South Africans have mixed feelings about Kgosientso Ramokgopa, first electricity minister

Observers have mixed feelings about Kgosientho Ramogkopa, South Africa’s first-ever electricity minister. While he’s highly praised as progressive technocrat, the 48-year-old is also deemed a tainted figure. Ramokgopa, nicknamed ‘Sputla’ reportedly for his prolific football skills in his youthful days, appears to be one of Cyril Ramaphosa’s favourites. He’s the type of minister the president … Read more

His gruesome crimes were a basis for ‘Silence of the Lambs.’ The sister of one of his victims has mixed feelings about his execution

CNN  —  Tracey Lomax watched from the viewing room of a state prison in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, as her sister’s killer received a lethal injection. Convicted murderer Gary Heidnik had received his last meal – black coffee and two slices of cheese pizza – shortly before he was executed on July 6, 1999. Applause broke out … Read more

Hong Kong bans rapper who joked about hurting the feelings of the Chinese people — Radio Free Asia

Hong Kong authorities have banned a Malaysian rapper who recorded a satirical song about Beijing’s ‘fragility,’ while two people have been arrested for possessing “seditious” children’s stories about sheep amid a crackdown on dissent in the city under a harsh national security law. Namewee had earlier announced his 16-city “Big Bird” world tour would kick … Read more

‘The Last Of Us’ Used A Real Giraffe In Finale Scene – And Twitter Has Mixed Feelings

*Warning: Spoilers ahead for “The Last of Us” below!* The giraffe scene in “The Last of Us” — a pivotal and emotional moment that occurs during the post-apocalyptic survival game — was re-created using a real giraffe for Sunday’s season finale of the hit HBO show. The scene, in which Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie … Read more