• 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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  • 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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  • Xeno tension erupts in Paarl - Cape Times

    THE xenophobia that started in KwaZulu-Natal, then spread to Gauteng, has now reached the Western Cape. An incident of xenophobia has rocked the quiet farmland of Groot Drakenstein near Paarl, where nine men were arrested for allegedly attacking a Somalian shopkeeper last week. Following the attack in the Mbekweni informal settlement on Wednesday, the area’s mayor, Gesie van Deventer, and her deputy, Conrad Poole, took to the streets at the weekend and handed out pamphlets denouncing xenophobia.

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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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  • Rwanda: Premier League Ambitions Now Impossible to Achieve for Rwandan Talent

    Playing for English Premiership clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United or Chelsea is what many young footballers dream of, and 12-year-old Claude Nguba ('Dino') is no exception. "I am a Manchester United fan," Nguba says.

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  • How did new mom Kate look so good? - IOL Lifestyle

    REUTERS Choosing a dress that skirted the knee drew attention from the post-childbirth waistline by showcasing Kate s perfect legs - a trick she used throughout this pregnancy. London - She emerged through the swing doors of the Lindo Wing like a ray of sunshine, wearing a yellow flower print dress and a smile so dazzling it was brighter than the hundreds of flashbulbs going off around her.

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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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  • Fight of the Century: all hype

    There is no such thing as the Fight of the Century. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao boxed in front of millions: it was another day, another payday. Some of the disillusionment at the letdown included digs at Mayweather, with critics declaring him the favourite for the Comrades Marathon, as no one can run like him. Mayweather fans waxed lyrical about his boxing finesse and skill and declared him the greatest of his generation.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • #MayPac Fashion - Connect

    Here is a look at the fashion fight that was on the red carpet (At the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight).

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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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  • Africa: Xenophobia - Pan-African Parliament Considers Relocating Headquarters From South Africa

    Apparently displeased by the xenophobic violence in South Africa, the Pan-Africa parliament is considering relocating its headquarters from the country to any other country on the continent. Joseph Chelingi disclosed this at a civil society organisation/media forum held in Abuja.

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  • Zimbabwe: Kalanga Jibe Shows Botswana, SA That Mugabe Is Anti-Matebeleland, Says Ndlovu

    MDC SECRETARY general Moses Mzila Ndlovu has revealed plans to petition the South Africa and Botswana governments to help protect Kalangas he says were under siege in Zimbabwe from an ever vindictive President Robert Mugabe. Ndlovu, also a Kalanga, was speaking to NewZimbabwe.com following Mugabe's widely condemned anti-Kalanga jibe at a SADC summit in Harare last week. Challenged to proffer views on the causes of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa, President Mugabe claimed "uneducated" Kalangas who could not secure decent jobs across the Limpopo had turned to crime for a living.

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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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  • Sithole murder case postponed - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Kevin Sutherland, left, and James Oatway, assisted by a security guard and two nurses from a clinic, help Emmanuel Sithole to a car after he was stabbed in Alexandra. Johannesburg - The trial of four men accused of killing Mozambican hawker Emmanuel Sithole was postponed in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Mthinto Bhengu, Sizwe Mngomezulu, Ayanda Sibiya and Sifundi Mzimela allegedly stabbed Sithole, also known as Emmanuel Josias, to death on a street of the northern Johannesburg township, last month.

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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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