrace of Weinstein

For decades, he was the kingmaker lording it over Hollywood who Meryl Streep famously called “God.” But on Friday, Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, the most famous pariah of the #MeToo cause.

Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment

Multiple women are accusing Morgan Freeman of sexual misconduct, CNN reported Thursday.

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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

EFCC arraigns Malik Kayode, company over alleged N160 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday charged a businessman, Malik Kayode, and his company MIKA Resources Nig. Ltd. before a Federal High Court Lagos, over alleged N160 million fraud.

Officials: US airstrike wiped out al-Shabaab camp

Somali intelligence officials say the largest US military airstrike against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia in nearly a year largely destroyed a training camp where recruits were preparing to graduate and killed more fighters than the US announced.

2019: Court restrains APC from fielding candidates in Delta

A court has temporarily barred Nigeria’s governing party, APC, from presenting candidates for the 2019 elections in Delta State.

Bianca Ojukwu: APGA hijacked by mercenaries

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has been hijacked by ‘mercenaries’, Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Spain, Bianca Ojukwu, has said.
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Arsene Wenger has offers from ‘all over the world’

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he expects to be back in work on 1 January and has received offers from "all over the world".