• 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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  • Fifa Corruption: Six things we learned about SA’s alleged involvement on Thursday | Daily Maverick

    On Wednesday, several high-ranking officials were arrested in Zurich, ahead of Fifa’s annual congress. The US justice department released a 164-page indictment that makes for bone chilling reading. Among the most alarming of allegations is South Africa’s alleged involvement. The exact details remain murky for now, but the overwhelming response from the South African camp has been denial, denial, denial. Dominic Chimhavi, Safa’s director of communications, went as far as to tweet, "No need to press any panic button regarding the Fifa 2010 World Cup.

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  • British teen gang raped in Thailand - World News | IOL News

    AFP This 2014 combination of handout images shows British students, Hannah Witheridge, left, and David Miller. A British teenager has been brutally kidnapped, raped and robbed by a gang of local bikers at a picturesque backpacking resort in Thailand, it was claimed last night. The 19-year-old had been dining with friends in a popular town in western Thailand before she was allegedly grabbed off the street by a motorbike gang. The attack comes just eight months after British backpackers David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were murdered on a Thai beach.

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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 Nigerian president vows to crush

    In his inaugural address as elected leader of Africa's most populous nation and biggest oil producer, Buhari also painted a picture of an economy in crisis after a collapse in the price of crude, which accounts for the bulk of state revenue. "The armed forces will be fully charged with prosecuting the fight against Boko Haram," the 72-year-old former military ruler announced. "We cannot claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage," he said. Hundreds of other Boko Haram captives have been freed by the military in recent weeks, but the Chibok girls, whose capture caused a global outcry, have still not been found.

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  • What men look for in a wife

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  • Obama workout: strength and power - IOL Lifestyle

    The Washington Post First Lady Michelle Obama demonstrates exercises as part of a #Gimmefive video taping in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Gymnasium of the White House. Washington - When a friend suggested I take a look at the workout video tweeted by first lady Michelle Obama, I was sceptical.

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  • Chelsea in Falcao talks - Premier League

    REUTERS Chelsea opened talks with Radamel Falcao and his representatives over the possibility of taking the Colombia striker to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea opened talks with Radamel Falcao and his representatives over the possibility of taking the Colombia striker to Stamford Bridge. Falcao flopped during his season on loan at Manchester United from Monaco, scoring just four goals in 29 appearances before manager Louis van Gaal confirmed last weekend that he had decided not to go ahead with a permanent deal worth £44million.

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  • Nigeria: Jonathan's Telephone Call Changed Course of Our Political History - Buhari

    President elect, Muhammadu Buhari Thursday acknowledged that President Goodluck Jonathan would have made things difficult for the country if had decided to use his power of incumbency to scuttle the electoral process. Speaking at the Presidential Villa after receiving the hand over note as well as the report of the National Conference from President Jonathan, Buhari said by the singular phone call that Jonathan put to him conceding defeat, he has changed the course of the Nation's Political History. According to Buhari, by choosing to concede defeat, President Jonathan saved the lives of many Nigerians that would have been lost if he insisted on sitting tight.

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  • Madonsela hits out at shortcomings in Nkandla report

    * A claim is made in Minister Nhleko’s report, which incorrectly states that the Public Protector found that “no public funds was used to build the President’s house(s)” (sic). This could not be further from the truth.

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  • Zambia: Future Farm Opens in Chongwe

    AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, today held an official opening ceremony of its Future Farm and Learning Center in Chongwe, Zambia. "We are very pleased to announce the grand opening of our first Future Farm in Africa," said Rob Smith, AGCO Senior Vice President and General Manager for Europe, Africa and Middle East. "Africa has tremendous growth potential in the agricultural equipment sector and our mission on the African Continent is to provide agricultural solutions for all African farmers.

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  • Nigeria: President Jonathan's Handover Speech to Buhari

    This event and tomorrow's inauguration of a new administration are truly historic as it is the first time in the history of our nation that we are witnessing the democratic and orderly transfer of power at the Federal level from one political party to another. The hand-over notes which we now present, contain the governance philosophy, strategies, policies, programmes and activities of my Administration for the period - 2011-2015. Also to be found in the notes are the objectives, targets and implementation strategies, achievements and challenges of our key policies, schemes, initiatives as well as the status of commitments and liabilities of the various MDAs.

