• 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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  • Alexandra hostel raided in weapons search - PHOTOS

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Gani Adams Visits South Africa

    National Coordinator of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, on Thursday, paid a solidarity visit to Nigerians living in South Africa in a move intended to assure them of protection over the spate of xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the country. Receiving Adams and his entourage, Nigeria's ambassador to South Africa, Uche Ajulu-Okeke, revealed that some Nigerians who were target of the attacks had had their businesses disrupted.

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  • Nigeria: Military Guns Down Top Boko Haram Commander in an Encounter At Alagarno

    The Nigerian military has gunned down one of the top Commanders of Boko Haram terrorist group during an exchange of fire at Alagarno, the closest major town to the infamous Sambisa forest. The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, saying that the terrorist kingpin died while leading a comeback attack on the troops. "A notorious top terrorists commander, Abu Mojahid, was among the terrorists that died in their encounter with troops in the outskirt of Alagarno, Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, he added, the military operations are continuing in the form of offensive action on identified terrorists in some forest locations.

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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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  • 20 Extraordinary Photos That Won The Sony World Photography Award

    Although previous rural outbreaks were more easily contained, once the virus began spreading in Monrovia’s dense urban environment, the results were described by Doctors Without Borders as “catastrophic.” As President Sirleaf declared a state of emergency, photographer John Moore was there to document the harrowing sights. A Doctors Without Borders health worker in protective clothing carries a child suspected of having Ebola at the MSF treatment center on Oct. 5, 2014, in Paynesville, Liberia.

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  • Bizos: I know what it means to be a foreigner - City Press

    It is unbelievable that a country like South Africa, which had fought against inequality and hatred, can show such cruelty, says human rights advocate George Bizos. The 87-year-old Bizos said there was no need to be afraid of foreigners. Bizos himself is a foreigner in South Africa.

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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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  • Stay away from SA, tourists told - Travel News | IOL Travel

    Thousands of potential tourists have been formally warned by their own governments against visiting South Africa following a spate of violent xenophobic attacks in the country. Botswana’s government has become the latest to caution its citizens against travelling to South Africa, joining a long list which includes authorities in China, Israel, the UK and Zambia. Hong Kong issued a warning saying “residents intending to visit South Africa or are already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people”, wrote a government spokesman in an outgoing amber alert. The government said its Security Bureau would be closely monitoring the situation in South Africa.

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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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  • Suspected SA drug mule arrested in India - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    AP A South African woman was arrested with 19kg of drugs at Indira Gandhi International Airport in India. South African woman was arrested with 19kg of drugs at Indira Gandhi International Airport in India on Sunday. According to the Tribune News Service in New Delhi, Lynette Nosipho, 22, was apprehended by Indian police after she was allegedly found carrying 16 packets of pseudoephedrine, 14 packets of heroin and a packet of an unidentified narcotic.

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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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  • A Baby Boy Who Lived For Only Two Hours Was UK's Youngest Organ Donor

    Teddy Houlston's kidneys were used to save an adult's life.

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  • Incredible Pictures From Chile's Calbuco Volcano Eruption

    The volcano is located about 600 miles south of Santiago, and just a few miles from the city of Puerto Varas. Evacuations were ordered for a 12-mile radius around the volcano.

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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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  • 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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  • China fines Mercedes $57 million in price-fixing probe | The New Age Online

    A Chinese regulator said Thursday it has fined Mercedes Benz 350 million yuan ($57 million) on price-fixing charges in a wide-ranging probe of the auto industry that has prompted complaints foreign automakers are being treated unfairly. The unit of Germany’s Daimler AG was fined for violating anti-monopoly law by enforcing minimum prices dealers were required to charge for vehicles and replacement parts, according to the price bureau of the eastern province of Jiangsu. Setting minimum retail prices is common in other countries but Chinese regulators reject it as a violation of free market competition.

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  • Israel denies Nzimande a visa - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Government is outraged that Israel has denied a visa to South African Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande to visit Palestine with an official delegation. Johannesburg - The South African Government is outraged that Israel has denied a visa to South African Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande to visit Palestine with an official delegation.

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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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