• 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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  • 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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  • Rihanna's Got A New Look

    New 'do, new you.

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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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  • Nigeria: Xenophobic Compensation - Nigerian Union in South Africa Commends Govt

    The Nigerian Union in South Africa on Thursday commended the Federal Government for its decision to ask for compensation from South Africa over xenophobic attacks. Aminu Wali had told the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs that Nigeria would ask the South African government to pay N84 million as compensation to Nigerians over the attacks.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • I wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for the NSRI: great white shark attack victim

    Dasnois‚ a tour guide and diver‚ was bitten on the hands and right leg by a 3.5m great white shark while diving off Port St Johns at 1pm on Saturday. Dasnois‚ son of former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois‚ was in good spirits on Monday morning after his near-death experience off what is widely regarded as one of the world's most shark attack-prone beaches on earth. There have been eight shark attacks of Port St Johns in recent years‚ most of them fatal. The avid spearfisherman rose up quickly from his hospital bed in the main surgical ward at St Mary's‚ where he is receiving medical care‚ and shook hands gently with Dispatch reporter Loyiso Mpalantshane.

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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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  • 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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  • Nigeria: Air Force Video Shows Boko Haram Running From Battle

    A video released Sunday by PR-Nigeria, media consultant to the security agencies shows Boko Haram terrorists running away from battle as attack helicopters bombard their locations. The aerial video shows the terrorists in disarray, running from approaching Air Force fighter jets and troops in Sambisa forest. The video further shows the dislodged and disorganized terrorists on flight in different directions and running helter-skelter in the expansive forest. Another video depicts how vulnerable women and children were cautiously and deliberately guided to safety by the Nigerian pilots.

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  • Xeno: Students fight back

    Kojo Nketiah, a Ghanaian student at Wits University, Johannesburg, was shocked to hear some of his fellows saying this. Most at Wits, he said, believe there is no excuse for xenophobia. "When people say 'xenophobia' they think only of pure violence but it's also psychological and emotional," Nketiah said. Since xenophobic violence erupted in Johannesburg, Nketiah has used a lift club instead of taking public transport to the campus from Centurion, near Pretoria.

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  • Nigeria: Veteran Nollywood, Peter Bunor Passes On

    A veteran Nollywood actor, Peter Bunor, reportedly died on Friday in Asaba, Delta, according to his son, Peter Bunor Jnr.

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  • Chelsea set for summer spending spree - Premier League

    EPA Oscar could be on his way out at Chelsea this summer. Jose Mourinho will propose Roman Abramovich bankrolls another summer transfer spree to turn Chelsea into Europe’s top dogs once more. The Blues manager will recommend the newly-crowned Barclays Premier League champions strengthen significantly ahead of the next campaign when he files his end-of-season report this month. Despite their title success, Mourinho knows he must improve on the club’s Champions League showing this season after they were knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain in the second round.

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  • 28 Photos That'll Make You Wish You Were At David Beckham's 40th

    There was a Spice Girls reunion. In Morocco.

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  • Vavi snubs Malema call | The New Age Online

    Zwelinzima Vavi has snubbed Julius Malema’s call for a rival labour federation to Cosatu.

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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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