• Nicki Minaj's ex covers up tattoo of her face

    Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has covered up his final tattoo of her face with a bed of roses. Safaree Samuels - who dated the 'Anaconda' hitmaker for 14 years before she dumped him last year - has had a bed of roses inked over his final body art tribute to her. The 34-year-old rapper fuelled rumours he'd split from the 32-year-old star in 2014 after he replaced etchings of her face and name on his chest with a rose and locket and key design. Alongside a split image of a Marilyn Monroe-inspired portrait of Nicki and a rose tattoo design, iAmCompton wrote: ''and u think yo job is hard.

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  • Nigeria: Passage - Reclusive and Mysterious Billionaire, Deinde Fernandez, Dies At 79

    Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez, billionaire business magnate, diplomat, mining tycoon, Permanent Representative of Central African Republic to the United Nations, is dead. Deinde Fernandez, as he was popularly known, died on Tuesday in a private hospital in Belgium. Born in Lagos in 1936 to one of the first European migrants to the city, Mr. Fernadez grew up to become one of Nigeria's most mysterious and reclusive billionaires with properties in several African countries as well as in Europe and America. Two years later, he became a Deputy Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations.

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  • Why Bieber broke down on the MTV stage - Tonight News

    Matt Sayles/Invision/AP Justin Bieber breaks down in tears after performing at the MTV

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  • South Africa: EFF Scores Nkandla Victory - DA Wants to Join in

    Efforts by political parties to call President Jacob Zuma to account over the Nkandla matter should not be seen as turf battles, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday. This is vitally important jurisprudence for our constitutional democracy and it's too important to indulge in who won what battle," MP James Selfe said. Selfe said the party was surprised by the Constitutional Court's decision.

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  • Egyptian billionaire to Greece, Italy: sell me an island to host the migrants

    "Greece or Italy sell me an island, I'll call its independence and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country," he wrote. Sawiris said in a television interview that he would approach the governments of Greece and Italy about his plan. Sawiris said an island off Greece or Italy could cost between $10 million and $100 million, but added the "main thing is investment in infrastructure". "And if things improve, whoever wants to go back (to their homeland) goes back," said Sawiris, whose family developed the popular El Gouna resort on Egypt's Red Sea coast.

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  • Details: Rapper AKA and Zinhle split saga gets ugly

    According to Sunday Sun, Zinhle found out about AKA's cheating ways when she found smses exchanged between him and Bonang Matheba. The two are said to have started seeing each other behind Zinhle's back. A source told Sunday Sun that Zinhle and AKA were leading separate lives even while she was pregnant. A well-known DJ had already tipped Zinhle off that AKA’s illicit love affair had blossomed at Metro FM.

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  • Nigerian Air Force Destroys Boko Haram's Solar Panels

    The solar panels are believed to have been used by Boko Haram for electricity in Sambisa forest.

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  • Johannesburg: City with most dollar millionaires in Africa

    Johannesburg, Jozi, or Egoli - the city of gold: call it what you like but it is still the city with the biggest number of dollar millionaires on the continent.

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  • Promiscuity is murdering us

    Why does South Africa have the largest HIV-positive population in the world? DA leader Helen Zille asked these questions in her statement on Sunday, "Tackling the new Aids denialism", - and she was also kind enough to give us the answer to bringing our HIV-infection rate under control. Zille said the reason we top the list of countries with the largest number of people living with HIV is because we are unfaithful. Quoting Dr Helen Epstein's book, The Invisible Cure on the HIV Pandemic in South Africa, Zille said the only countries in Africa that have turned the Aids pandemic around are those that have focussed on partner reduction.

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  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis on Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Europe remained deeply divided over the response to the worst crisis of its kind since World War II, despite the heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • Selfie madness: Too many dying to get the picture

    The rise of selfie photography in some of the world’s most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating risk-taking that has resulted in a string of gruesome deaths worldwide. The act of taking a picture of oneself with a mobile phone, placing the subject centre-stage, has exploded in popularity in recent years, with everyone from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to U.S. President Barack Obama joining in. Dozens of grisly selfie-related deaths and injuries in early 2015 led Russia’s Interior Ministry to launch a campaign warning avid mobile phone snappers about the danger of, among other things, posing for a selfie with a lion. In June, two men in the Ural Mountains died after posing pulling the pin from a hand grenade; in May a woman survived shooting herself in the head in her Moscow office; a month later a 21-year-old university graduate plunged 40 feet (12 metres) to her death while posing hanging from a Moscow bridge.

