• Nigeria: Boko Haram - 214 Rescued Girls Pregnant - UNFPA

    FOLLOWING the latest rescue of additional 234 women and children by the Nigerian Army from the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, indicated, yesterday, that a sizeable number of the rescued girls were visibly pregnant, even as unofficial reports put the latest number of pregnant girls in one of the camps in Borno as at last Saturday at 214. Giving this indication in Lagos, Executive Director, UNFPA, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, also disclosed that in the last one year, the organization had taken deliveries of over 16,000 pregnancies in the troubled North East part of the country.

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  • Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter in demand

    Uncertainty remains as to whether Stuart Baxter will still be at Kaizer Chiefs next season. Baxter has won two league titles in three seasons since joining Amakhosi, as well as the 2014 Nedbank Cup and the 2014 MTN8. The South African Football Association are said to be interested in Baxter for the role of technical director, while Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca, who knocked Chiefs out of this year’s Caf Champions League, are also reported to have enquired about his services. It is now obvious that Josta Dladla and Siyabonga Nkosi will not be part of the team next season.

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  • Graeme Smith's estranged wife opens up

    Morgan Deane, estranged wife of former South African cricket captain Graeme Smith, opened up to Irish newspaper the Irish Mirror about the next step in her life. The article was published this morning on the Irish newspaper’s website, and Deane has since hinted that Smith’s former teammates within Cricket South Africa have resorted to bullying on social media following the publication of the piece. In the article, she’s quoted saying: “Graeme brought me to South Africa then gave me up. According to her, The Biff (Smith’s affectionate nickname in South Africa) has enough cash to make it possible to visit his children in Ireland.

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  • South Africans Have Never Really Wanted Nigerians

    I had barely spent 10 minutes on South African soil when I knew that Nigerians were unwelcome. Arriving at the O R Tambo International Airport, an immigration officer irritatingly asked me how long I was staying, despite seeing clearly on my passport that I had a visa to stay up to 30 days.

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  • The night of grace and disgrace at the Met Gala | The New Age Online

    The MET Gala, formally known as the Costume Institute Gala or the Met Ball took place at the Big Apple on Tuesday. This is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute in New York City. Cassie and her man Puff Daddy showed face and class with Cassie wearing a classic white dress and the man draped in a classic black suit. Kris Jenner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Solange Knowles, ended up on the worst dressed list for the event.

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  • Here's What The Stars Wore To The 2015 Met Gala

    The theme was China Through the Looking Glass.

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  • Charlize Theron: Sean Penn is the love of my life

    Charlize Theron has confessed she thinks Sean Penn is the love of her life and hinted she would give up her career for him.

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  • SABC needs more whites – Motsoeneng

    Embattled SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has said the national broadcaster needs more whites, specifically at an executive level, as 20 years into democracy continually talking about transformation is unfair to all workers. “We should not forget the rainbow of Nelson Mandela. If you look at the SABC the way it is, I have engaged colleagues saying we also need to employ white people. Motsoeneng was speaking to The Citizen at his offices at SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, yesterday.

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  • U.S. and Jamaica show steel at World Relays | The New Age Online

    The United States and Jamaica showed off their amazing strength in track depth by dominating the second and final day of the IAAF World Relays on Sunday. Although in-form sprinter Justin Gatlin failed in his bid for a second gold, the Americans won four of the six events raced at a packed Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in the capital of the Bahamas in warm, windy conditions. While sprint star Usain Bolt was an absentee from Jamaica's victorious men's 4x200m team -- even though he had been seen warming up -- Veronica Campbell-Brown held it together for the Jamaican women to see off Carmelita Jeter in the 4x100m.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Blame the Victim!

    Maybe President Zuma and his xenophobic countrymen are right, after all. Long before it became a continental problem, Nigeria's incoming president, General Muhammadu Buhari, foresaw the possibility of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians who 'check out' to seek better life. It soon became clear that, at that point in time, Nigerians were not prepared for change as there were reports of open-air inter-denominational prayer sessions where Nigerians reportedly supplicated God's intercession to rid them of the corrective regime. Three decades on, the fear of xenophobic attacks that bothered General Buhari has assumed a frightening dimension.

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  • Mbalula’s ‘woman-beating’ hero - IOL Sport

    Reuters Kevin McCallum asks: why has sports minister Fikile Mbalula aligned himself with a man who has hit a woman? Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao on a unanimous decision. None of the booing at the MGM Grand came from Fikile Mbalula, the minister of sports and recreation, who bragged on Twitter that he was at the fight and the rest of us weren’t. Mbalula is quite taken with Mayweather, and brought his hero to South Africa last year to “reawaken the giant” that was boxing in this country.

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  • Rihanna's Got A New Look

    New 'do, new you.

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  • Devil worshipping hairstyles are now forbidden: Iran's Barbers Union

    Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments also being outlawed.

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  • Tyga to cough up R12 million to save relationship with Kylie Jenner

    Tyga will reportedly pay R12 million to stop Blac Chyna from ruining his relationship with Kylie Jenner.

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  • South Africa: Emmanuel Sithole Is Dead

    At times like this you can almost forget the good and gentle South Africans you have met over the years. At Oliver Tambo International Airport, the lady at the immigration desk is speaking quietly to another South African, in their language. Walking in Troyville, I look up at the balcony of Mahatma Gandhi's old house.

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  • Togo/Nigeria: Emmanuel Adebayo - ... and His Shocking 'Juju' Story

    IT once happened to our own Daniel Amokachi.Voodoo men performed some magic and Amokachi believed them. It was at this time, shortly after the 1998 World cup in France, that the Voodoo men asked Amokachi to place an egg in a white handkerchief and crush it. The Voodoo men told Amokachi that what he had in his hand were the replica of what were in his knee and that detractors conjured them into his body.

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  • Solange Knowles' Look At The Met Gala

    This far-out gown might be the most talked about look of the night. What did you think?

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  • Africa's richest man Dangote plans to buy Arsenal

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • South Africa: Bitter Boy Who Shames His Father and His People

    President Zuma's son Edward is xenophobic and racist. Like the disgarceful Zulu King Zwelithini he supports, whose reckless utterances sparked the attacks on foreginers, Edward continues Cecil Rhodes' odious legacy of dividing Africans. It is quite overwhelming to see the grown son of the most powerful man in South Africa act like a child that grew up in a home without discipline or education. Today, we can say that Edward Zuma is xenophobic, even though he himself was born in Swaziland.

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  • Is the #DASexScandal legit?

    “We reject it entirely, and suggest that congress delegates do the same,” said Maimane’s campaign manager Geordin Hill-Lewis. The email, which names and shames Gavin Davis, Paul Boughey, Athol Trollip and John Steenhuisen alongside Maimane, claims the men of the DA “use their power to manipulate the ascension of women in the party. Outgoing DA leader, Helen Zille has remained mum, but Maimane’s wife has come out in his defence.

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