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THUSO MBEDU: The South African ac­tress was nom­i­nated for an In­ter­na­tional Emmy award in the best per­for­mance by an ac­tress cat­e­gory for her role in Mzansi Magic se­ries Is’thunzi. She is the only African to get the nod. HUGH HEFNER: The founder of the in­ter­na­tional adult magazine Playboy died at the age of 91 at his home in Los An­ge­les, from nat­u­ral causes. Playboy be­came the largest­selling men’s magazine in the world. MANAL AL-SHARIF: She be­came the face of the women’s driv­ing move­ment in 2011 when she posted a video of her­self on Youtube driv­ing in Saudi Ara­bia. Last week, Saudi King Salman said women must be al­lowed to drive. PAUL TERGAT: The leg­endary long dis­tance run­ner is the new Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee of Kenya (Nock) pres­i­dent. He was elected un­op­posed af­ter the Gen­eral Assem­bly knocked out his only chal­lenger Pa­trick Muyah. MARIAM EL MAAWY: The Kenyan Public Works Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary died on Septem­ber 27 while un­der­go­ing treat­ment in South Africa. This fol­lowed an at­tack by al-shabaab ter­ror­ists on July 13.

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