• Nigeria: 10-Year-Old Nigerian in UK Varsity

    Ten year old Esther Okade, one of UK's youngest students from Nigeria, has been accepted to start her maths degree at the Open University. Esther, who enrolled three weeks ago, is already top of her class, scoring 100 per cent in a recent test. Esther's mother, Efe, said the process of applying to the university was 'an interesting one because of her age. From the age of seven Esther has wanted to go to university.

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  • IRS E-file Is Now Open And W2s are Here!


    The IRS is now accepting returns. Don't wait to do your taxes -- get your biggest refund, guaranteed and your taxes done right with TurboTax today.

  • White widow’s SA plot revealed - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA British citizen Samantha Lewthwaite, who lived in South Africa under a false identity, is linked to planned suicide bombings in South Africa. Johannesburg - South Africa’s State Security Agency (SSA) and foreign intelligence services foiled planned suicide bomb attacks by al-Qaeda in South Africa between 2007 and 2010, including one against a Jewish centre in Cape Town, according to secret SSA reports.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Reveals Secret to Long Life

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, said on Thursday that one of his secrets to a long life was "not filling my stomach". In a televised interview ahead of a huge birthday party in Victoria Falls, Mugabe said: "I do certain things that I believe sustain life. You must eat well, and really not go for food because it's attractive and feed yourself until your tummy is full," the longtime Zimbabwean leader said. Mugabe's half sister, Regina Gata, recently confirmed her brother's disciplined habits, saying he neither smokes nor drinks.

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  • Chris Brown thinks Rihanna made good choice dating Leonardo DiCaprio

    The Yeah 3x hitmaker - who was convicted of assaulting the Diamonds star in 2009 - insists he isn't "jealous" of his former girlfriend's rumoured new boyfriend and thinks she has made a good choice with the Hollywood hunk. Anything u need to hear is in all our music.

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  • Nike ultimatum to Ronaldo: Drop your CR7 footwear range or lose contract

    Nike has forced Cristiano Ronaldo to withdraw his range of CR7 footwear and threatened to break off their contract with him.

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  • 'Jihadi John' killer from Islamic State beheading videos named by media

    In videos released by Islamic State (IS), the masked, black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent appears to have carried out the beheadings of hostages including Americans and Britons. The Washington Post said Emwazi was believed to have travelled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined IS. "His real name, according to friends and others familiar with his case, is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming," the Post said. In each beheading video, he is dressed entirely in black, a balaclava covering all but his eyes and the ridge of his nose.

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  • Then And Now: 13 Of The Men From Britney Spears Music Videos

    Ever wonder what happened to that shirtless guy from the Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know video? So did we!

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  • In defence of Zuma’s right to hold offic

    Both columns, the original and the retread, launched an ill informed and ad hominem broadside at what Mashele considers the “uneducated and illiterate” in general, and at President Jacob Zuma in particular. Mashele then goes on to point an accusing finger at black South Africans, suggesting they are idiots for electing Zuma into office. Comparing South Africa’s political system to Kenya’s, Mashele wrote, “Yes, Zuma can be a herdsman in Kenya — not a president.

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  • Nigeria: Don Jazzy Buys Items Worth Half a Million Naira for Followers

    Multi award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, CEO of Mavin Records, Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy, has given out items worth half a million naira to his followers on micro-blogging site-Twitter, in celebration of his and Tiwa Savage endorsement deal with online shopping site, Konga.

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  • Fransman belongs in jail

    This column is a plea to the African National Congress to desist from stoking the flames of anarchy. No sooner had we recovered from that spectacle, with the speaker and opposition members apologising to each other, when Marius Fransman and his followers obstructed the Western Cape provincial opening of parliament. Surely when the ANC allows its members to undermine our constitutional democracy, by using the minstrels as its shock troops, it embeds practices in the social fabric of the nation that will become second nature. Firstly, Marius Fransman should be in jail for allegedly appropriating National Lottery funds for the minstrels for party political purposes.

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  • Krecjir’s son in bid to return to SA - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Denis Krejcir, son of controversial fugitive Radovan Krejcir, is desperately trying to return to South Africa. Pretoria - Denis Krejcir, son of controversial fugitive Radovan Krejcir, is desperately trying to return to South Africa after he was kicked out of the country in December. Denis, according to papers before the High Court in Pretoria, is in the Czech Republic at present. Marlene Nezar, 22, who described herself as his life partner, brought an urgent application against the Minister of Home Affairs.

