• South Africa: 12 Wounded in Joburg Mall Shooting

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  • Rihanna Showed Up And Showed Out At The Dior Paris Fashion Week Show

    I mean you can’t make this shit up. She’s soooooo gorgeous, it’s like, unreal.

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  • Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani-Madueke, 'arrested' in London - CameroonOnline.org

    Five people were arrested across London as “part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money-laundering offences”. NIGERIA’S former oil minister has been arrested in London, the BBC said on Friday quoting unnamed family members, after Britain’s National Crime Agency said it had detained five people over alleged international corruption. The identities and nationalities of those held were not disclosed but the broadcaster said on its website that relatives of Diezani Alison-Madueke confirmed she had been arrested in the British capital. Alison-Madueke was Nigeria’s minister of petroleum resources from 2010 until earlier this year when Muhammadu Buhari defeated Goodluck Jonathan in presidential

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  • Watch: Trevor Noah uses Zuma, Idi Amin, Mugabe, Gaddafi to argue Trump is an African president

    The 'light xenophobia with just a dash of diplomacy' of Donald Trump made the Daily Show's Trevor Noah nostalgic for President Jacob Zuma. After noting the similarities between Trump and various African leaders, Noah suggested America follow up its first black president - with its first African one. Video posted to YouTube by WILKINSON.

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  • This Is What It Feels Like To Survive A Flesh-Eating Spider Bite

    The event has left physical and psychological scars on Hogg and he plans to sue the airline, Qatar Airways. Here, he tells his story. Jonathon Hogg Slater And Gordon / PA PICTURE DESK ”That picture [of the wound] is one of those things you look back on and think, ‘Jesus…’ “Can you imagine? They cut sections of my leg away, they cut around the venom because it melts your leg. They did it once and thought that was it. But I must have got bitten a couple of times and it started coming out elsewhere in the leg so they did it again and cut another chunk away. There was only a strip left so they thought they might as well cut all of it out and that’s what they did. “I wasn’t prepared for how much…

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  • ANC worse than apartheid govt: Tutu

    "Our government is worse than the apartheid government, because at least you were expecting it from the apartheid government," he said in a news conference on the government's failure to grant Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama a visa. "We were expecting we would have a government that was sensitive to sentiments of our Constitution," Tutu said. "The trouble is that the ANC on the whole reckons that the freedom that we enjoy is due to them. They reckon everyone else is just a sideline." Tutu, who shouted and shook his finger as he spoke, said President Jacob Zuma did not represent him. "Hey Mr Zuma, you and your government don't represent me. You represent your own interests. "I am warning

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  • Youth League against Cyril for president

    The league's message, conveyed to Ramaphosa during a meeting in KwaZulu-Natal, is a boost for Dlamini-Zuma because the party's young wing has traditionally been billed a "kingmaker" in ANC circles. The league's move also raises new questions about the influence of the so-called "premier league" - comprising three premiers apparently pulling the strings behind the scenes to secure its own candidates in top positions. The ANC has denied the existence of a premier league. Ramaphosa's spokesman, Ronnie Mamoepa, said he did not know if such a discussion had taken place, while league president Collen Maine refused to confirm or deny that a delegation had met the deputy president. However, a league

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  • Connie Ferguson launches body lotion for men

    Ageless beauty and "Generations: The Legacy" leading lady Connie Ferguson launched her latest venture on Thursday afternoon, a new Connie Bodycare Lotion for Men. The small and intimate launch was attended by legendary Hollywood actor Danny Glover, Connie's husband Shona Ferguson as well as her "Generations" co-star Letoya Makhene. The male lotion follows in the success of the female creamy solution, that launched in 2013 under the Connie branding too. Glover had nothing but praises to sing about Connie during the launch. "Some people get into wine and different liqueurs and different other things, I get into body lotions. And it's not a hyperbole just because I'm here to support Connie," Glover

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  • Zimbabwe: Chiyangwa Angrily Denies Destroying Bulawayo Industries

    ZANU PF politician and flamboyant tycoon Philip Chiyangwa has angrily rejected charges that he is responsible for destroying companies in Bulawayo - once the country's industrial heartland. Through his Native Investment Africa group, Chiyangwa became a huge player in Bulawayo beginning 1998 when he bought companies such as G & D Shoes, Belmont Leather as well as the listed Zeco Holdings. Most of the companies have since closed with Zeco, which was founded in 1964, in mortal decline. The former engineering behemoth once supplied rail wagons to the NRZ locally as well as regionally to countries such as Ethiopia Kenya, Mozambique, and Zambia. AS of Friday, Zeco's market capitalisation stood at US$46,000;

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  • Cassper Nyovest accuses AKA of using drugs in new ‘diss’ track

    In his 'diss' track titled 'Dust2Dust' which he dropped on Friday, Cassper Nyovest accuses the 'All Eyes On Me' hitmaker of using drugs. Cassper, real name Refiloe Phoolo, says that the use of drugs has ruined a lot of things for AKA including his relationship with baby momma DJ Zinhle. "Everytime you tweet something and delete I forgive you 'cause I know it's not you it's the cocaine," he raps. "Let's tell the people what's what, let's tell them how the drugs got you f**d up. You say you broke up with your girl because of your album but you're lying bro, she found out that Bonang (Matheba) got you star struck." Just when you think he is done, Cassper Nyovest comes back even harder by mentioning

