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Tuesday, June 26, 2007
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Rama Yade is one of 17 junior ministers that were appointed to President Nicolas Sarkozy's rightwing French government following parliamentary elections. She is minister for human rights.
Yade was born in Dakar, the daughter of a Senegalese diplomat, but grew up with her mother and three sisters on the outskirts of Paris, where she studied political science, moving on to an administrator's job in the French Senate.
The film is title "The Human Factor." Freeman will co-produce the film, which is based on John Carlin's book of the same name.
It is set during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, when Mr Mandela used the country's hosting of the tournament to help heal divisions between blacks and whites.
Freeman travelled to South Africa last year to discuss the project with the former president.
"I have known Nelson Mandela personally for quite some time, and am continually in awe of his enormous presence in the world," Freeman - who won a best supporting actor Oscar for Million Dollar Baby in 2005 - said.
The film is being made by Freeman's production company, Revelations Entertainment, with a script by South African writer Anthony Peckham.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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The 29-year-old becomes the youngest winner, and the first from Africa, to win for her novel Half A Yellow Sun, set in the 1960s Biafran civil war.
Both her grandfathers died in that conflict and she said: "This book is my refusal to forget."
She beat five other contenders for the £30,000 women-only award, including Kiran Desai, shortlisted for her Booker Prize winner The Inheritance of Loss.