FACES IN THE NEWS
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.