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  • You have the right to defend yourself - Ndlozi | The New Age Online

    "If the police cannot defend you when confronted by violent hooligans, you have only yourself to defend yourself," these are the words said by EFF national spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi on a radio interview on Power FM.

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  • ANC intent on alienating the West, our 'most important investors': IRR

    The Western countries the ANC was “busy targeting have long been South Africa’s most important investors‚ whereas investment from China and Russia is very limited”. The IRR said that in December 2013‚ the total value of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country was close on R1‚6-trillion‚ of which at least R1‚350-trillion or 85% was from the West. The total value of foreign indirect investment (mainly in equities and bonds) was then roughly R2‚7-trillion‚ at least R2‚435-trillion or 90% was from the West. By contrast‚ it said‚ the value of FDI from China was R59bn or 3.7% of the total‚ while the value of indirect investment from China was roughly R15bn or 0.5% of the full amount.

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  • ‘Petrol pastor’ defends ‘snake pastor’ | The New Age Online

    “Petrol” pastor Desmond Murathi from the Lion Pott’s House in Limpopo has defended controversial snake pastor Penuel Mnguni .

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  • De Gea doesn’t need olive branch - United - Premier League

    Reuters Manchester United insist it is not necessary for Louis van Gaal to make a trip to Madrid to repair his relationship with David De Gea. Manchester United insist it is not necessary for manager Louis van Gaal to make a trip to Madrid to repair his relationship with David De Gea, after the collapse of the goalkeeper's proposed transfer shattered the 24-year-old's hopes of a move back to his home city. As Ander Herrera insisted his compatriot was too good a professional not to reintegrate rapidly at Old Trafford, sources at the top of United rejected the suggestion that a trip was required similar to the one Sir Alex Ferguson made to Lisbon in 2008 when he persuaded Cristiano Ronaldo to delay a move to Real Madrid for one more year.

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  • The Big Read: ANC dresses our economic saviour in the devil's robes

    Whoever authored the international relations policy documents for the upcoming ANC national general council meeting ignored Voltaire's wise warning. Here is one nugget from our ruling party document: "The US does not appreciate the resurgence of Russia and China as dominant factors in the arena of international power relations.

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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: SA and Nigeria feel the pain of China’s new focus

    DISAPPOINTING growth in Africa’s two largest economies has highlighted the role of China in the global economy, now that China’s own economy is slowing. Expectations of more than 4% growth in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, are probably now too high, and SA’s prospects also look in need of revising. On Tuesday, the latest purchasing managers’ data showed the weakest growth in six-and-a-half years for small-to mid-sized China manufacturers and the weakest in three years for larger enterprises in that country. Economists had been warning that commodity-exporting countries would be troubled by China’s rebalancing to a more consumer-driven economy.

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  • Noah need to worry... or bribe - Trevor - The Star

    YouTube Trevor Noah in a short promotional video relaeasd by Comedy Central, with him are colleagues Jessica Williams, Hasan Minhaj and Jordan Klepper. As the countdown begins for South African comedy giant Trevor Noah to take over the reins as host of The Daily Show, he promises minimal changes during his tenure. In a short promotional video released by cable network Comedy Central this week, Noah reassures his colleagues that there won’t be too many adjustments to the popular American satirical show when he takes over at the end of the month.

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  • Nigeria: Army Uncovers "Unprecedented" Oil Bunkering Site

    The Nigerian Army says it has uncovered a massive illegal oil bunkering site located one kilometre along the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Port Harcourt. Stevenson Olabanji, a Brigadier General and Commander of 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Port Harcourt that thousands of litres of illegally refined diesel were discovered at the site.

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