• 'Zuma made Mandela feel ashamed' - Libyan PM

    The e-mails, released on Friday after a court order, reveal that Zuma had a frosty relationship with Mahmoud Jibril, who was interim prime minister of Libya during the civil war that claimed the life of Muammar Gaddafi. Clinton's e-mails about the 2011 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya were handed to the US State Department on Friday.

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  • South Africa: Petition Calls On EU to Let White South Africans Return

    The European Union needs to admit white South Africans as they face ethnic cleansing, according to a petition circulating online on Sunday. "The white South African population currently faces ethnic cleansing and persecutions at the hands of the ANC government, the EFF, and various individual anti-white aggressors," according to Rodrigo Herhaus de Campos, who says in the petition, posted on the website change.org, that he comes from Brazil. The site allows for anyone to put up a petition about anything they feel strongly about.

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  • Nigeria: Eadris Abdukarim, You Lied!

    SINCE 2004 that then rave of the moment Afro hip hop artiste Eadris Abdukarim had a face-off with American rap star 50 Cent inside a chartered aircraft at the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, I have not had the opportunity to listen to Eadris speak on the issue.

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  • Khune and Mashamaite demand millions, Chiefs show them the door: report

    Two of Kaizer Chiefs top players have apparently been given their marching orders by soccer bosses for demanding steep salary increases.

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  • Dispute over ‘Zim first lady’s’ flat - Africa | IOL News

    Expensive Hong Kong lawyers were due in court on Monday representing Zimbabwe’s “secret project”, which is a R7 million villa much loved by first lady Grace Mugabe. Ownership of the flat is disputed as Jack Ping, a Taiwanese-born businessman, who lives in Joburg, claims he bought and paid for it in 2008, first via a company, Cross Global, and he then says he transferred it into his name two years later. The Zimbabwe government describes the property in papers before the Hong Kong High Court, as a “secret project”, and says it paid cash for it but has not yet produced any receipt.

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  • Trevor Noah's relentless arc to fame and fortune

    This week, he bagged another appearance on the English comedian John Bishop's upcoming BBC series The John Bishop Show, where he is set to appear alongside British musicians Leona Lewis, Florence and the Machine, The Vaccines and Jessie Ware. The eight-part variety show shot at London's Hackney Empire will air on BBC One from Saturday May 30.

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  • Zahara's house on the line - SundayWorld

    The City of Johannesburg and Nedbank are said to be gunning for her plush house in Little Falls, west of Joburg, because of her alleged tardiness with payments. The award-winning songbird, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, was reportedly R35000 in arrears after defaulting for two months and the bank was planning to hand her account over to the repo men if she failed to settle the debt in the third month. The City of Johannesburg allegedly handed her account over to its lawyers because she was about R200000 in arrears for water and electricity. Zahara laughed off the allegations that her house is about to go under the hammer.

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  • Nigeria: How 197 Drug Convicts Escaped From Prison

    It has been revealed how 179 convicts serving various terms in jail escaped from Nigeria prisons. The NDLEA boss, however did not disclosed the name of the ex-convict, but added that the situation has become worrisome considering the fact that it is the lives of officers who arrested the suspects that is presently at risk. Giade made this disclosure during the public destruction of about 18,791.595 kg of illicit drugs at Ibereko, in Badagry area of Lagos State.

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  • Nigeria: FG to Spend N2 Billion On Buhari's Inauguration, Over 50 Presidents Expected - Duke

    About N2 billion will be spent on the inauguration of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on May 29 which over 50 presidents and international figures are expected to attend. The Chairman, Media and Publicity Sub- Committee of the Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee, Edem Duke, made this disclosure on Friday in Abuja. Meanwhile, the Eagle Square, venue for the inauguration is already wearing new looks with military personnel expected to have a match parade having their training ahead of the May 29 event.

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  • MTN Nigeria network may shut down due to fuel shortages

    MTN has warned its network may shut down in Nigeria due to fuel shortages. The company which is Nigeria’s biggest mobile operator says the scarcity of diesel in some parts of that country is posing a significant threat to network operations. Nigeria, which is Africa’s largest oil producer has been battling with fuel shortages in recent weeks due to a standoff over controversial subsidy payments. The mobile network says if it is unable to receive supply soon the network will be seriously degraded and customers will feel the impact.

