• Man dies following Black Mamba bite

    A man in his early 30s has been killed after he was bitten by a Black Mamba in Mpumalanga. Local police were called, and the man was rushed to hospital, where he was certified dead on arrival, Mpumalanga News reported. According to an eyewitness, the man was with others on a field when the snake surprised them. “I think the snake got defensive when they tried to kill it.

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  • Zimbabwe: Outstanding Zimbabweans in Cape Town to be Honoured

    NOMINEES have been revealed for the inaugural Cape Town Zimbabwe Excellence Awards.

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  • Senzo Meyiwa's parents know who killed him: report

    Slain Orlando Pirates soccer player Senzo Meyiwa's parents are adamant that they know who killed him.

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  • Muntari splashes on $900,000 Mercedes

    Footballers are known to be the all eyes on me when comes to exotic pimped cars but AC Milan and Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has taken it to another level. On Tuesday the talented midfielder took a picture of himself next to his top of the range Mercedes Brabus G63 AMG 6×6 limited edition. Since 2013, Muntari has owned a 4fk Motorsport garage in Milan where the wealthy go to pimp their rides.

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  • Co-pilot ‘deliberately’ crashed Alps plane - World News | IOL News

    AP Police hold media away from the house where Andreas Lubitz lived in Montabaur, Germany. Lubitz was the copilot on flight Germanwings 9525 that crashed with 150 people on board in the French Alps. Paris - The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside “intentionally” sent the plane into its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the commander left the cockpit, presumably to go to the lavatory, and then was unable to regain access.

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  • 19 Things Everyone In A New Relationship Is Guilty Of Doing

    Pretending you don't have bodily functions.

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  • 'If Cristiano Ronaldo touched his balls, he should be punished'

    Spain Professional Football League (LFP) president Javier Tebas has suggested Cristiano Ronaldo should be punished after he was alleged to have

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  • Feature: How Boko Haram is beating US efforts to choke its financing

    Two years later, Shekau's skepticism appears well founded: his Islamic militant group is now the biggest security threat to Africa's top oil producer, is richer than ever, more violent and its abductions of women and children continue with impunity. As the United States, Nigeria and others struggle to track and choke off its funding, Reuters interviews with more than a dozen current and former US officials who closely follow Boko Haram provide the most complete picture to date of how the group finances its activities. "Our suspicions are that they are surviving on very lucrative criminal activities that involve kidnappings," U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield said in an interview. Until now, US officials have declined to discuss Boko Haram's financing in such detail.

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  • Pilot locked out of cockpit before French Alps crash: report

    The source told AFP Thursday that cockpit recordings recovered from the crash site indicated one of the seats was pushed back and the door opened and closed. All those on board were killed when Germanwings flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed in remote terrain Tuesday, after an unexplained eight-minute descent in mid-flight. The cockpit recording showed the pilots speaking normally in German at the start of the flight, the source said, adding that it could not be determined if it was the captain or the first officer who left the cockpit. The New York Times cited a senior military official involved in the investigation as saying the black box data indicated one pilot tried unsuccessfully to bash his way back in to the cockpit.

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  • Nigeria: Malaysia to Hang Nigerian Student for Drug Trafficking

    A 29-year-old Nigerian student at a private college in Malaysia, Luke Nnaemeka Ugwu, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Malaysian High Court for drug trafficking.

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  • EFF wins elections at VUT

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has won a landslide victory at the Vaal University of Technology. With a historic voter turnout of 4442, the EFF took all the 15 contested seats with its presidential candidate scoring 2389 against Sasco’s 1973: leading with 416 votes. Troy Mathebula is the new EFFSC presidential candidate, who received 2 389 votes to the 1 973 of the Sasco candidate. ANC Sasco has been deposed from an SRC leadership position it had won easily numerous times in recent years.

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  • Whitney Houston's mom will cope if Bobbi Kristina doesn't recover

    Doctors attempted to bring Bobbi Kristina out of a medically induced coma last month, but suffered a "setback" when she suffered a number of seizures. A source said at the time: "This is a horrible setback.

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  • Oxford University weighs in on Rhodes statue saga

    Oxford University's Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton added his voice to the ongoing discussion around the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes Statue from the University of Cape Town (UCT’s) campus. The university held a debate on campus on Wednesday about the statue which they feel is a symbol of racism and a lack of transformation at the university.

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  • 10 Jeremy Clarkson quotes - Connect

    Jeremy Clarkson has finally been fired from Top Gear. Here are 10 Clarkson quotes.

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  • De Kock in a ‘catch-22 situation’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The ongoing secrecy around Eugene de Kock’s parole conditions hints at an illegal deal with Correctional Services, Cope has said. “I’ve never seen such a parole,” Cope spokesman Dennis Bloem said. “I suspect that these people have made a deal with Eugene de Kock to say that he will come up and point out some of the other cases that have still not been solved. Bloem said there was speculation that De Kock did not in fact have the knowledge to resolve those cases.

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  • ‘No blacks’ Chinese restaurant shut down - Africa | IOL News

    AFP A picture taken on March 25, 2015 in Nairobi shows the Chinese restaurant that has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons. Nairobi - A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said on Wednesday. The restaurant became the focus of city authorities after furious residents took to social media to denounce an apparently racist policy of not allowing African patrons to eat there after 5pm - pushing #RacistRestaurant, #NoBlacksHere and #TheChineseInvasion to be top trending topics. The owners of the restaurant said the measure had been put in place following a robbery in 2013, and have apologised for causing any offence, the Daily Nation reported.

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  • Miss World in lion's den

    Yesterday, Volksrust-born Rolene Strauss visited the Leeuwkop Prison in Johannesburg as part of her Beauty with a Purpose initiative. Inmates, who swapped their orange overalls for brown choir uniforms, were overwhelmed by the 22-year-old. Strauss said she had faced her biggest fear when she washed an elephant in Sri Lanka. "Between an elephant and a tsunami, I don't know which one is my biggest fear.

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  • Malawi: Joyce Banda Hits Back At Mutharika

    Malawi's ex-president and leader of the Peoples Party, Joyce Banda, has advised African leaders that they risk having their public support plunge into oblivion if they continue to ignore electorates' calls for accountability and transparency. People are now demanding accountability, transparency and good governance. Joyce Banda who was scorned by former Malawi first lady, Calista Mutharika as a fritters' woman not befitting the presidency, said times have changed now.

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  • HRC advises leaders to choose words carefully - Daily News | News

    The South African Human Rights Commission has reiterated its warning to leaders to choose their words carefully when making any comments in public. Isaac Mangena, spokesman for the commission, cemented the watchdog’s stance in response to Daily News queries on Wednesday, after King Goodwill Zwelithini’s comments regarding foreigners at the weekend ignited furious debate. The monarch said, as was reported in Daily News’s sister newspaper Isolezwe, and on radio station Igagasi FM, foreigners should go back to their home countries because they were changing the nature of South African society with their amanikiniki or goods and enjoying wealth that should have been for local people.

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  • Zille booed at Jazz Festival concert - Politics | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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