• Zimbabwe: Zuma, Khama Corner Mugabe

    PRESIDENTS Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Botswana's Ian Khama angrily clashed with their Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe over xenophobia in South Africa, with the two demanding that instead of blaming their neighbour, Zimbabwe and other Sadc states must fix their broken economies to curb the rising tide of immigration. While Sadc leaders met for an extraordinary summit in Harare on Wednesday to discuss an industrialisation strategy and roadmap, the major highlight of the meeting was the recent xenophobic violence and killings in South Africa which raised a storm of debate and anger across the region.

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  • Nigerians Most Sexually Satisfied People

    Nigerians have been rated as the most sexually satisfied people in the world.

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  • Wife of Rio Ferdinand dies | The New Age Online

    The wife of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has died following a short battle with cancer, he announced on Saturday. "My soulmate slipped away last night," the 36-year-old Queens Park Rangers player said in a statement. "Rebecca, my wonderful wife, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

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  • ANC to blame for bad work ethic

    Enough with the "South Africans are lazy" rant. There is merit in the argument that South Africa's work ethic leaves much to be desired when measured on labour productivity compared with other countries. South Africans want to work, they want to be self-reliant, they want to be proud of the legacy they are creating for their children. When Kenya got its independence in December 1963, the incoming independence government popularised the slogan "uhuru na kazi" (freedom and hard work).

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  • Former "Cosby Show" Guest Star Accuses Bill Cosby Of Rape

    On Friday, actor Lili Bernard stated at a news conference in New York City that in the early 1990s, Bill Cosby drugged and raped her. At the news conference, Bernard said, “He praised me. After all, he was Bill Cosby. On April 30, Bernard, along with her lawyer Gloria Allred, went to the police station in Atlantic City to report the alleged crime.

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  • Nigerian Army Releases Shocking Images of Sambisa Forest Survivors

    The Nigerian military has released heart-wrenching images of what it says are survivors rescued from the notorious Sambisa forest where they were held hostage by Boko Haram insurgents. The military released the images on Thursday. The images show women and children, most of them malnourished, suggesting the survivors were kept under extremely terrible conditions. The military said the true identity of some of the rescued women and girls are yet to be ascertained.

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  • DA students score victory in former ANC stronghold - City Press

    The student wing of the Democratic Alliance has achieved a watershed achievement: winning the student representative council elections at the University of Fort Hare, which for years has been an ANC stronghold. Yesterday the Democratic Alliance Students Organisation (Daso) won the student representative council elections on a 52.5% majority, in a first-ever victory. The DA students’ triumph came at a time when the institution is facing a National Student Financial Aid Scheme crisis.

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  • Burundi On the Brink

    Burundi is burning. If the UN, the international community and the African Union don't act quickly, and prepare to intervene if necessary, the small East African nation could explode into a full-scale civil war that will destabilize the entire Great Lakes region. When Faustin Kobagaya fled his northern Burundi home in March, sneaking through the night to the Rwandan border, he was running from what could soon become another violent chapter in his country's fratricidal history. As a 10-year-old in 1993, Mr. Kobagaya, a member of Burundi's Tutsi minority, lost most of his extended family in a wave of ethnic violence that followed the assassination of the country's first democratically elected president, Melchior Ndadaye.

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  • Durban mother tells of quake escape - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    Independent Media An emotional Roshiela Bhogal, of Avoca, Durban, hugs her daughter, Aryaa, as she is reunited with her family on her arrival back from Nepal at King Shaka International Airport. A Durban senior public prosecutor who survived Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal was reunited with her family at King Shaka International Airport on Thursday night. Roshiela Bhogal, 40, of Avoca, told of her terrifying ordeal as she ran from falling debris on a mountain track just after she had started climbing Mount Everest.

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  • Wenger: Jose lacks respect - Premier League

    Arsene Wenger fired the latest shot in his war of words with Jose Mourinho, branding the Chelsea boss disrespectful. London - Arsene Wenger fired the latest shot in his war of words with Jose Mourinho on Friday, branding the Chelsea manager disrespectful. In response to home fans chanting ‘boring, boring Chelsea’ during last weekend’s goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium, Mourinho claimed it was Arsenal’s 10-year title drought that was boring.

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  • Nigeria: UN Envoy Welcomes Release of 200 Nigerian Girls Held Captive By Boko Haram

    The United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, has welcomed the release of 200 girls from captivity by Boko Haram and called for the immediate release of all abducted girls, ahead of his meeting tomorrow with Nigerian President-Elect. "It is time to end the nightmare," said Mr. Brown, who will have talks with Nigerian President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari tomorrow about the missing girls. Some 276 girls were abducted by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, located in Nigeria's restive north-eastern Borno state, in April 2014, as the militant group ramped up brutal attacks targeting the African country's children.

