• 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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  • 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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  • South Africa: Tension Brews Between Nigeria, South Africa

    Tensions are brewing between Africa's two main powerhouses, Nigeria and South Africa, with the Nigerian Senate calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini for his alleged role in inciting the deadly violence that has rocked cities like Durban and Johannesburg. Nigerian civil-society groups and social network activists have reacted with horror to graphic images of foreigners being harrassed, stabbed and set ablaze in broad daylight in South Africa. The Nigerian Senate jumped in the fray on Wednesday, calling on the ICC to investigate Zwelithini, who last month reportedly compared foreigners to "lice" who should leave the country. The violence in South Africa is condemnable, according to Senator-elect Shehu Sani, who is with the All Progressives' Congress.

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  • Malawi: Another Malawian Dead in RSA Attacks On Foreigners

    Government says the number of Malawians dead in the ongoing attacks on foreigners in South Africa is now up to three, after reports from the Malawi's Embassy confirmed another one has died.

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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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  • Ethiopia: Ethiophobia, Afrophobia - a Shame

    Nelson Mandela was welcomed to Ethiopia with open arms during his time in exile. Now Ethiopians and other Africans are being murdered by the liberated South Africans. According to a BBC report, "kwerekwere" is a derogatory word in South Africa for African immigrants. In contrast, an article on Quartz says that white immigrants are treated differently, often referred to as "expats" or simply categorized as "tourists".

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  • Zimbabwe: Lobengula Descendant Condemns King Zwe's 'Comments'

    A DIRECT descendant of King Lobengula, Prince Peter Zwide Ka Langa Khumalo, has condemned the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in neighbouring South Africa. Speaking Thursday evening at the Bulawayo Press club for the first time since the eruption of the attacks Zwide Ka Langa Khumalo, who has got close links with the Zulu tribe, said he is against any xenophobic behavior and hate speeches that perpetrate violence among people. The violence, which has so far claimed more than 10 lives and displaced hundreds of foreigners, has been blamed on alleged statements by Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini that foreigners should leave South Africa.

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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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  • 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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  • Nigeria: Let's Weep for the Black Man

    What do you now have to say about what is going on in South Africa?' This was the text message which a reader sent to me two days ago. It is this message that stopped me from my plan this week to pour my rage and outrage on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Isa Hayatou who recently engineered an amendment to the CAF rules to pave way for him to again 'contest' and 'win' re-election and perhaps become life president of CAF. You know the man has become a naturalised indigene of CAF for so long that he cannot simply imagine life as a non-CAF president.

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  • 9 Pictures That Will Make You See The Universe Differently

    It's the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary on April 24. Time to learn more about how space pictures are made.

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  • COMMENT: What makes Senzo Meyiwa a legend? - SundayWorld

    Will the South African government do the same for other footballers? Well our international star; Lucky Dube also had a bullet in his body but everything continued as normal. Lucky Dube's profile is by far bigger than Meyiwa on an international level. Some say Meyiwa died a sudden death.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Admits Failure

    DURING his state visit to South Africa recently President Robert Mugabe painted a gloomy picture of the state of Zimbabwe's economy to his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma, as the country reached a milestone 35 years of Independence, it has emerged. In meetings with Zuma, South African ministers and senior government officials held in Pretoria, Mugabe was to the amazement of his hosts candid on the state of the economy, which he said was in dire straits. Top South African and Zimbabwean sources, who attended the meetings in South Africa said Mugabe painted a "very bleak" picture of the economy, shocking Zuma and his ministers who had apparently underestimated the severity of the economic crisis.

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  • South African Shops Boycotted

    Lilongwe/Blantyre — In the wake of a boycott call by the Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA), of South African shops and businesses, major South African outlets like Game, PEP and Shoprite closed shops in Blantyre and Lilongwe. This despite a seemingly stuttering start in Malawi's Capital, Lilongwe earlier in the morning as Shoprite and other shops remained opened before eventually closing later.

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  • Foreign-owned shop burned in Verulam - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    GCIS The People s March Against Xenophobia, where key leaders from the coalition of faith-based organisations, trade unions, NGOs and corporate South Africa spoke out against xenophobia alongside people directly affected by the violence, in Johannesburg. Durban - Despite government campaigns to quell xenophobic attacks and King Goodwill Zwelithini’s imbizo in which he called for peace and protection of foreign nationals, a shop belonging to a foreigner has been burnt in Verulam, north of Durban. An Ethiopian man, Hibtmu Eyobe, narrowly escaped death when his brother’s shop in Parkgate was set alight while he was sleeping inside.

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  • Nzimande/Israel visa matter escalated | The New Age Online

    The matter of Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande refused a visa to enter Palestine, has been escalated to diplomatic level between Israel and South Africa.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Gani Adams Visits South Africa

    National Coordinator of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, on Thursday, paid a solidarity visit to Nigerians living in South Africa in a move intended to assure them of protection over the spate of xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the country. Receiving Adams and his entourage, Nigeria's ambassador to South Africa, Uche Ajulu-Okeke, revealed that some Nigerians who were target of the attacks had had their businesses disrupted.

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  • ‘Execution of Bali Nine imminent’ - World News | IOL News

    The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of “Bali Nine” drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was “imminent”. “Indonesian authorities today advised Australian consular officials that the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be scheduled imminently at Nusakambangan prison in central Java,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement.

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  • Nigeria: 'Military On the Lookout for Shekau'

    Troops fighting terrorists in the north eastern part of the country have been faced with speculations about the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. In a statement yesterday, PR-Nigeria a media consultant for security agencies pointed-out that with no vociferous comments from Shekau, speculations within security circles is that the group are in such disarray that it no longer has the luxury of issuing threats. PR-Nigeria said a military source confided that since the declaration of the final push against the insurgents in the middle of February, and directive to clear all terrorists' camps before May 29 handover date, the Nigerian troops have been on the lookout for Shekau and other commanders of Boko Haram.

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  • 36 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometers into the sky. A competitor spits water as he passes under a fence during the first Belik Race on April 19, 2015, in Cabanillas del Campo, in the region of Guadalajara, Spain.

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