• Trevor Noah's relentless arc to fame and fortune

    This week, he bagged another appearance on the English comedian John Bishop's upcoming BBC series The John Bishop Show, where he is set to appear alongside British musicians Leona Lewis, Florence and the Machine, The Vaccines and Jessie Ware. The eight-part variety show shot at London's Hackney Empire will air on BBC One from Saturday May 30.

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  • 'Zuma made Mandela feel ashamed' - Libyan PM

    The e-mails, released on Friday after a court order, reveal that Zuma had a frosty relationship with Mahmoud Jibril, who was interim prime minister of Libya during the civil war that claimed the life of Muammar Gaddafi. Clinton's e-mails about the 2011 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya were handed to the US State Department on Friday.

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  • Khune and Mashamaite demand millions, Chiefs show them the door: report

    Two of Kaizer Chiefs top players have apparently been given their marching orders by soccer bosses for demanding steep salary increases.

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  • Chiefs deny Khune and Mashamaite exit | The New Age Online

    Kaizer Chiefs has dismissed reports that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and defender Tefu Mashamaite have been booted out of the team adding that they both still have contracts with the club. Reports surfaced that the duo have been shown the door at Naturena after contractual talks have stalled and it is reported that the players want more improved contract with the club. “ As we do every season, we'll hold a press conference to update fans on who's staying and going ,it will be this week,” Chiefs communication manager Vina Maphosa told Power FM. Khune and Mashamaite's contracts with the Glamour boys are coming to end of June and big spenders Mamelodi Sundowns are monitoring the situation closely with the intention of bringing the duo to Chloorkop.

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  • Dispute over ‘Zim first lady’s’ flat - Africa | IOL News

    Expensive Hong Kong lawyers were due in court on Monday representing Zimbabwe’s “secret project”, which is a R7 million villa much loved by first lady Grace Mugabe. Ownership of the flat is disputed as Jack Ping, a Taiwanese-born businessman, who lives in Joburg, claims he bought and paid for it in 2008, first via a company, Cross Global, and he then says he transferred it into his name two years later. The Zimbabwe government describes the property in papers before the Hong Kong High Court, as a “secret project”, and says it paid cash for it but has not yet produced any receipt.

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  • Soldiers for hire: SA’s great security risk | Daily Maverick

    The first of these started immediately after the elections that saw outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan lose in the democratic elections. The Nigerian military launched a joint operation with troops from Cameroon, Chad and Benin, as well as a few Canadian trainers. Boko Haram began its terrorism and insurgency seven years ago. Before the elections, which had to be postponed owing to terror threats, Boko Haram controlled an area compatible to the size of Belgium inside the territory of Nigeria and her neighbours.

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  • Kenny Kunene's book of dirt on Sophie Ndaba - SundayWorld

    According to the associate, who asked to remain anonymous on the basis of having business dealings with Kunene, the Sushi King wrote that he dated Ndaba but broke up with her because she was "toxic" to him. In the past, there was speculation that Ndaba was sleeping with Kunene's business partner Gayton McKenzie. Kunene's associate said he had also informed Ndaba about the coming kiss-and-tell tale from Kunene. When contacted for comment, Kunene said he was attending a funeral and promised to respond afterwards.

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  • Zahara's house on the line - SundayWorld

    The City of Johannesburg and Nedbank are said to be gunning for her plush house in Little Falls, west of Joburg, because of her alleged tardiness with payments. The award-winning songbird, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, was reportedly R35000 in arrears after defaulting for two months and the bank was planning to hand her account over to the repo men if she failed to settle the debt in the third month. The City of Johannesburg allegedly handed her account over to its lawyers because she was about R200000 in arrears for water and electricity. Zahara laughed off the allegations that her house is about to go under the hammer.

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  • South Africa: Petition Calls On EU to Let White South Africans Return

    The European Union needs to admit white South Africans as they face ethnic cleansing, according to a petition circulating online on Sunday. "The white South African population currently faces ethnic cleansing and persecutions at the hands of the ANC government, the EFF, and various individual anti-white aggressors," according to Rodrigo Herhaus de Campos, who says in the petition, posted on the website change.org, that he comes from Brazil. The site allows for anyone to put up a petition about anything they feel strongly about.