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  • Astronaut unharmed, water pools in helmet after six-hour spacewalk

    Terry Virts was not harmed during the incident, which the US space agency described as "minor" compared to the near-drowning of an Italian astronaut when a similar problem occurred in 2013. Virts did not notice any water during the spacewalk, as he toiled for hours to lubricate the latching mechanisms on a robotic arm and helped his colleague Barry Wilmore get the space station's exterior ready for the arrival of commercial spaceships carrying astronauts in the coming years.

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  • Planned terror attack in South Africa foiled according to leaked spy documents

    The information arises from two State Security Agency presentations, which are among several leaked documents the broadcaster obtained. According to the presentations, the foiled attack came to light through Jermaine Grant, who was arrested in Kenya in December 2011 for alleged links to terrorism. During his arrest police found materials similar to those used during the July 7, 2005 suicide bomb attacks in London. The presentations stated that a financier arrested in April/May of 2011 said he was tasked by Al-Qaeda figure Harun Al Fadul, also known as Harun Fazul, to go to the United Arab Emirates and meet another person regarding the attack in South Africa.

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  • Generations, Muvhango snubbed as Isibaya, Binnelanders lead SAFTA nominations

    Cast and crew of the Mzansi Magic telenovela turned full time soapie may have their arms full with Safta gongs come 20 and 22 March. The drama received a slew of nominations including best TV soapie and nods for best actor for Bongani Gumede, best supporting actor nominations for Celeste Ntuli and Pallance Dladla. Since it's inception about three years ago, Isibaya has proven itself a force to be reckoned with despite losing key characters in the form of Sdumo Mtshali, Nomzamo Mbatha and Pallance Dladla.

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  • Now Bobbi’s aunt rushed to hospital - Tonight News

    AP Entertainer Bobby Brown,right, stands outside of Emory Hospital in Atlanta where his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is being treated, on February 5, 2015. London - Bobby Brown has postponed his upcoming tour so he can remain by his daughter's bedside. The 46-year-old singer was scheduled to perform three concerts in Australia next month, but has delayed the gigs until May while Bobbi Kristina Brown continues to "fight for her life" in hospital in Atlanta. The 21-year-old aspiring singer, whose mother is the late Whitney Houston, has been on life support since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in late January and her family are praying for a miracle.

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  • South Africa: Julius Malema's SONA 2015 Debate Speech Fact-Checked

    The debate on President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address saw impassioned speeches by the leaders of South Africa's two main opposition parties. In his response to the State of the Nation Address, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema made a number of claims about education and child labour. When the matric pupils who completed school in 2014 started grade two in 2004 there were 1,085,570 of them. The claim: "[O]nly 204,522 new entrant opportunities at universities were available this year.

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  • US-Israel row deepens - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu rebuffed criticism in Washington of his plans to speak in Congress, accusing world powers of forsaking a pledge to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Bethlehem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress next week will shatter already poor relations with President Barack Obama and test the resilience of US-Israeli ties. Since Netanyahu and Obama came to power in 2009 they have had a testy relationship, clashing over Israeli settlement building and the moribund Middle East peace process.

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  • Stage 2 load shedding on the cards

    Eskom has anounced it's likely to implement stage two load shedding today. The power utility says today's load shedding comes as a result of maintenance being done on a fleet of generators and technicians are reportedly experiencing difficulty bringing the fleet back online. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says, "Our engineers have been trying very hard to restore some of the generating units of power stations but so far they've been unable to return them back to service. In his State of the Nation Address earlier this month, President Jacob Zuma said government was doing everything in its power to resolve the energy challenge.

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  • AB’s over rate worry - Proteas Cricket

    The threat of a one-match ban for slow over rates is heaping extra pressure on Proteas skipper AB de Villiers. Sydney - The threat of a one-match ban for slow over rates is heaping extra pressure on AB de Villiers ahead of Friday's World Cup clash against West Indies, the South Africa skipper admitted on Thursday. De Villiers was fined 20 percent of his match fee after South Africa were found to be one over short of their target during their 130-run drubbing at the hands of India last Sunday. One more minor infraction by his team in any of their remaining matches will see the Proteas forced to play without their leader and top batsman for one game.

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  • Pistorius to stop murder charge acquittal appeal

    Jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has initiated a legal bid through his lawyers to stop prosecutors from appealing his acquittal on a murder charge relating to the fatal shooting of his model girlfriend Reeva SteenKamp. NPA spokesman Velekhaya Mgobhozi confirmed that the application would be heard by Judge Thokozile Masipa in the South Gauteng High Court on 13 March. Pistorius’ lawyer Brian Webber said the decision to apply for leave to appeal on Judge Thokozile Masipa’s ruling was because he believed she incorrectly allowed leave to appeal to the state. Webber said Masipa erred in allowing the appeal with regards to the matters of facts and law in the trial.

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