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  • Bye-bye Barbie and hello black, beautiful dolls

    When Johannesburg mom Molemo Kgomo struggled to find an African doll for her daughter, she did the next best thing and created her own line of "beautiful girls". Ten years later and Kgomo's range, initially spurned by local toy stores, is now in demand in the US, UK and in South Africa. The 40-something entrepreneur refused to give up on her dream even after being told that there was no market and she had to sell her creations from her garage. Her research revealed that parents were keen to move away from blonde, super-slim, blue-eyed dolls. For Kgomo, the main purpose of her line is for girls, irrespective of race and culture, to "appreciate and see beauty in all kids and dolls". Johannesburg

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  • Mourinho blasts rift talk, Arsenal look for aggression | The New Age Online

    Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea's Premier League title defence is not being ripped apart by dressing room rifts. Mourinho's side are languishing eight points behind leaders Manchester United after winning just two of their first seven league matches. The Blues' latest slip came in the Champions League on Tuesday when they were beaten 2-1 by Mourinho's former club Porto. But despite claims that Mourinho's decision to drop John Terry and several other stars has created an antagonistic atmosphere in the squad, the Blues boss is adamant there is no threat to the champions' unity. "In here we speak openly. We criticise people without any kind of problems and no prima donnas crying," Mourinho said ahead

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  • Nigeria's former oil minister nabbed in London - Africa | IOL News

    Abuja - Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was arrested in London on Friday, a source from Nigeria's presidency circle and another with links to her family said. She was minister under former president Goodluck Jonathan until May 2015. A police spokesman in London said he had no record of such an arrest. The National Crime Agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Reuters

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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Watch angry AKA walk out of interview when asked about Bonang affair

    Despite telling an interviewer that he is comfortable with controversy and thrives on it, an upset AKA, hurriedly walks away from a video interview after the reporter asks if he still denies he had an affair with media personality Bonang Matheba.

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  • If Jaden Smith Tweets Were College Textbooks

    Course: Mathematical Reasoning 102 Description: Math can be difficult, but this class teaches an effective shouting technique that should help students arrive at the correct answers.

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  • Why Fikile Mbalula is the king of the clapback: 11 of his funniest retorts

    World number one Serena Williams has opted to pull out of the WTA Finals and end her season early following a roller coaster campaign that has taken its toll on her body, the American said on Thursday.

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  • Outrage as Zuma's pay hike sees him earning R2.7 million a year

    MPs yesterday shouted in objection to an ANC motion confirming that President Jacob Zuma would receive a salary increase of about 5%, taking his total remuneration to R2.7-million a year. Zuma almost didn't get the increase. The ANC just managed to scrape together enough votes, with 203 voting in favour and 88 voting against. Had more than two ANC MPs been absent from the sitting, the opposition could have staged a walkout, making it impossible to get the increase approved. Sittings need a quorum of 201. This increase now means Zuma will receive about R100000 in back payments, as his salary increases from R2.62-million. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's salary will increase from R2.47-million

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  • YCL takes swipe at the King - Daily News | News

    Durban - King Goodwill Zwelithini is in the firing line from the Young Communist League (YCL), referring to him as “one fellow”, and sharply criticising the king for venturing into politics with the comments he made during a Heritage Day speech. YCL deputy secretary, Isaac Luthuli, this week said the king had spoiled the mood of the day with an address he made at the Umkhosi weLembe event last Thursday. “I am saying that he tried to spoil our mood precisely because of some utterances he made against government, in particular the KwaZulu-Natal government, during the occasion of the Heritage Day.” Statements by the YCL are often articulate views more widely held in the Tripartite Alliance. During

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  • MJ's kids to appear in reality TV show - IOL Tonight

    Michael Jackson's children are set to make cameos in his nephew's new reality TV series. TJ Jackson, who acts as a co-guardian to the late singer's children alongside their grandmother Katherine Jackson, says his new show 'The Jacksons: Next Generation' will give a rare peek into the lives of Prince, 18, Paris, 17, and Blanket, 13, even though they've recently returned to school. The 3T singer, who will star in the show alongside his brothers and bandmates Taryll and Taj, said: "They're all back in school and adjusting to Prince being in college." The 37-year-old star is very proud of the children and says they "remind" him of the 'Thriller' hitmaker, who tragically passed away in June 2009 at

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  • Mining industry’s alpha male Ivan Glasenberg tries to save his realm

    LONDON — The morning he closed the biggest mining deal in history, Ivan Glasenberg pulled out a map dotted with mines around the world. The hard-charging CE of Glencore was jubilant. It was May 3 2013, and his trading company had just merged with Xstrata, one of the world’s biggest mining companies, in a $29.5bn deal. And he had won a boardroom struggle to stay in control. The map detailed his sprawling new empire of mines for everything from copper to coal to zinc. He had even circled competitors’ mines that he could add to his collection. "Damn sure I’m going to be opportunistic," he told Wall Street Journal reporters and editors at his London headquarters. "We’ll buy anything if it makes economic

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