• Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ambushed and Humiliated in Nigeria

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe may perhaps have to find another phrase to describe Nigeria after he was humiliated by a group of journalists who took him to task over his prolonged stay in power and lack of democracy in Zimbabwe. As soon as Mugabe and his entourage had arrived for president Buhari's inauguration, Nigerian journalists swarmed around his vehicle to ask a barrage of provocative questions, in apparent contempt for the 91-year old strongman. Was Mugabe happy to be in Nigeria? What was his feeling over the fact that he was in Abuja to witness a democratic handover of power when there was no such in his own country?

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  • Twitter reacts to lion attack - Connect

    On Monday afternoon a woman was killed at the Lion Park, located just outside of Johannesburg after she was pulled from the car by, well, a lion. Brochures are handed out to all of the tourists who visit the park,” Scots Simpson, operations manager at the park, told Fourways Review.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner: I was 'mistreated' by Kris Jenner

    The 65-year-old former Olympian - who was previously known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - says she chose to end her relationship with the 59-year-old television personality because of the way she was treated. People would see how I got mistreated. Caitlyn also admitted things changed when the pair secured a contract for Keeping Up With The Kardashians. "The relationship was different.

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  • Confirmed: Chiefs fire Khune, Mashamaite and Masango

    “Mandla was made an offer and then he made a counter offer and we made another counter offer and he came back with another counter offer. Mandla has been here for too long but obviously his actions speak louder than words. “With Tefu it was a scenario where he was made an offer quite early to renew his contract, his agent came back with a counter offer. The long and short of it is that we decided that we cannot go forward and therefore we have terminated negotiations as far as Mashamaite is concerned.

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  • Nigeria: Thirty Days in Thailand

    After visiting 39 countries and counting, 25-year-old Ele Atawodi describes Thailand as "the most adventurous, relaxing and beautiful place" she has ever been. Forgive me if there have been some slight changes as I made this trip in 2012, right after my Nigerian Law School Bar Finals. Thailand to date is the most adventurous, cultural, relaxing and beautiful place I have ever been. My recommended duration of travel for anyone planning to visit Thailand is no less than two weeks.

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  • Police officers caught sleeping on duty

    Pictures of police officers allegedly sleeping while on duty went viral on social media on Monday. Uploaded onto Facebook by Amoré Sameera Jooste, the images show the two officers seemingly in deep sleep in a Wierdabrug police van, Rekord Centurion reported. The men were parked outside a Pick n Pay Express shop at the BP petrol station in Eldoraigne, Centurion, south of Pretoria at around 04:00 on Sunday morning, Jooste said. Crime Line head Yusuf Abramjee also shared the images on his Facebook and said: “I have asked the Gauteng police commissioner to urgently investigate this and take the necessary action.

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  • The Massive Real Estate of the Jonathans

    Lying next to it is an elephant project that could not be completed since tenure of corrupt former governor of the State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha. President Goodluck Jonathan while he was governor of Bayelsa State took over the project but also did not finish it. The first lady’s new hotel is only few months away from completion and almost ready for business. Also in Otueke the family compound of the Jonathans is being fully guarded by military men.

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  • Tracy Morgan's Emotional First Interview Since His Car Accident

    On Monday, June 1, almost a year after his limo was hit by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike — leading to many grave injuries and the death of his friend — Tracy Morgan sat down for his first interview on Today. The comedian and actor, along with his lawyer Benedict Morelli, joined Matt Lauer to discuss the June accident and his recovery. While the extent of Morgan’s injuries were not disclosed, Morgan did confirm he was in a coma for two weeks following the accident, has suffered a brain injury, and has broken many bones. The comedian was seated during the interview, but held a cane in his hand, and said he has no memory of the accident.

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  • SA’s 2010 huge ticket sales shock - Soccer

    The controversy swirling around South Africa’s 2010 World Cup has deepened further with fresh claims that Fifa allegedly identified serious issues with South Africa’s bid two weeks before choosing it as the host nation – but did nothing about it. This was because football’s world governing body was more concerned with putting on a good “TV show” when it named South Africa as the winning bidder, according to a new report, which also says the tournament has left the country with “an oversupply of underutilised stadiums”. The report says South Africans are still shouldering the financial burden of the tournament years down the line. The research, published by a British academic days before nine Fifa officials were charged with decades of corruption, appears to undermine the idea that the organisation has been a positive force in Africa – a factor that played a key part in Sepp Blatter’s re-election as president, on Friday.

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  • 13 celebrities who gave Caitlyn Jenner love on Twitter

    After Caitlyn Jenner was introduced to the world via a fierce 'Vanity Fair' cover, the 65-year-old has received tons of support from celebrities on Twitter.