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  • At least 23 South Africans have joined Isis

    An Al Jazeera investigation has revealed that at least 23 South Africans have travelled to either Iraq or Syria to join the Islamic State (Isis). Al Jazeera is reporting that at least eight families, some with children as young as one, have left South Africa to join Isis over the past year, raising concerns about recruitment in this country. Last month a 15-year-old girl was pulled off a flight at Cape Town International Airport after suspicions that she was en route to join the terrorist group. The Al Jazeera journalist on the investigation, Khadija Patel, says at least 11 South Africans have been questioned and deported from Turkey alone.

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  • Two South Africans implicated in 2010 FIFA World Cup scandal

    At least two South Africans have now been implicated in corruption allegations regarding the 2010 World Cup bidding process. There is no further indication of who the two South Africans might be, but co-conspirator number 15 is accused of having handed over thousands of dollars as far back as 2004, for deals with the Carribbean Football Union. Co-conspirator number 16 is accused of agreeing to pay then CONCACAF president Jack Warner $10-million to secure three votes for 2010. Warner is accused of then diverting some of the bribe for his own use, rather than handing it over to two co-conspirators, one of whom has been identified as American Chuck Blazer.

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  • Nigeria: 10 Hottest African Artistes Making Global Waves

    Africa has continued to churn out exquisite talents in the entertainment industry and music has continued to enjoy wide publicity and popularity. ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM writes on 10 top African artistes making wave at home and abroad. From Nigeria to South Africa and Ghana through to Senegal, it is irresistible rhythmic tunes and dance steps. “We are the African dream and we will soon become the centre of attraction which is what we have started to experience,” he said.

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  • Mathoho’s future to be decided soon

    Kaizer Chiefs should shed further light soon on whether Eric Mathoho will still be at the club next season. Mashamaite’s contract with Chiefs expires at the end of June and there have been reports that talks between him and Amakhosi have broken down, with Mamelodi Sundowns being mentioned as his next possible destination.

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  • Texas floods bring snakes to homes - IOL SciTech

    REUTERS File photo: 'I opened my grill cover and he jumped at me,' said Lara, who lives Edmond, north of Oklahoma City. Dallas - The heavy rains that have pelted Texas and Oklahoma this week have brought some unexpected visitors to homes in the region, like the 4-foot (1.22-meter) rat snake that found cover in an unexpected spot at Jeff Lara's residence. “I opened my grill cover and he jumped at me,” said Lara, who lives Edmond, north of Oklahoma City. Wildlife officials have warned that flooding in Texas and Oklahoma is causing snakes, alligators and other reptiles to seek dry land in populated areas.

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  • New child travel law: What you need to know - IOL Travel Tips

    REUTERS The new laws aim to curb child trafficking but will result in considerable paperwork and advanced planning when travelling to and from South Africa with children. To assist travellers to South Africa with their plans, Cape Town Tourism has created a summary of some of the typical questions that come up for parents travelling with children or who wish to send their children on a trip.

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  • African Bank gets go-ahead to split good loans from toxic assets

    AFRICAN Bank has received the go-ahead from creditors to split its good loans from its toxic assets, the company’s curator said on Thursday. The South African Reserve Bank rescued the lender in August and appointed a curator to turn around the business after heavy losses from granting unsecured loans to low-income borrowers. Both senior unsecured debt holders and subordinated debt holders had now agreed in principle to the bank’s restructuring proposal, African Bank’s curator Tom Winterboer said. Senior unsecured debt holders would have 90% of their claims exchanged for new unsecured notes in the lender’s "good bank" and the rest as residual securities in African Bank, Mr Winterboer said.

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  • Khan has Mayweather in his sights … after beating Algieri

    BRITAIN’s former world champion Amir Khan is aiming to punch his ticket to a bout with Floyd Mayweather Friday night with victory over Chris Algieri in a nontitle welterweight fight. Khan, the former unified light-welterweight world champion who headlines a card at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, is reckoned to have the inside track on a fight with unbeaten pound-for-pound king Mayweather. Although he has been chasing Mayweather for years, Khan insisted he would not look past Algieri.

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