• Nigeria: Boko Haram - 214 Rescued Girls Pregnant - UNFPA

    FOLLOWING the latest rescue of additional 234 women and children by the Nigerian Army from the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, indicated, yesterday, that a sizeable number of the rescued girls were visibly pregnant, even as unofficial reports put the latest number of pregnant girls in one of the camps in Borno as at last Saturday at 214. Giving this indication in Lagos, Executive Director, UNFPA, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, also disclosed that in the last one year, the organization had taken deliveries of over 16,000 pregnancies in the troubled North East part of the country.

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  • South Africans Have Never Really Wanted Nigerians

    I had barely spent 10 minutes on South African soil when I knew that Nigerians were unwelcome. Arriving at the O R Tambo International Airport, an immigration officer irritatingly asked me how long I was staying, despite seeing clearly on my passport that I had a visa to stay up to 30 days.

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  • Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter in demand

    Uncertainty remains as to whether Stuart Baxter will still be at Kaizer Chiefs next season. Baxter has won two league titles in three seasons since joining Amakhosi, as well as the 2014 Nedbank Cup and the 2014 MTN8. The South African Football Association are said to be interested in Baxter for the role of technical director, while Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca, who knocked Chiefs out of this year’s Caf Champions League, are also reported to have enquired about his services. It is now obvious that Josta Dladla and Siyabonga Nkosi will not be part of the team next season.

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  • Xeno tension erupts in Paarl - Cape Times

    THE xenophobia that started in KwaZulu-Natal, then spread to Gauteng, has now reached the Western Cape. An incident of xenophobia has rocked the quiet farmland of Groot Drakenstein near Paarl, where nine men were arrested for allegedly attacking a Somalian shopkeeper last week. Following the attack in the Mbekweni informal settlement on Wednesday, the area’s mayor, Gesie van Deventer, and her deputy, Conrad Poole, took to the streets at the weekend and handed out pamphlets denouncing xenophobia.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Blame the Victim!

    Maybe President Zuma and his xenophobic countrymen are right, after all. Long before it became a continental problem, Nigeria's incoming president, General Muhammadu Buhari, foresaw the possibility of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians who 'check out' to seek better life. It soon became clear that, at that point in time, Nigerians were not prepared for change as there were reports of open-air inter-denominational prayer sessions where Nigerians reportedly supplicated God's intercession to rid them of the corrective regime. Three decades on, the fear of xenophobic attacks that bothered General Buhari has assumed a frightening dimension.

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  • Xeno: Students fight back

    Kojo Nketiah, a Ghanaian student at Wits University, Johannesburg, was shocked to hear some of his fellows saying this. Most at Wits, he said, believe there is no excuse for xenophobia. "When people say 'xenophobia' they think only of pure violence but it's also psychological and emotional," Nketiah said. Since xenophobic violence erupted in Johannesburg, Nketiah has used a lift club instead of taking public transport to the campus from Centurion, near Pretoria.

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  • Vavi snubs Malema call | The New Age Online

    Zwelinzima Vavi has snubbed Julius Malema’s call for a rival labour federation to Cosatu.

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  • How did new mom Kate look so good? - IOL Lifestyle

    REUTERS Choosing a dress that skirted the knee drew attention from the post-childbirth waistline by showcasing Kate s perfect legs - a trick she used throughout this pregnancy. London - She emerged through the swing doors of the Lindo Wing like a ray of sunshine, wearing a yellow flower print dress and a smile so dazzling it was brighter than the hundreds of flashbulbs going off around her.

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  • Nigeria: Veteran Nollywood, Peter Bunor Passes On

    A veteran Nollywood actor, Peter Bunor, reportedly died on Friday in Asaba, Delta, according to his son, Peter Bunor Jnr.

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  • Devil worshipping hairstyles are now forbidden: Iran's Barbers Union

    Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments also being outlawed.

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  • Fight of the Century: all hype

    There is no such thing as the Fight of the Century. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao boxed in front of millions: it was another day, another payday. Some of the disillusionment at the letdown included digs at Mayweather, with critics declaring him the favourite for the Comrades Marathon, as no one can run like him. Mayweather fans waxed lyrical about his boxing finesse and skill and declared him the greatest of his generation.

