• Obama's grandmother vowed to cook a traditional meal for him

    "With regards to what food I will prepare for Barack on his visit, I will prepare all the traditional food available," she said, speaking her Luo language through a translator on a visit to Nairobi. "It does not matter whether Barack is a senator or a president," she added. Mama Sarah was the third wife of US president's paternal grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, and lives in the small village of Kogelo in western Kenya which is home to a number of the president's relatives. Obama's late father was born in Kogelo and grew up there before travelling abroad to study, where he met Obama's American mother in Hawaii.

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  • Racist now has two black 'daughters'

    A self-confessed white Afrikaner racist has opened his home to the two daughters of a deceased black ANC woman activist. Gansbaai businessman Ferdi Kritzinger admits he has always been a racist. "I desperately needed a black partner and an attorney friend of mine recommended I contact businesswoman Yvonne Lungcuzo. "I was very conservative, a gentle racist, and in the beginning I did not trust her.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • Nigeria: Buhari Heartbroken By Boko Haram's Killing Spree

    Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has described the latest wave of killings by ?the Boko Haram sect in Borno State as most inhuman and barbaric, in attempt to express his heartbreak over their actions. An Aso Rock statement said the President considered the murder of up to 150 innocent men, women and children in Kukawa by the terrorists a very heinous atrocity which must be unreservedly condemned by all people of conscience. "The President believes that these last desperate acts of fleeing agents of terrorism underscore the urgent need to bring to early fruition the efforts of his government to form a more effective international coalition against insurgency and terrorism in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. "President Buhari urges Muslims in Nigeria and across the world to reject with one voice the attackers claim to be acting in the name of Islam, and tell the terrorists to stop the abasement of their religion.

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  • Mandela children douse fire pool 'nonsense'

    Nelson Mandela's Qunu home does not have a fire pool.

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  • Zim’s power-hungry first lady eyes top job - Africa | IOL News

    Zimbabwe’s apparently fit first lady, Grace Mugabe, says she is working closely with the country’s two vice-presidents, developing policies and charting the way forward. As President Robert Mugabe’s health and memory declines, the first lady says she is working closely with Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, appointed by her husband at the Zanu-PF congress in December.

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  • Illegal stokvel has five bank accounts frozen

    A popular online stokvel has been declared illegal and had its five bank accounts frozen. The Wealth Hub was set up by former University of North West vice-chancellor and one-time business partner of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Dr Ngoato Takalo. Takalo, her co-directors Dr Lizette Kleynhans and Stefan Minnaar have their five bank accounts, held at Absa and Standard Bank frozen.

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  • Threat of Swazi revolution if Bucs, Chiefs match proceeds

    Swaziland human rights lobbyists say they have already put in place "underground" plans to launch a revolution should Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates play in a tournament organised by Swazi King Mswati III. The participation of the two Soweto soccer giants in the King's Cup to be held in Swaziland next month will be discussed in a meeting this week with the clubs' bosses when they meet Swaziland People's United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) and Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN). The lobbyists are fighting against King Mswati III for violating human rights and for ruling the country with an iron fist.

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  • Miss Universe resists pressure to quit - Tonight News

    AP Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, right, crowns Paulina Vega of Colombia, left, during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, on January 25, 2015. BOGOTA  - The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant’s owner, was “hurtful and unfair” in his comments about Mexican migrants. Vega has been under pressure at home and from abroad to renounce her title over Trump accusing Mexico of sending rapists and drug traffickers into the U.S.

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  • Cape in asteroid tsunami zone

    The map, which combines data on population density with data on where asteroids would most likely hit, came about after software was developed at the University of Southampton in the UK. Astronomer Nicola Laoring, of the South African Astronomical Observatory, says the map indicates that Western Cape would be at risk. "If an asteroid hits water, which is a distinct possibility given that 70% of the Earth is covered in water, then the impact could result in a tidal wave causing a tsunami in coastal regions. "The western coast of South Africa is also a high risk area as it lies along an asteroid impact corridor," she said.

