• Cameroon president’s daughter posts racy photo on Instagram, then deletes

    The daughter to the president of the Republic of Cameroon, Brenda Biya may have found herself on the wrong side of history after posting and later deleting a picture of her kissing a mystery boy on her Instagram. This is the very first time Brenda has posted such an intimate photograph on her Instagram.

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  • Maimane’s no Zille, says Malema - Special Features | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF leader Julius Malema did not hold back on his thoughts about Mmusi Maimane during an interview. Durban - Asked if the DA’s parliamentary leader, Mmusi Maimane, would make a good leader of the party, Julius Malema said in an interview on Gagasi FM on Thursday night that it was for the DA to decide, but he had his reservations. “I think Mmusi can make a very good principal; he’s not a politician … We are over the moon as the EFF because we won’t have serious competition – from Helen to Mmusi? “It is the fastest-growing political party in the country,” he said, adding that this would be made easier by the pending departure of DA leader Helen Zille.

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  • Beauty in the face of hatred - Weekend Argus

    NIGERIAN-born beauty Aminat Ayinde, who has strutted on catwalks and featured on magazine covers around the world, has told of how she encountered xenophobia in Cape Town. Ayinde was physically attacked in Sea Point last year by a man who thought she was Congolese, and told her to go back to her own country. Ayinde, who appeared on TV’s America’s Next Top Model five years ago, now lives in Cape Town. My concern is Africa, to give back to us, our land and our people,” said Ayinde.

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  • Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in ad controversy - Weekend Argus

    NEW DELHI -A major Indian jewellery chain has withdrawn an advert featuring Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with a dark-skinned boy holding a parasol over her after it was slammed by activists and on social media for being racist and promoting child slavery. Kalyan Jewellers, which employs about 4000 people across India, said the advertisement featured in a national newspaper on April 17 was intended to present “royalty, timeless beauty and elegance”. The ad shows Rai Bachchan, 41, a former Miss World and goodwill ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, in regal Indian attire and adorned with jewellery, reclining under a parasol held by a boy of darker skin. In an open letter to Rai Bachchan published on Indian website Scroll, a group of social activists said the image reflected 17th and 18th century European paintings of noblewomen with their child servants and was “insidiously racist”.

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  • Immigrants to Zuma: SA is our last hope

    Several representatives of immigrants on Friday requested President Jacob Zuma to intervene in efforts to regularise their stay and be integrated in the diverse South African community. Zuma spent five hours in a meeting with the leaders of the immigrants’ organisations at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria following rampant incidents of xenophobic violence in the country. Frank Ntwali of the Commission for Human Rights of Refugees said in his native Rwanda, democracy remains a mirage prompting millions to cross borders in search of security and safety. “We come to South Africa to complain but we cannot do it in our own countries.

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  • Alexandra hostel raided in weapons search - PHOTOS

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  • Where is Nigeria's Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau?

    Speculation over the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau are mounting following several months since his last appearance.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - SERAP Drags South Africa to ICC Over Attacks On Nigerians, Others

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Mrs. Fatou Bensouda to use her "good offices and position to investigate allegations of hate speech by the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, which has resulted in killing, violence and discrimination against Nigerians and other African citizens living in South Africa, as well as the complicity/negligence of the country's law enforcement agencies to prevent these crimes against civilian pop

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  • Robert Marawa is an 'absent' father, says mother of his child

    In an open letter posted on her Facebook page, Marawa’s former girlfriend and mother of his son Awande, Zoe Mthiyane, lifts the lid on how she had to “suffer alone” with her son and how she relied on friends for accommodation. The Australia-based actress and model said she had battled without success to get Marawa to be involved in their child’s life. "Over the years I have suffered alone in South Africa prior to my taking a job in Australia, even relying on friends to accommodate our son and I. My support structure in Australia have seen me manoeuvre a foreign country, with a baby without your participation, financial support or enquiry on how he was doing.

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  • Worth a thousand: Can a picture say too much? | Daily Maverick

    A new wave of xenophobia has swept across KwaZulu Natal and to other parts of South Africa, mostly on the Reef. The ugly truth of just how ethnic chauvinism and Afrophobia plays out on the ground has remained vaguely defined. What's your view of pics taken by a journalist of Emmanuel Sithole being stabbed in Alex? Should journalists not take or show such pictures?

