• Thando Thabethe's skin color questioned - Connect

    Thando Thabethe's skin color is being questioned, after a Twitter follower hinted that she may have bleached her skin.

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  • Briefcases stacked with dollars: How South Africa rigged the 2010 World Cup bid

    By May 2004, Jack Warner knew exactly which country he was going to back to host the 2010 World Cup. Warner, the head of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football or CONCACAF, had been a FIFA vice president since 1997 and had served on its executive committee since 1983. During this time, he had turned the choosing of World Cup hosts into a lucrative enterprise that paid him handsome bribes and kickbacks in exchange for his influence over voting in FIFA elections and for host countries.

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  • Nigeria: Jonathan Signs Electricity Bill, Five Others

    President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday signed six bills passed by the National Assembly.

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  • Fifty cows for Malia Obama

    Felix Kiprono said he was willing to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in order to fulfil his dream of marrying the US first daughter. "I got interested in her in 2008," Kiprono said in an interview with The Nairobian newspaper. At that time Obama was running for office for the first time and Malia was a 10-year-old. Kiprono said he intended to put his offer of marriage to Obama and hoped the president would bring his daughter with him when he made his first presidential visit to Kenya, the country in which his father was born, in July.

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  • Nigeria: State Earns N2.8 Trillion From Petroleum Products in Three Months

    Nigeria earned N2.838 trillion from the export of petroleum products in the first quarter of 2015, according to data released, yesterday, by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS. The amount is 64.18 per cent of the Federal Government's 2015 budget of N4.425 trillion. The NBS, in its Foreign Trade Statistics for the first quarter of 2015, stated that the export of petroleum products accounted for 87.86 per cent of Nigeria's total merchandise export of N3.23 trillion in the first quarter.

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  • Nigeria: Obama Nominates John Kerry, Olajuwon, Others for Buhari's Inauguration

    President Barack Obama of the United States of America (USA) on Wednesday released the final list of the White House delegation to grace the inauguration of the President elect, Maj General Muhammadu Buhari, which holds this Friday at the Eagles Square, Abuja.

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  • Lindiwe Mazibuko is now a Harvard graduate

    She now holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

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  • South Africa: Video of Zuma is Why Many Love to Hate Him

    President Jacob Zuma made a whole lot of people angry on Wednesday. This time he made fun of parliamentarians, in particular DA leader Mmusi Maimane's pronunciation of 'Nkandla'. If the president is meant to be under increasing pressure to answer questions over the R246 million upgrades to his private homestead in Nkandla, he certainly refused to show it. "Some people who could not pronounce Nkandla, they've now learned.

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  • Minnie, Kenny, Dineo and Zahara make news

    Another week has passed in celeb ville and these are stories you might have missed about Kenny Kunenen, Sophie Ndaba, Joey Rasdien and Minnie Dlamini. Minnie Dlamini has revealed that Bonang Matheba AKA Queen B is not her friend. Minnie apparently revealed this after she became tired of the two being compared. According to earlier claims from Matheba’s camp, when she was a presenter on SABC’s music show Live Dlamini was strictly instructed not to speak to her co-star.

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  • The seven most ridiculous things Fikile Mbalula said about the World Cup bribery allegations

    Sports and recreation minister Fikile Mbalula gave a press conference today, presenting his transformation report.

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  • FIFA scandal; If found guilty, SA will have to pay back the money

    Morocco‚ which lost the rigged bid to SA‚ may be able to demand compensation from the South African government. Government’s many pronouncements about the billions that the World Cup brought in to the country could be used to arrive at a total that Morocco could use to make such a demand. According to Washingtontimes.com news website, FIFA said it spent $1.298 billion on the World Cup in South Africa and also gave $100 million to the World Cup Legacy Trust, a fund that supports grassroots soccer projects. Meanwhile, South African Minister of Sports and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, is expected to brief the media today regarding the FIFA World Cup 2010 bribery allegations brought against FIFA by the US Attorney’s office.

