• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lindiwe Mazibuko is now a Harvard graduate

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

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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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  • Zuma an inarticulate, homophobic, sexist, afrophobic, kleptomaniac clown: opposition

    "He accused the opposition of “political poverty”. Zuma must explain what is “politically rich” about his constant “my babo” refrain or if that is a political concept worth responding to," the Economic Freedom Fighters' Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi said in a media release. "If this ANC provided any substance like the ANC of Thabo Mbeki, Joel Netshitendze, and Sidney Mufumadi, the opposition would probably have something to nibble on; but on Zuma’s table of discourse is only unrelated sophomore broken speech accompanied by super unethical and uncontrollable parasitic appetite for public resources.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 50 cows to wed Obama's girl! - Back Page | IOL News

    REUTERS A Kenyan lawyer has offered President Barack Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats to wed is daughter Malia. London - A Kenyan lawyer has offered President Barack Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in return for his eldest daughter Malia’s hand in marriage. Felix Kiprono Matagei, who is also listed as an Oxford University student on his Facebook profile, said he has been ‘interested’ in Malia, 16, since Mr Obama’s first presidential campaign in 2008, when she was ten.

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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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  • Spain charges Shekau over 2013 attack - World News | IOL News

    Spain's state prosecutor charged the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, with terrorism and crimes against humanity over a 2013 attack on a Nigerian town in which a Spanish nun was injured. Madrid - Spain's state prosecutor charged the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, with terrorism and crimes against humanity over a 2013 attack on a Nigerian town in which a Spanish nun was assaulted, court papers said.

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  • Michelle Obama worth $40 as a slave, says IS

    In a new edition of its propaganda magazine, IS vows to bring slave markets to the West and claims the American First Lady isn't worth all that much.

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  • FA Cup record not Wenger’s concern

    Arsene Wenger will seek to guide Arsenal to a record 12th FA Cup triumph when they face Aston Villa on Saturday and become the most successful manager in the history of the grand old competition. Pitted against famished Premier League opponents Villa, who are desperate for success after a 19-year trophy drought and faced a relegation battle this season, Wenger’s side are ready to retain the trophy they won last year against Hull City.

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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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  • We are safe, jihadi teens tell families - World News | IOL News

    AP Militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. Three runaway British girls who are feared to have joined ISIS in Syria have made contact with their families, according to reports. Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, assured relatives that they are safe and have been separated from one another, a lawyer for their families told the BBC. Speaking from the Turkish-Syrian border, the woman told Sky News that the girls would never go home, and would probably die in Iraq or Syria.

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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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  • Beef over Chris over?

    Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran has finally opened up about how she feels about Rihanna. Chris Brown dumped Karrueche Tran for Rihanna after the Barbadian singer’s Oprah interview, where she said Brown was the love of her life. Chris Brown also revealed that he was inlove with both of them.

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