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  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia Chokes Bus Operators

    BUS operators plying the Harare-Johannesburg route yesterday said business has nosedived following the xenophobic attacks that have gripped South Africa. Eagle Liner's regional information technology sales specialist, Mr Noble Toto, said daily revenue had dwindled significantly since April 18. Mr Toto said their buses would sometimes leave for Johannesburg with between 23 and 30 passengers out of a possible 67. Yesterday one of the Eagle Liner coaches left Harare with only 17 passengers.

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  • 'No disrespect to Muhammad Ali, but...I'm the best ever', says Mayweather

    Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather this week defended his claim that he is a superior fighter to Muhammad Ali, saying the man regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxer in history “did it in one division” only.

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  • Winnie: ANC is tearing itself apart - Politics | IOL News

    THE STAR Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, seen at her home in Orlando West, Soweto, says the ANC should seriously consider changing to a constituency-based electoral system. Johannesburg - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has appealed to the ANC to “seriously consider” amending the constitution to change the electoral system from proportional representation to a constituency-based system. “Our problem, of course, will always be this proportional representation,” Madikizela-Mandela said this week in an interview.

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  • AUTHOR INTERVIEW: A book that is meant to be read for the satire it is

    IT SEEMS particularly apt that the distinguished itinerant, satirical author Christopher Hope, a mild-mannered man whose powerful words resulted in the apartheid government banning his works in 1975, meets me at OR Tambo airport en route from France, via Cape Town, to Washington. It opens in SA, as you might hope given his South African roots. "South Africans are as obsessed with skin colour as ever they were," he remarks.

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  • James May not returning to Top Gear - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

    James May is set to leave Top Gear. London - Captain Slow has now practically confirmed that he will not be going back to Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson. Speaking to MediaGuardian, James May said that if Richard Hammond and himself were to pair up with a “surrogate Jeremy” it would simply be “lame”. You can't just put a surrogate Jeremy in and expect it to carry on.

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  • Battle is on for CAF qualification | The New Age Online

    With Kaizer Chiefs having won the Absa Premiership, attention has shifted to what turns out to be a tightly contested three-horse race for second place between Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates. The race for second spot, which comes with the handsome reward of CAF Champions League football next season,starts in earnest when fourth-placed Pirates host the unpredictable University of Pretoria at Orlando Stadium tonight. The Buccaneers have not had enough time to prepare for the visit of Tuks as they only returned home on Wednesday from their CAF Confederation Cup assignment in Gabon where they fought to a credible 2-2 draw against CF Mounana.

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  • Criticism of Zulu king mostly unjustified

    THE alleged role of King Goodwill Zwelithini in sparking the wave of xenophobic violence has exposed the Zulu monarch to widespread and mostly unfair criticism. For his first 20 years on the throne, he was the puppet of his uncle, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who sought to mobilise amaZulu by appealing to their culture and language. Zwelithini was in this way a partly unwitting participant in the retribalisation project of the late apartheid state.

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  • Blue Ivy pushed Tina Knowles to re-marry | The New Age Online

    "In September we went on a boat with Beyonce and Jay-Z and when we came out one night dressed to go to dinner, Blue said, 'Oh, you all look beautiful. Richard said, 'Oh, Blue, soon. Tina and Richard tied the knot on Sunday, April 12 on a super yacht cruising around Newport Beach, California.

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  • 10 foreign drug convicts face firing squad in Indonesia

    Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet, diplomats said on Friday. Among the convicted drug offenders set to face the firing squad are nationals from Australia, Brazil, France and Nigeria and the case has strained relations between the governments of those nations and Indonesia. Security was heightened on Friday at the prison island of Nusakambangan off the Javanese port of Cilacap, where the executions will take place.

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  • Cyril Ramaphosa ‘was right to be careful on Lesotho’ - City Press

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was right to deal with Lesotho “extremely carefully” in the Southern African Development Community mediation process in the country, an ex-electoral commissioner has said. Fako Likoti, former commissioner of the Lesotho Independent Electoral Commission, told an Institute of Security Studies briefing on Lesotho in Pretoria today that South Africa’s contribution to Lesotho had to be a “calculated one”.

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