• Mohau Pheko regrets faking doctorate

    South Africa's ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, told the SABC on Friday she regrets saying she has a doctoral degree, when she does not. Pheko claimed she received her PhD from the American La Salle University in 2000. Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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  • Nigeria: Jonathan in Surprise Visit to Baga, Mubi

    Jonathan first went to Mubi, Adamawa state which was seized by Boko Haram insurgents about three months ago but retaken by Nigerian soldiers shortly after. The President then flew to Maiduguri and travelled by helicopter to Baga, a flourishing fishing community that was virtually destroyed during an attack by the insurgents last month.

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  • US vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group. Washington - President Barack Obama's administration has pledged to kill or capture the masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John,” who is pictured in videos beheading several hostages including Americans. Attorney General Eric Holder said on CNN the United States “wouldn't put anything off the table,” including sending military troops, to “hunt” the man.

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  • Zuma, a burden to ANC and society - South Africans must demand the best in office

    The question was not answered, for the column sought mainly to illustrate that South Africa is in the throes of serious political problems. The pandemonium that broke out at the State of the Nation Address (Sona) brings back Popper's question like a ghost that will not stop haunting the living until they meet all its demands. Here it is: a morally and intellectually compromised leader of a political party is a burden not only to his party, but to society as a whole. Eugene Terre'Blanche was a leader of the AWB, but he was a burden for the rest of South Africa.

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  • Nigeria: Ibadan-Based Prophet Predicts Coming of Nigeria's 'Messiah'

    An Ibadan-based prophet, Apostle Perez Iyiola Oluyemi, has predicted the coming of "a messiah" whom he said will lead Nigeria out of the lingering social and economic woes. Apostle Oluyemi, founder of Achievers Rock Commission International who is also the President, Africa Evangelical Council, Ibadan, made the prediction in his newly published 'Prophetic Roadmap on Nigeria 2015 and Beyond', copies of which were made available to journalists in the Oyo State capital. The publication declared pointedly that "Jonathan would not be the messiah, but an unnamed 'David' would be".

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  • IEC commissioner resign

    IEC commissioner Raenette Taljaard has resigned, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

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  • Zimbabwe child minder jailed for 22 year

    Violet Moyo, 22, killed infant Ethan Phiri in a "cruel and brutal manner", Bulawayo High Court Judge Lawrence Kamocha ruled. "Time has come for such people to be dealt with in a harsh and adequate manner," he was quoted as saying.

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  • Botswana: Short Hair Takes Centre Stage

    For many decades, many black women sternly believed that stretched, straightened and tightly curled hair defined their beauty. Natural hair as a result has continuously suffered denigration linked with backwardness, lack of taste and blindness in the look-good arena. Not anymore, most modern and trendy black women are redefining the boundaries. A fashion artist and co-founder of GaTsh Fros, Tsholo Dikobe agrees that more women have found a new sense of confidence which has its roots in African lifestyle and culture.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Birthday Celebrations Obscure Zanu-PF's Never Ending Wars

    A million dollar feast awaits an old African king in Zimbabwe this weekend as President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 91st birthday, but beyond the elephantine pomp and fanfare lie tempestuous factional battles for the ancient lion's throne. A seasoned maverick, Mugabe has survived this long by eliminating his challengers and enemies through use of the coercive arms of the party and state, but his 40 year rule of Zanu PF has bred far more infighting than stability. Born out of a breakaway faction from the mother party, Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) in 1963, Zanu PF has always been afflicted by factional politics. Mugabe's own rise to First Secretary in 1975 was partly the product of an earlier split and throughout his reign, factional battles based on ethnic division, clan rivalry, political enmity and electoral contest have played themselves out in different ways.

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  • Nigeria coach laments ‘slave contract’ - Soccer

    Coach Stephen Keshi has said a new deal offered him by Nigeria amounted to a “slave contract”. A debate has raged whether 52-year-old Keshi should be given a new contract after he failed to qualify the Super Eagles for the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

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  • EFF to begin massive land occupation campaign

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it will begin a massive land occupation campaign in the City of Tshwane next week and will hold meetings with communities on how this will transpire over the next two days.

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  • Not the freshest prince around - IOL Tonight

    Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Will Smith arrives at the world premiere of "Focus" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. Will Smith thinks Denzel Washington is a "sexy man". The 'Focus' actor - who has children Trey, 22, from a previous relationship, and Jaden, 16, and Willow, 14, with wife Jada Pinkett Smith - finds it "weird" that people think he is sexy and insists there are other actors who are much more hunky. "When I think sexy, I look at Denzel [Washington]...Now that's a sexy man!