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  • Soldiers for hire: SA’s great security risk | Daily Maverick

    The first of these started immediately after the elections that saw outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan lose in the democratic elections. The Nigerian military launched a joint operation with troops from Cameroon, Chad and Benin, as well as a few Canadian trainers. Boko Haram began its terrorism and insurgency seven years ago. Before the elections, which had to be postponed owing to terror threats, Boko Haram controlled an area compatible to the size of Belgium inside the territory of Nigeria and her neighbours.

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  • Chiefs deny Khune and Mashamaite exit | The New Age Online

    Kaizer Chiefs has dismissed reports that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and defender Tefu Mashamaite have been booted out of the team adding that they both still have contracts with the club. Reports surfaced that the duo have been shown the door at Naturena after contractual talks have stalled and it is reported that the players want more improved contract with the club. “ As we do every season, we'll hold a press conference to update fans on who's staying and going ,it will be this week,” Chiefs communication manager Vina Maphosa told Power FM. Khune and Mashamaite's contracts with the Glamour boys are coming to end of June and big spenders Mamelodi Sundowns are monitoring the situation closely with the intention of bringing the duo to Chloorkop.

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  • Machel 'false beacon' theory bolstered by newly-released TRC records

    Testimony by a former Koevoet and military intelligence operative known as "James", who stated that he saw a "moveable beacon" at a military base in Mbuzini weeks after the tragic incident, has lent credence to this theory. The operative's sensational claim - made during in camera hearings at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in June 1998 - has been made public for the first time after the South African History Archive secured the records from the Department of Justice under the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

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  • Feud mars Mompati funeral - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA President Jacob Zuma with his wife, Bongi Ngema, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Speaker of the National Assembly and chairwoman of the ANC, Baleka Mbete, were among the party faithful to bid farewell to ANC stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati at her funeral service in Vryburg on Saturday. Johannesburg - The “towering” role played by struggle stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati in bringing democracy to South Africa was marred by family feuds openly displayed at her funeral held at the Vryburg Showgrounds in the North West province on Saturday.

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  • Kenny Kunene's book of dirt on Sophie Ndaba - SundayWorld

    According to the associate, who asked to remain anonymous on the basis of having business dealings with Kunene, the Sushi King wrote that he dated Ndaba but broke up with her because she was "toxic" to him. In the past, there was speculation that Ndaba was sleeping with Kunene's business partner Gayton McKenzie. Kunene's associate said he had also informed Ndaba about the coming kiss-and-tell tale from Kunene. When contacted for comment, Kunene said he was attending a funeral and promised to respond afterwards.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Receives U.S.$38 Million Brazil Tractors

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has challenged farmers to ensure Zimbabwe regains its net food exporter status as he commissioned new agricultural equipment worth about $38 million in Harare Friday. The equipment, which includes tractors, fertiliser spreaders and irrigation kits, is the first tranche secured under a loan facility agreed with Brazil. Mugabe said the South American country extended the US$98 million deal under "favourable" terms and challenged beneficiaries to repay back the low interest rate loan from increased yields.

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  • Nigeria in crisis as presidential handover looms: Opposition

    Nigeria’s opposition on Sunday accused outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan of leaving a country in crisis, as fuel shortages brought the nation to a standstill just days from Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration.

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  • Zimbabwe: Gumede Appeals to Bosso Fans Over Mnangagwa

    HIGHLANDERS CEO Ndumiso Gumede has appealed for calm among the club's restless fans griping over Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's impending visit to the football club. Mnangagwa is set to preside over the handover of a new bus acquired by the popular football club with the assistance of its chief benefactor Tshinga Dube. Dube is eyeing the Makokoba parliamentary seat under Zanu PF in the June 10 by-elections. Bosso fans took to social media this past week to blast the choice of Mnangagwa as guest with some protesting what they viewed as an attempt by Dube to piggyback on the club's popularity in the region to win votes.

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  • Walcott hat-trick perfect boost for Gunners ahead of Cup final | The New Age Online

    A stunning first-half hat-trick from Theo Walcott gave Arsenal the perfect Premier League send-off from the Emirates with a 4-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. It ensured the Gunners would approach a record 19th FA Cup final appearance on Saturday against Aston Villa, who lost 1-0 to relegated Burnley, in confident mood. With Champions League football already secured for a 18th successive year, this rout – Arsenal’s joint second biggest victory this calendar year – was arguably the ideal preparation before attempting to defend the FA Cup next Saturday.

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