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  • Machel warns state on xenophobia

    The widow of former president Nelson Mandela has warned the South African government to deal with the problems which have led to the recent xenophobic attacks or it will see them resurfacing again. Speaking at the memorial service of Emmanuel Sithole, Graça Machel told mourners that since the attacks were happening for the second time, the nation had no excuse not to deal with them decisively. Now we know how bad it can be ... our actions have to be proportional to the deep crisis we are going through," Machel said. Sithole was stabbed in Alexandra at the height of the xenophobic attacks that gripped the country.

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  • Baby first royal affected by new succession laws

    Prince William and his wife Kate's daughter, who was born on Saturday, is the first major royal who cannot be overtaken in the line of succession to the throne by any future younger brothers. British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced on March 28 that laws to end centuries of male primogeniture had taken effect, following the enactment of the required laws in Australia. The princess is fourth-in-line to the throne, after Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son Prince Charles, Charles's eldest son Prince William, and her older brother Prince George.

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  • Baxter aware of Raja Casablanca interest?

    Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has reportedly admitted that he is aware of the interest in his services from Moroccan side Raja Casablanca. According to Kickoff, Baxter has admitted that he is aware of Raja’s interest in his services, but insists his focus has been solely on Amakhosi campaign. “Someone made the (Raja Casablanca) interest known, but since then I have dedicated my time to winning the League with Kaizer Chiefs. Baxter has one season remaining with Chiefs, but the English-born coach is said to be unhappy at Amakhosi and is seeking a move away from the team.

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  • South Africa: 'I Will Rather Starve to Death in My Own Country Than Be Killed Like a Dog in a Foreign Country'

    Thousands of foreigners were repatriated to their home countries this week after spending weeks at camps for displaced people in KwaZulu-Natal. The camps were opened after a spate of xenophobic attacks throughout the country. QINISO MBILI was there when some foreign nationals boarded the buses on Tuesday. The last group of foreign nationals to be repatriated were the Malawians; the Zimbabweans and Mozambicans have already left.

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  • Tesla unveils battery to ‘transform energy infrastructure’

    Electric car pioneer Tesla unveiled a "home battery" Thursday which its founder Elon Musk said would help change the "entire energy infrastructure of the world". The Tesla Powerwall can store power from solar panels, from the electricity grid at night when it is typically cheaper, and provide a secure backup in the case of a power outage. In theory the device, which typically would fit on the wall of a garage or inside a house, could make solar-powered homes completely independent of the traditional energy grid. "The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world, to completely sustainable zero carbon," Mr Musk told reporters shortly before unveiling the Powerwall in a stylish warehouse space outside Los Angeles.

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  • Statues and foreigners loathed alike - South Africa | IOL News

    EPA Some of the estimated 10 000 people that marched during an anti-xenophobia peace march in Durban. Heritage experts have drawn parallels between the vandalism of historical monuments and the recent xenophobic attacks, saying both were symptoms of underlying frustrations fuelled by poverty, slow transformation and unemployment. The seminar came a month after numerous statues were defaced around the country by perpetrators who described them as symbols of white supremacy. While most of the monuments remained, the University of Cape Town management backed down and removed the statue of Cecil John Rhodes from its campus last month.

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  • Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home: reports

    Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 34, were killed by firing squad on Wednesday over their role in a plot to bring heroin to Australia from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, despite international pleas to Jakarta for clemency. Abbott said he understood the dismay and anger over the executions but respected Indonesia's sovereignty. "It really was terrible that these cruel and unnecessary executions went ahead," he told reporters in Sydney. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was unable to confirm reports that the men's bodies were on a flight which touched down early Saturday in Sydney.

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  • Malema rouses Rhodes crowd | Grocott's Mail Online

    With remarks such as this, Economic Freedom Fighters' Commander in Chief Julius Malema caused a stir inside and outside the Barratt lecture theatre at Rhodes University on Thursday 30 April. Among other remarks, the fiery orator called ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a sellout, slammed SA’s failure to ban foreign land ownership and was fulsome in his praise for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Despite threats earlier in the week carried on A4 posters and pamphlets that the EFF would be prevented from entering the campus, the event went ahead without incident.

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  • Zimbabwe: Immigrants Vow to Go Back to SA

    AFTER near-death experiences in Durban during the recent wave of xenophobic attacks which claimed at least seven lives, it would be reasonable to assume none of the survivors would ever want to set foot in that part of South Africa again. The tide of deadly xenophobic violence that swept through Durban left a trail of destruction and murder, forcing hundreds of foreigners to flee with terror back home. Some have vowed never to go back to South Africa. Less than an hour after stepping out into the harsh sun in searing hot Beitbridge on Friday aboard one of five buses for repatriated Zimbabweans, Nyikadzino told the Zimbabwe Independent that he was merely coming to cool his heels in his home town of Chitungwiza, dormitory town of Zimbabwe's capital Harare, before re-tracing his steps to the fabled "land of gold".

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