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  • Nigeria: Eadris Abdukarim, You Lied!

    SINCE 2004 that then rave of the moment Afro hip hop artiste Eadris Abdukarim had a face-off with American rap star 50 Cent inside a chartered aircraft at the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, I have not had the opportunity to listen to Eadris speak on the issue.

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  • Walcott hat-trick perfect boost for Gunners ahead of Cup final | The New Age Online

    A stunning first-half hat-trick from Theo Walcott gave Arsenal the perfect Premier League send-off from the Emirates with a 4-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. It ensured the Gunners would approach a record 19th FA Cup final appearance on Saturday against Aston Villa, who lost 1-0 to relegated Burnley, in confident mood. With Champions League football already secured for a 18th successive year, this rout – Arsenal’s joint second biggest victory this calendar year – was arguably the ideal preparation before attempting to defend the FA Cup next Saturday.

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  • Feud mars Mompati funeral - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA President Jacob Zuma with his wife, Bongi Ngema, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Speaker of the National Assembly and chairwoman of the ANC, Baleka Mbete, were among the party faithful to bid farewell to ANC stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati at her funeral service in Vryburg on Saturday. Johannesburg - The “towering” role played by struggle stalwart Ruth Segomotsi Mompati in bringing democracy to South Africa was marred by family feuds openly displayed at her funeral held at the Vryburg Showgrounds in the North West province on Saturday.

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  • Zuma plans xeno probe

    In his Africa Day speech at the University of Pretoria, in Mamelodi, Zuma insisted that xenophobia was not to blame for attacks on foreigners. "I hope as we prepare to debate xenophobia we will not perpetuate the notion that South Africans are xenophobic.

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  • Machel 'false beacon' theory bolstered by newly-released TRC records

    Testimony by a former Koevoet and military intelligence operative known as "James", who stated that he saw a "moveable beacon" at a military base in Mbuzini weeks after the tragic incident, has lent credence to this theory. The operative's sensational claim - made during in camera hearings at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in June 1998 - has been made public for the first time after the South African History Archive secured the records from the Department of Justice under the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

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  • Kendall Jenner 'snubbed by Hollywood film-makers'

    US model Kendall Jenner was reportedly snubbed by movie producers at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Bonang, Bonnie & Jeannie D may be fab, but they're no Noleen

    Now we know: Afternoon Express, a new show in SABC3's 4pm weekday timeslot, hosted by TV heavyweights Jeannie D, Bonnie Mbuli and Bonang Matheba. Google Rebel Wilson to understand why that distinction was felt necessary.

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  • Expectation weighs on Nigeria's Buhari as he takes over power

    Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) party accused President Goodluck Jonathan's administration of sabotage for allegedly deliberately handing over the nation in its worst state since independence 55 years ago. "No electricity, no fuel, workers are on strike, billions are owed to state and federal workers, $60 billion owed in national debt and the economy is virtually grounded," APC spokesman Lai Mohammed said. "It's not in dispute that the Jonathan government has messed up things," said rice trader Mulikat Bello in the Agege area of Lagos, Nigeria's financial capital.

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  • UCT student fights suspension - Western Cape | IOL News

    Suspended UCT student Chumani Maxwele. Cape Town - The UCT student accused of racially abusing a staff member is receiving legal assistance to have his suspension from classes overturned. Chumani Maxwele, a political science student and social activist, was among students who led the recent “Rhodes Must Fall” campaign at UCT. Maxwele was also the student who flung human faeces at the statue of Cecil John Rhodes.

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  • Nigeria: How 197 Drug Convicts Escaped From Prison

    It has been revealed how 179 convicts serving various terms in jail escaped from Nigeria prisons. The NDLEA boss, however did not disclosed the name of the ex-convict, but added that the situation has become worrisome considering the fact that it is the lives of officers who arrested the suspects that is presently at risk. Giade made this disclosure during the public destruction of about 18,791.595 kg of illicit drugs at Ibereko, in Badagry area of Lagos State.

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