• 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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  • South Africans’ grievances are important too - IOL News

    REUTERS African immigrants carry machetes before being dispersed by police officers in Johannesburg. President Jacob Zuma responds to an open letter by Mozambican author Mia Couto about xenophobic attacks across South Africa. Cape Town - The grievances of South Africans must be balanced with the plight of refugees, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday as he responded to an open letter by Mozambican author and poet Mia Couto.

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  • 'Madiba would weep'

    MTN and Shoprite are among the South African businesses with major interests in Nigeria. Speaking yesterday in Pretoria at a University of South Africa debate, he said he would never have imagined that South Africans "could display such cruelty against their brothers and sisters".

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  • Fake cops hijack Intercape bus, rob 48 passengers near Hammanskraal

    Four armed men dressed as police hijacked a Bulawayo/Johannesburg Intercape bus near Hammanskraal.

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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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  • 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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  • Israel denying Nzimande a visa creates ‘serious diplomatic problem’ - City Press

    The decision to deny Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande a visa to travel to Palestine is “an anti-government protest by Israel”, Nzimande’s spokesperson Khaye Nkwanyana said. “This is not only an act against him, but also an act against him as a member of Cabinet, so by extension it’s an anti-government protest,” Nkwanyana told News24 yesterday.

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  • Dr. Phil: Bruce Jenner is too old for gender transition

    The TV doctor was asked if he was upset he lost out to ABC's Diane Sawyer - who will be interviewing the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star - but joked if it had of been him, he would have spent the majority of the interview telling the 65-year-old former Olympian "what's the point". Meanwhile, in the latest teaser for Bruce's interview - in which he is expected to speak about his gender transition - the star admitted the chat was an "emotional rollercoaster".

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  • Banks spur bond issuance to the highest since 2011 - Companies | IOL Business

    BANKS pushed first-quarter corporate bond issuance in South Africa to the highest since 2011 as the four biggest lenders sought to refinance maturing securities and meet international rules on liquidity. Standard Bank, Africa’s largest lender by assets, FirstRand and Nedbank each sold more than R5 billion of debt, while Barclays Africa raised in excess of R2bn. Issuance by financial institutions accounted for 75 percent of total corporate bond sales of R29.7bn, it said.

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  • 71 Thoughts About This Flawless Pic From Tina Knowles' Wedding

    Beyoncé and Solange clearly get it from their mama. #SquadGoals

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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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  • Child actor of 'Everybody loves Raymond' commits suicide

    Sawyer Sweeten, known for his role as one of twin sons in the US sitcom

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  • WATCH: Passenger describes the Metro Bus crash

    At least 65 people were injured, 5 in critical condition, with 3 people still trapped in one of the buses which collided head-on in Jan Smuts Avenue this morning. The driver of the single decker bus is also still trapped, the City of Johannesburg said in an updated statement about the accident. The ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said emergency service personnel are working to try and rescue the man. The two metro buses collided while travelling at Jan Smuts drive this morning causing heavy traffic delays.

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  • Africa: Xenophobia - AU Seeks Hastened Creation of United States of Africa

    With no sign of an end to the xenophobic violence that has ravaged South Africa in the past days in sight, and as reactions continue to trail the inhuman treatment meted out to foreigners in the country, the African Union, (AU) through its organ, the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) has stressed the need to rapidly move towards the creation of the United States of Africa. In a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by the presiding officer, ECOSOCC, Hon. Joseph Chilengi, said the Commission as the secretariat of the AU should as a matter of urgency convene an extra-ordinary emergency session of the Union to discuss the situation and authorize a framework of action for addressing it on a collective basis. According to him, the union should use its experience to conceive pan-African programs and policies that would prevent the re-occurrence of such violence..

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  • Cosby faces more allegations - World News | IOL News

    Three more women on Thursday accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing them decades ago, as the veteran comedian gets ready for the final show in his US comedy tour. Janice Baker Kinney, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns said at a press conference hosted by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred that Cosby, 77, drugged and sexually assaulted them in separate incidents between 1970 and 1982. Kinney said she met Cosby with a friend in May 1982, when she was 24, while working at Harrah's in Reno, Nevada.

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  • Criticism of Zulu king mostly unjustified

    THE alleged role of King Goodwill Zwelithini in sparking the wave of xenophobic violence has exposed the Zulu monarch to widespread and mostly unfair criticism. For his first 20 years on the throne, he was the puppet of his uncle, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who sought to mobilise amaZulu by appealing to their culture and language. Zwelithini was in this way a partly unwitting participant in the retribalisation project of the late apartheid state.

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  • Uganda: Terrorism - Police to Probe Money Transfer Companies

    Police chief Kale Kayihura has said they are to investigate transactions of money transfer companies here, after evidence in Kenya suggested that some were being used to channel money for financing terrorism. Speaking in Kampala last week, Kayihura said some of the transfer companies under investigation in Kenya are affiliated to some institutions in Uganda. According to an April 14 gazette notice issued under Kenya's Prevention of Terrorism Act and signed by police chief Joseph Boinnet, money transfer companies topped the list of 86 accounts alleged to fund terror groups.

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  • Nigeria: Indonesia Set to Execute Drug Convicts, Including 4 Nigerians

    A foreign embassy official on Friday in Jakarta, said on condition of anonymity that Indonesia has concluded arrangements to execute several foreign drug convicts on Saturday, including four Nigerians. The official said some diplomats of the countries of the affected convicts have been requested to travel to Nusakambangan, the prison island off Java where the inmates are to be executed. A government official also said on condition of anonymity that authorities have ordered preparations for the execution of 10 death-row inmates, including two Australians that have been the subject of a high-profile campaign for clemency. Tony Spontana, spokesman for the Attorney General's office, confirmed that a letter, issued on Thursday by a deputy attorney general, told prosecutors to "prepare for and carry out the executions.

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  • Winnie shattered by xenophobic attacks - The Star

    With tears welling in her eyes, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela listened intently as Zimbabwean Herbert Sibanda recounted how he had managed to cheat death at the hands of a xenophobic mob. As Madikizela-Mandela was focusing on Sibanda’s harrowing encounter, a voice rang out from the makeshift camp sheltering about 300 foreigners at the local police station. It was on a blustery morning; Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the height of South Africa’s most violent wave of xenophobic violence that left more than 60 people dead and hundreds injured. The fear in Sibanda’s voice and the wretchedness of the masses cramped in the camp moved Madikizela-Mandela to tears.

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  • "Everybody Loves Raymond" Child Star Sawyer Sweeten Dies At 19

    Sawyer Sweeten, who played twin Geoffrey Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, died Thursday at 19. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, she went on to say that her family was devastated and is asking for privacy. On Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005, Sawyer and his real-life twin brother, Sullivan, portrayed twins Geoffrey and Michael Barone.

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