″‘Black Panther’ creates a precedent that kills the ability of folks to misrepresent and distort the continent,” Gurira said. “The things that it checks off: Complex African female characters; African language on a big screen; African characters who are varied in many different ways and heroic; The heroism of Africans for themselves and not needing a white hero — go figure — to reach their goals; Celebrating so many specific African cultural-isms. No one can really now try to put forth some product where Africa is seen begging for a white superhero to come and save it.” … [Read more...] about ‘Black Panther’ takes blockbusters to Africa, and the future
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South African actress Connie Chiume told the audience before the screening in Johannesburg: “I think we will walk out of here and the world will have changed. Africa, we are here. We’ve arrived.” … [Read more...] about ‘We’ve arrived:’ South Africans cheer ‘Black Panther’ launch
Hungary’s economy grew by 4.9% last year but several analysts now expect a recession this year, as big carmakers have already announced temporary shutdowns lasting for weeks, and sectors like tourism have collapsed. (Reporting by Marton Dunai; Editing by Mark Heinrich and Pravin Char) … [Read more...] about UPDATE 1-Hungary prepares $30 billion package to jump-start economy
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Amazon paid only £4.5m in UK tax according to its most recent filing, despite reporting British sales of £8.7bn. Apple UK paid only £10m in tax on British sales of £1.2bn.digital services tax on US technology companies to make sure “these global giants with profitable businesses in the UK pay their fair share”. … [Read more...] about Google’s UK staff paid package of £226,000 on average in 2018