• 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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  • 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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  • Beauty in the face of hatred - Weekend Argus

    NIGERIAN-born beauty Aminat Ayinde, who has strutted on catwalks and featured on magazine covers around the world, has told of how she encountered xenophobia in Cape Town. Ayinde was physically attacked in Sea Point last year by a man who thought she was Congolese, and told her to go back to her own country. Ayinde, who appeared on TV’s America’s Next Top Model five years ago, now lives in Cape Town. My concern is Africa, to give back to us, our land and our people,” said Ayinde.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - SERAP Drags South Africa to ICC Over Attacks On Nigerians, Others

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Mrs. Fatou Bensouda to use her "good offices and position to investigate allegations of hate speech by the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, which has resulted in killing, violence and discrimination against Nigerians and other African citizens living in South Africa, as well as the complicity/negligence of the country's law enforcement agencies to prevent these crimes against civilian pop

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  • Airport robber’s bid to stay in Joburg jail - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Christopher Mark Billings plotted the brazen R100 million robbery at OR Tambo International Airport. Johannesburg - The man who plotted the brazen R100 million robbery at OR Tambo International Airport has hauled the Correctional Services minister to court. Christopher Mark Billings is challenging his pending transfer to a prison facility in Limpopo.

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  • Robert Marawa is an 'absent' father, says mother of his child

    In an open letter posted on her Facebook page, Marawa’s former girlfriend and mother of his son Awande, Zoe Mthiyane, lifts the lid on how she had to “suffer alone” with her son and how she relied on friends for accommodation. The Australia-based actress and model said she had battled without success to get Marawa to be involved in their child’s life. "Over the years I have suffered alone in South Africa prior to my taking a job in Australia, even relying on friends to accommodate our son and I. My support structure in Australia have seen me manoeuvre a foreign country, with a baby without your participation, financial support or enquiry on how he was doing.

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  • China fines Mercedes $57 million in price-fixing probe | The New Age Online

    A Chinese regulator said Thursday it has fined Mercedes Benz 350 million yuan ($57 million) on price-fixing charges in a wide-ranging probe of the auto industry that has prompted complaints foreign automakers are being treated unfairly. The unit of Germany’s Daimler AG was fined for violating anti-monopoly law by enforcing minimum prices dealers were required to charge for vehicles and replacement parts, according to the price bureau of the eastern province of Jiangsu. Setting minimum retail prices is common in other countries but Chinese regulators reject it as a violation of free market competition.

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  • Mandla Mandela commends Zulu king’s stance on xenophobia

    Nelson Mandela’s controversial grandson‚ the Mvezo chief Mandla Mandela‚ has commended King Goodwill Zwelithini and President Jacob Zuma for attempting reverse the xenophobic sentiment sparking violence in South Africa. Conjwa found his behaviour was in direct contrast to his grandfather’s legacy.

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  • Nigeria: Troops Kill Senior Boko Haram Commander - - Defence Headquarters

    The Nigerian military said it killed a top terrorist commander, Abu Mojahid, on Tuesday. The Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, in a statement said Mr. Mohajid was among the terrorists that died in an encounter with Nigerian troops in the outskirt of Algarno forest on Tuesday morning. "A number of the terrorists died as the troops repelled the attack. "Improvised explosive devices planted by the terrorists to deter the comprehensive offensive by the advancing troops are also being carefully cleared as troops continue to pursue fleeing ones," he said.

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  • Alexandra hostel raided in weapons search - PHOTOS

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  • Nigeria: South Africans Attack Nigerians

    Shops and restaurants were looted, and in most cases, these went on with law enforcement agents seeming to derive some pleasure from watching. Many trace the violence to a statement credited to the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, who called on foreigners, who he blamed for the high crime rates and unemployment among South Africans, to leave. Nigerians were a sizeable proportion of the attacked foreigners. The repatriation of 124 Nigerians in March 2012 over alleged forged immunisation cards is one.

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  • Winnie: ANC is tearing itself apart - Politics | IOL News

    THE STAR Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, seen at her home in Orlando West, Soweto, says the ANC should seriously consider changing to a constituency-based electoral system. Johannesburg - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has appealed to the ANC to “seriously consider” amending the constitution to change the electoral system from proportional representation to a constituency-based system. “Our problem, of course, will always be this proportional representation,” Madikizela-Mandela said this week in an interview.

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  • Incredible Pictures From Chile's Calbuco Volcano Eruption

    The volcano is located about 600 miles south of Santiago, and just a few miles from the city of Puerto Varas. Evacuations were ordered for a 12-mile radius around the volcano.

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  • Brains and facts in short supply

    It is also about xenophobia, but mostly it has to do with good information and how it seems to be in erratic supply in South Africa. Apparently 97% of the births in Pretoria are done via Caesarean section between Monday and Friday, not because women need surgery to have babies, but because it suits the schedules of obstetricians and swells medical- aid coffers. At the xenophobia imbizo hosted by King Goodwill Zwelithini an enterprising local held up a hastily crafted sign.

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  • African fury over xenophobia attacks - Africa | IOL News

    Africans across the continent have reacted with a vengeance to xenophobic attacks in South Africa, threatening to retaliate economically and politically if the violence against their nationals is not stopped. Members of Parliament in Nigeria’s lower house have gone so far as to put forward a motion to sever diplomatic ties with South Africa, which was defeated. Mass protests against South African xenophobia have taken place in several Nigerian cities in recent days. In the past week, the South African High Commissioner in Abuja Lulu Mguni was summoned by the Nigerian government, which sought to express its displeasure.

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  • South Africa's 'demon of tribalism’ raises its head | Daily Maverick

    During the struggle for political freedom there was a deliberate attempt to play down people’s pride in the tribes they belonged to, especially when it meant the denigration of another. The ANC has claimed it “buried the demon of tribalism” long time ago but while this is a good rallying cry, it is not necessarily true. Writings about life in exile and anecdotes from ANC comrades and functionaries, particularly those who were in Lusaka, are evidence of this untruth. It would perhaps be proper to say the ANC did not bury tribalism, but it was able to manage it within its ranks in exile and among the majority of South Africans (in the country) who believed in its ideals.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Reprisal Attacks Will Plunge Nigeria's Economy, Says MTN

    MTN Nigeria has cautioned against reprisal attacks on multinationals that have links with South Africa owing to the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, saying any such occurrence would result in monumental loss and setback for the Nigerian economy. Xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa by some group of South Africans has led to loss of lives and property of Nigerians living in South Africa. Corporate Services Executive, MTN Nigeria, Mr. Wale Goodluck, who joined other Nigerians in condemning the heinous act, stated the need to douse emotions in Nigeria in other to avoid reprisal attacks on some targeted investments like MTN, Shoprite, MultiChoice in Nigeria, which he said, would have far reaching negatively impact on the Nigerian economy, owing to the companies' huge contribution to the economy of Nigeria.

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  • Blue Ivy pushed Tina Knowles to re-marry | The New Age Online

    "In September we went on a boat with Beyonce and Jay-Z and when we came out one night dressed to go to dinner, Blue said, 'Oh, you all look beautiful. Richard said, 'Oh, Blue, soon. Tina and Richard tied the knot on Sunday, April 12 on a super yacht cruising around Newport Beach, California.

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  • 'No disrespect to Muhammad Ali, but...I'm the best ever', says Mayweather

    Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather this week defended his claim that he is a superior fighter to Muhammad Ali, saying the man regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxer in history “did it in one division” only.

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