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  • Southern Africa: Mugabe Gives SADC Delegates Comic Relief

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe was at the centre of a cocktail of drama and comedy during the just-ended Sadc Extra-Ordinary Summit in Harare on Wednesday as age continues to take its toll on the 91-year-old leader. Mugabe, who is the Sadc and African Union chairperson, stole the limelight as expected. Known for his penchant for smartness and being particular with his taste, Mugabe shocked many, including his colleague presidents who had lined up for a group photo session when he reached the left pocket of his jacket and took out a plastic hair comb and began to comb his hair in public.

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  • This Doctor Shares Her Amazing Blackhead Extractions On Instagram

    3. Thanks to Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, Instagram has been #blessed with scores of amazingly satisfying clips of pimples being banished. 5. Lee, a board-certified dermatologist based in Upland, California, is also a skin cancer specialist and cosmetic surgeon, but has grown a massive fan base thanks to her popping videos on Instagram and YouTube. 7. “For many, I think there is an enormous feeling of satisfaction or resolution when they watch blackheads being extracted or pimples being popped,” she told BuzzFeed News. Because of this, Lee finds people often like to watch her clips right before bed to help them unwind.

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  • Watch: Girl cries hysterically after getting a hug from Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin

    Real Madrid arrived in Turin ahead of their huge Champions League semi final 1st leg against Juventus on Tuesday. One lucky girl got up close and personal with Cristiano Ronaldo. getting the Real star to sign her Madrid jumper before receiving a hug from the three time Ballon d’Or winner.

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  • Tyga to cough up R12 million to save relationship with Kylie Jenner

    Tyga will reportedly pay R12 million to stop Blac Chyna from ruining his relationship with Kylie Jenner.

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  • Chelsea set for summer spending spree - Premier League

    EPA Oscar could be on his way out at Chelsea this summer. Jose Mourinho will propose Roman Abramovich bankrolls another summer transfer spree to turn Chelsea into Europe’s top dogs once more. The Blues manager will recommend the newly-crowned Barclays Premier League champions strengthen significantly ahead of the next campaign when he files his end-of-season report this month. Despite their title success, Mourinho knows he must improve on the club’s Champions League showing this season after they were knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain in the second round.

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  • South Africa: Bitter Boy Who Shames His Father and His People

    President Zuma's son Edward is xenophobic and racist. Like the disgarceful Zulu King Zwelithini he supports, whose reckless utterances sparked the attacks on foreginers, Edward continues Cecil Rhodes' odious legacy of dividing Africans. It is quite overwhelming to see the grown son of the most powerful man in South Africa act like a child that grew up in a home without discipline or education. Today, we can say that Edward Zuma is xenophobic, even though he himself was born in Swaziland.

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  • Is the #DASexScandal legit?

    “We reject it entirely, and suggest that congress delegates do the same,” said Maimane’s campaign manager Geordin Hill-Lewis. The email, which names and shames Gavin Davis, Paul Boughey, Athol Trollip and John Steenhuisen alongside Maimane, claims the men of the DA “use their power to manipulate the ascension of women in the party. Outgoing DA leader, Helen Zille has remained mum, but Maimane’s wife has come out in his defence.

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  • Togo/Nigeria: Emmanuel Adebayo - ... and His Shocking 'Juju' Story

    IT once happened to our own Daniel Amokachi.Voodoo men performed some magic and Amokachi believed them. It was at this time, shortly after the 1998 World cup in France, that the Voodoo men asked Amokachi to place an egg in a white handkerchief and crush it. The Voodoo men told Amokachi that what he had in his hand were the replica of what were in his knee and that detractors conjured them into his body.

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  • SABC needs more whites – Motsoeneng

    Embattled SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has said the national broadcaster needs more whites, specifically at an executive level, as 20 years into democracy continually talking about transformation is unfair to all workers. “We should not forget the rainbow of Nelson Mandela. If you look at the SABC the way it is, I have engaged colleagues saying we also need to employ white people. Motsoeneng was speaking to The Citizen at his offices at SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, yesterday.

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