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  • Royals get ready for Charlotte’s christening - IOL Tonight

    PA Prince George and Princess Charlotte are seen in this undated handout photo taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. London - Britain's royal family was gearing up on Saturday for the christening of Princess Charlotte, when the public will have their second chance to glimpse the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate. The two-month-old will be christened on Sunday in a low-key ceremony in a church on her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's country estate of Sandringham in Norfolk, eastern England. The Church of St Mary Magdalene is also a short walk from Anmer Hall, the secluded mansion to which William and Kate have relocated to bring up their children away from the glare of the media.

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • 14 Celebrities And Their Famous Lookalikes From The Past

    Secret relatives or time travellers?

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  • Zuma's wives cost you R54.6-million in his first term

    The average annual cost of the Presidential Spousal Support Unit for the last four years of former president Thabo Mbeki's administration, from 2005 to 2008, was R7.1-million. In Zuma's first term, the average rose to R10.9-million a year - an increase of R3.8-million. In response to questions, the spokesman for the president, Mac Maharaj, said the unit cost R7.877-million in 2010-11; R11.165-million in 2011-12; R7.068-million in 2012-13 and R13.019-million in 2013-14. The last time information was made publicly available on the unit was in February 2010 when the Presidency revealed in response to a parliamentary question that during Zuma's first year in office, 2009 to 2010, the unit cost R15.517-million.

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  • Cyril probed after EFF lays charges - Crime & Courts | IOL News

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  • Government switches bonds to relieve pressure

    THE government switched R203bn short-term debt in the form of domestic bonds for longer-term debt between 2008-09 and 2014-15, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Friday. This also partly mitigated the risk that the government might not be able to raise money to finance the budget deficit and repay debt at any scheduled point, or would have to do so at high cost. In a written reply to a parliamentary question by Congress of the People (COPE) leader Mosiuoa Lekota, Mr Nene said the government was paying interest at an average coupon/interest rate of 10% on the debt that needed to be refinanced over the next four years. Mr Lekota also wanted to know from Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown what the final cost of the construction of the Medupi power station would be.

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  • 'We'll set the world on fire,' proclaims Turkish minnows after signing Eto'o and Ronaldinho

    Newly promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor have completed the signing of Samuel Eto'o and are on the verge of adding Ronaldinho to their squad as the minnows prepares for the Super League season.

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  • South Africa has had 116 farm attacks in six months: Afriforum, Tau SA

    Gauteng previously had the number one spot‚ said agriculture union TAU-SA and activist group AfriForum. Releasing updated data on farm attacks for the first half of 2015‚ the groups recorded 27 murders and 116 attacks. A total of 1‚747 farm murders and 3‚542 attacks took place between 1990 and mid-year 2015‚ AfriForum and TAU SA said in a statement and via social media. Of the murder victims‚ 1‚133 were farmers‚ 465 direct family members‚ 130 farm workers and 19 visitors.

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  • Ramos is quick fix LVG needs - Premier League

    REUTERS Sergio Ramos, in some ways, the antithesis of the players Ferguson sought towards the end of his tenure. London - The restructuring of Manchester United in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era continues apace. Old Trafford’s academy system is being remodelled along more modern lines while United’s scouting network remains under review. It is, however, deep within the first-team squad that dramatic change at England’s most successful club is being felt and nowhere is that more apparent than in the pursuit of Spain international Sergio Ramos.

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  • Miley and Victoria's Secret model's PDA - IOL Tonight

    EPA Model Stella Maxwell takes to the catwalk during the 2014 Victoria's Secret fashion show at the Exhibition Centre in Earls Court in central London on 2 December 2014. Miley Cyrus has been spotted passionately kissing her rumoured girlfriend Stella Maxwell. The 22-year-old singer - who recently came out as bisexual - was seen locking lips with the 24-year-old Victoria's Secret model in a car park, during a break from filming her new music video in Hollywood. Sporting a sequinned gold minidress and raunchy knee-high boots, Miley threw her arms around Stella while the stunning blonde cupped the 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker's bottom with one hand.

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