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  • Investing in a new passport

    With enough money you can buy anything, even a foreign citizenship. “For families with means, it’s really just about giving yourself and your kids options,” says Andrew J. Taylor, vice-chair of Henley & Partners, the company that basically created the citizenship-by-investment concept, turned around the fortunes of a struggling Caribbean island, St Kitts & Nevis. Around 90% of Henley & Partners’ clients don’t want to move from their home country immediately, but would like to do so at a future date or want the convenience of multiple passports, says Taylor. Its latest Visa Restriction Index says South Africans can access 97 of 199 countries visa-free.

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  • Visa rules could add to SAA’s hardships

    NEW visa rules, which have already caused a drop in tourist numbers to SA, could be a risk to South African Airways’s (SAA’s) turnaround plan, says an industry body. The new visa regulations come into effect today, and the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) has blamed them for a decline in tourists from key markets such as China and India. Air China last week cited the new rules and recent xenophobic violence for delaying the start of direct flights to SA. This prompted Satsa CEO David Frost to ask on Friday: "How is SAA going to implement its turnaround strategy with a decline in tourist arrivals?

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  • Malema now owes Sars R31m - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    PRETORIA NEWS Economic Freedom Fighters supporters protested outside the High Court in Pretoria on Monday as arguments in Julius Malema's tax case were being heard. Pretoria - The South African Revenue Service (Sars) wants EFF leader Julius Malema to be sequestrated, saying that the compromised deal it had with Malema was off the table. Sars alleges that Malama was not honest about the source he used to settle his debt, and that he now owed the taxman around R31 million. Malema initially owed Sars R18 million, but this was reduced in May last year to R7.2 million in a compromising deal.

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  • Smith wears dress to friend’s prom - Tonight News

    Jaden Smith wore a dress to take Amandla Stenberg to her prom. The 16-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith - who has previously been linked to Kendall Jenner - ditched the traditional tuxedo for a black and white dress with a black suit jacket to attend the 16-year-old actress' party to celebrate graduating from high school.

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  • Africa: Visa for Africans Visiting Africa

    Traveling in Africa can be such a pain, an inconvenience that I wish I could avoid. After flying for over five hours from Nairobi to Accra aboard Kenya Airways, we landed at Kotoka International Airport where I had to change flights for the last leg of my trip to Abidjan, a 45 minute leap. On arrival there, the South African Airways official said I couldn't proceed. Having left my place in Kigali at midnight and waited in the departure lounge for four hours to make the one hour cruise from Kanombe to Jomo Kenyatta Airport where we arrived at daybreak; then another six hour wait for the next flight at 12:15pm, EA time...

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  • Obama, others say final goodbyes to BB - Tonight News

    REUTERS/Rogelio V. Solis A family member is brought to tears during B.B. King's funeral in Indianola, Mississippi on May 30, 2015. B.B. King was laid to rest on Saturday in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi. The blues musician died aged 89 on 14 May in Las Vegas, where he lived, and a private viewing and invitation-only memorial service was held there before his body was moved back to Mississippi for a service held at Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church, which is just off B.B. King Road, per the singer's request. Around 500 people were in the church for the service which honoured King's life, including his longtime personal assistant Myron Johnson, who told stories of his first meetings with the 'Rock Me Baby' hitmaker - when the musician told him he could call him whatever he wanted, so long as he didn't call him 'Pops' - to his last evening with the legend, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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  • Lion Park attacks: Tourists beware

    A US tourist was killed and a tour guide injured in a lion attack at Johannesburg’s Lion Park.

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  • Khune, Masango and Tefu named in Bafana squad

    Itumeleng Khune, Tefu Mashamaite and Mandla Masango might have been shown the door at Kaizer Chiefs but Shakes Mashaba opened the door to them in Bafana Bafana.

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  • Rebellion may send e-tolls to the scrap heap of apartheid laws

    In accordance with the inept manner in which it has handled the revolt against e-tolling, the government has played into the rebels’ hands with contradictory advertisements on the revised charges announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. The response to this by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) was suitably chirpy: "There are fun and games ahead. In one sense — though not the scale of penalties — the threat to withhold licence discs is reminiscent of how the National Party (NP) government attempted to break the campaign of defiance against unjust laws in the 1950s. Popular defiance is the name of the game, and there are many lessons from our history about attempts to enforce laws with so little popular legitimacy.

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  • What does SA’s future look like under a faded rainbow?

    WHILE a deeply divided SA meanders leaderless in confusion, the wise words of the French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) come to mind: "Among the laws that rule human societies, there is one that seems more precise and clear than all others. Unquestionably, mounting threats to political stability in SA derive from the fact that equality of political participation grew more rapidly than "the art of associating together". As the people use their democratic right of participation, a popular demand overload builds up against a government that cannot deliver on its promise of "a better life for all", resulting in anger, racial intolerance and radicalism. Learning and practising the "art of associating together" was our greatest if not most daunting challenge after the demise of white hegemony.

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