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  • Hendrik Verwoerd's grandson welcomes plaque removal

    Wilhelm Verwoerd says honouring his grandfather rubbed salt in the wounds of black South Africans.

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  • Former Muvhango star joins Generations

    The cast of Generations: The Legacy is growing. Neshehe will be playing a businessman named Zola, who returns to South Africa after spending several years overseas. Neshehe was a one of Muvhango’s most popular actors, but was fired in 2008 because of lack of performance.

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  • New dawn for Nigeria?

    Buhari, 72, has said the corrupt and corruption will have no place in his administration, sparking fears of a wide-ranging crackdown similar to his previous time as military ruler in the 1980s. Buhari has promised to declare his personal assets and liabilities for greater transparency and accountability. Boko Haram is currently seen as on the run but security experts say the war is far from over, with sporadic attacks continuing and the likelihood the rebels could regroup in border regions. Nearly 66% of Nigeria's population of more than 170 million is under 30.

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  • Anglo American announces changes to South African leadership structure

    ANGLO American on Thursday announced changes to its leadership structure in SA, effective from June 1. In light of SA’s strategic importance to Anglo American, this reorganisation of the board of Anglo American South Africa is expected to bring greater effectiveness and alignment across the group’s diversified mining businesses in South Africa, the company said. Following Michael Spicer’s decision to retire as chairman of the Anglo American SA board, Mark Cutifani, CE of Anglo American, will assume the role of chairman. Norman Mbazima, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, will assume the role of deputy chairman of Anglo American South Africa, fulfilling the fiduciary duties of the Anglo American South Africa board while continuing to lead the Kumba business.

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  • Study reveals why girls join IS - World News | IOL News

    AP In this still taken from CCTV, Amira Abase, left, Kadiza Sultana, centre, and Shamima Begum walk through Gatwick airport, south of London. The three teenage girls left the country in a suspected bid to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group. London - The notion that young women are travelling to Syria solely to become “jihadi brides” is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalised, new research suggests. Young women are joining the so-called Islamic State group for many reasons, including anger over the perceived persecution of Muslims and the wish to belong to a sisterhood with similar beliefs, according to a report released on Thursday by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London.

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  • Ja Rule And Ashanti Are Touring Together In Australia

    Another reason to move to Australia, tbh.

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  • Nigeria: Buhari to Query Secret Sale of Over U.S.$1 Billion New Telecom Spectrums

    Once President-elect Muhammadu Buhari assumes office, he will focus his searchlight on the circumstances surrounding the secret sale of Digital Dividend Spectrum (DDS) licences valued at over $1 billion in the last few months by President Goodluck Jonathan. Already, one of the terms of reference handed to the Alhaji Ahmed Joda-led transition committee last week was to provide a brief overview of the goings-on at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), among other key government agencies, and provide quick-fixes within 30 days, 100 days and six months for the Buhari-led government. According to an exclusive report published this week by online newspaper, Technology Times, ahead of the 2015 general elections, President Jonathan secretly sold two spectrums in the 800MH and 700MH to the chairman of Visafone, Mr Jim Ovia, and Otunba Mike Adenuga's Globacom respectively without recourse to public auction. The licensing did not pass through the normal bidding process, thereby preventing the NCC, the statutory body, from advertising and supervising a public auction.

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  • Obama workout: strength and power - IOL Lifestyle

    The Washington Post First Lady Michelle Obama demonstrates exercises as part of a #Gimmefive video taping in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Gymnasium of the White House. Washington - When a friend suggested I take a look at the workout video tweeted by first lady Michelle Obama, I was sceptical.

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  • South Africa: White South Africans Are Worse Than Hitler, Says Suspended Wits SRC President

    White South Africans are worse than Hitler, Education Minister Blade Nzimande is anti-Black, Wits University is an animal farm and he will never work for the fathers of "arrogant Zionist Jewish kids". Dlamini had written on Facebook last month that he admired Hitler for his "charisma and organisational skills" and that there was an element of Hitler in all white men.

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