• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • I think my colour is a problem, says Bafana Bafana's Shakes Mashaba

    BAFANA Bafana coach Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba has entered dangerous territory by playing the race card in response to criticism of the team’s semi-final exit from the Cosafa Cup on Wednesday. The South Africans again failed to score and were even less convincing against Malawi, managing one effort on target. After a bright start 10 months ago, guiding a young team to qualification for their first major tournament — the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) — in years, questions are being asked if the technical team have lost their way. A first-round exit from the Afcon in Equatorial Guinea in January has been followed by Bafana falling at the first hurdle in a tournament Mashaba had identified as important to win if they were to make an impact on the continent.

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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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  • Keeping It In The Family: How Nepotism Is Helping Venezuela's Powerful Families

    Daniella Cabello smiled sweetly at the crowd, clutching a Venezuelan flag against her white lace minidress. Cabello’s voice filled the Karl Marx Theater, in La Havana, Cuba, with an ode to former president Hugo Chávez during a concert for peace in Latin America.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sharks eye win over Rebels - IOL Rugby

    Gallo Images/Steve Haag Despite collecting just their fifth win of the season last week, the Sharks are in confident mood ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Rebels at Kings Park. Johannesburg - Despite collecting just their fifth win of the season last week, the Sharks are in confident mood ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Rebels at Kings Park, in Durban, on Friday. Sharks lock Mouritz Botha felt his side’s 21-14 win over the Reds at Suncorp Stadium in Queensland could well spur the coastal outfit on to better results as the season draws to a close.

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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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  • 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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  • South Africa: White South Africans Are Worse Than Hitler, Says Suspended Wits SRC President

    White South Africans are worse than Hitler, Education Minister Blade Nzimande is anti-Black, Wits University is an animal farm and he will never work for the fathers of "arrogant Zionist Jewish kids". Dlamini had written on Facebook last month that he admired Hitler for his "charisma and organisational skills" and that there was an element of Hitler in all white men.

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  • Gang link slurs rock W Cape parly - Politics | IOL News

    CAPE ARGUS Leader of the opposition in the House, Marius Fransman, suffered the wrath of Speaker Sharna Fernandez. Cape Town - A debate in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament turned ugly on Thursday as members of the province’s ruling party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) and official opposition the African National Congress (ANC), accused one another of befriending known gangsters and vigilante groups in Cape Town. “The question is, how did the leader of the opposition (Marius Fransman) know?

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  • Janet Jackson enjoys surprise 49th birthday party

    Wissam Al Mana, who secretly married the Together Again hitmaker in 2012 after two years of dating, organised a special celebration in her honour at Hyde Lounge in Los Angeles to mark the occasion on May 16. The businessman, 40, initially pretended he was taking Janet out for a romantic sushi dinner so she was amazed to be greeted by so many of her loved ones instead, including her brother Jermaine Jackson. Jackson previously insisted she didn't mind that Al Mana is almost a decade younger than her. The singer - who once had a seven-year relationship with music producer Jermaine Dupri - said: "My mother always raised us to believe that age was just a number.

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  • Zuma an inarticulate, homophobic, sexist, afrophobic, kleptomaniac clown: opposition

    "He accused the opposition of “political poverty”. Zuma must explain what is “politically rich” about his constant “my babo” refrain or if that is a political concept worth responding to," the Economic Freedom Fighters' Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi said in a media release. "If this ANC provided any substance like the ANC of Thabo Mbeki, Joel Netshitendze, and Sidney Mufumadi, the opposition would probably have something to nibble on; but on Zuma’s table of discourse is only unrelated sophomore broken speech accompanied by super unethical and uncontrollable parasitic appetite for public resources.

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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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