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  • De Villiers smashes 162 to drive South Africa to 408-5

    AB de Villiers flayed West Indies with a brilliant unbeaten 162 from just 66 balls to drive South Africa to an imposing 408 for five in their World Cup Pool B clash on Friday. The Proteas skipper utilised his full repertoire of strokes in an awesome display of batting, peppering the boundaries at a sun-bathed Sydney Cricket Ground with eight sixes and 17 fours in a 104-minute innings that will live long in the memory. South Africa were desperate to kickstart their campaign after their 130-run defeat to India and De Villiers had given them every chance of doing so by the time he walked of the field.

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  • Africa: 15 Nigerian Models Storm South Africa

    AFTER the successful completion of two editions, organizers are set to hold the 3rd edition of model competition tagged 'Pearl Look 2015', which is a fresh initiative born out a desire to give back to the society by empowering young ladies. Thousands of ladies trooped out en-masse to attend auditions of 'Pearl Look 2015' at cities across Nigeria - Calabar, Port Harcourt, Benin, Abuja and Lagos which marked the final destination for the auditions. The contestants will be travelling to South Africa on tour and will be accommodated in Sandton, Johannesburg. "We made it different this year; all chosen contestants will be going to South Africa on tour.

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  • Nigeria: At Chatham House, Buhari Unveils Strategies Against Nigeria's Woes

    For the umpteenth time, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) yesterday assured that any person found indulging in corrupt practices would not be tolerated in his administration. In an address delivered to guests at Chatham House, London, he assured that if elected, he would lead the way, with the force of personal example. In the speech entitled: "Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria's Transition," Buhari who is the leading challenger to incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 poll promised that he would open up the economy to incorporate the haves and the have not through the effective utilisation of the country's resources.

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  • South Africa: Female Burglar Nabbed

    On Thursday morning just before 02:00, Parkview SAPS arrested a 26 year old female suspect for house-breaking and theft following a burglar alarm that went off at a property in Greenside Road, Johannesburg.

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  • South Africa: The Art of Persuasion - Vusi Pikoli's Great New Adventure in Zilleland

    Former national director of public prosecutions, Advocate Vusi Pikoli, is accustomed to finding himself in heavy-duty political crossfire. In December he relocated to Cape Town to take up a pioneering position as the country's first police ombudsman. For the past few weeks a local radio station has been running adverts for the newly created office of the police ombudsman in the Western Cape, the first of its kind in the country. The ombud himself, Advocate Vusi Pikoli, has done the friendly voiceovers inviting members of the public to pop in at his offices on the sixth floor of the Waldorf Building just off Greenmarket Square or to call with any complaints or queries.

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  • Bob hates to love locals, loves to hate English

    WHEN I suggested in 2013 that an effective means of dismantling Zimbabwe’s arguably illegitimate regime involved cutting off Zimbabwe’s oil supply from SA, all manner of Zimbabweans in SA — possibly beneficiaries of a Zanu (PF) patronage network — became enraged. This was in the wake of Zanu (PF)’s election victory, allegedly assisted by Israeli electoral counting technology, which performed the miracle of turning one dead voter into 100,000 live ones. With a recent history of deliberate obfuscation, identifying where the truth lies in the benighted Zimbabwe has become a complex exercise. On Saturday, President Robert Mugabe will celebrate his 91st birthday — or his 86th birthday, if you believe foreign intelligence sources.

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  • EFF to tackle Nkandla, NPA in Zuma question session - City Press

    The Economic Freedom Fighters will ask President Jacob Zuma about the impact of his own legal woes on the criminal justice system when he appears in the National Assembly next month, according to an order paper released yesterday. It will return to the Nkandla controversy, but in a question to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. In a two-part question scheduled for March 11, EFF leader Julius Malema will ask Zuma to respond to perceptions that institutions are being destabilised to shield him from prosecution for corruption. “In light of the challenges experienced by the criminal justice institutions under his leadership, the uncertainty surrounding the future of the head of the National Prosecuting Authority, the fact that the Special Investigating Unit is without a head, and the future of the Hawks’ leader which is now under threat, what is he doing to ensure that there is stability in these units?” reads the question, according to the order paper.

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  • Italy defeat Scotland in Six Nations

    Italy defeated Scotland 22-19 in a Six Nations match at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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