• Cameroon president’s daughter posts racy photo on Instagram, then deletes

    The daughter to the president of the Republic of Cameroon, Brenda Biya may have found herself on the wrong side of history after posting and later deleting a picture of her kissing a mystery boy on her Instagram. This is the very first time Brenda has posted such an intimate photograph on her Instagram.

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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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  • OPINION: Zuma responds to Couto's open letter

    In fact Mozambique became my second home and it remains my home. You are in pain as your letter indicates, because of the deaths of Mozambicans and the general attacks on foreign nationals in parts of our country. South Africans are also in pain because of the tragic and senseless killings of all seven persons in the past weeks. The reports we have received indicate that the attacks last week in Durban were sparked off by the conduct of an employer who fired South African workers who had gone on strike and employed workers from outside the country.

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  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Likens Xenophobia in S'africa to Nigeria's Boko Haram

    One of Nigeria's popular clerics and and the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), has condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa, while likening it to the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria. In a message to South Africa in the facebook, the cleric called for peace and unity, stressing that each country has its own challenges. Joshua said to South Africans: "I cannot leave you without addressing my nation, South Africa, concerning the challenges you are facing.

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  • "Everybody Loves Raymond" Child Star Sawyer Sweeten Dies At 19

    Sawyer Sweeten, who played twin Geoffrey Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, died Thursday at 19. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, she went on to say that her family was devastated and is asking for privacy. On Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005, Sawyer and his real-life twin brother, Sullivan, portrayed twins Geoffrey and Michael Barone.

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  • 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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  • Winnie shattered by xenophobic attacks - The Star

    With tears welling in her eyes, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela listened intently as Zimbabwean Herbert Sibanda recounted how he had managed to cheat death at the hands of a xenophobic mob. As Madikizela-Mandela was focusing on Sibanda’s harrowing encounter, a voice rang out from the makeshift camp sheltering about 300 foreigners at the local police station. It was on a blustery morning; Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the height of South Africa’s most violent wave of xenophobic violence that left more than 60 people dead and hundreds injured. The fear in Sibanda’s voice and the wretchedness of the masses cramped in the camp moved Madikizela-Mandela to tears.

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  • Love in a Time of Xenophobia

    The xenophobic attack triggered by remarks by King Goodwill Zwelithini of the Zulu nation did not deter Thandeka Mkhwanazi and Ethiopian Mali Wondawock from going ahead with a traditional Zulu ceremony to prepare for their forthcoming marriage.   ALSO ON THIS PAGE: Philosopher Achille Mbembe, also an immigrant to South Africa, reflects on the violence, Mozambican writer Mia Couto writes an open letter to President Jacob Zuma, who replies to him.

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  • Mourinho plays down his supremacy over Wenger | The New Age Online

    Chelsea may be two wins away from regaining the Premier League title, but manager Jose Mourinho insists he is taking nothing for granted -- including his unblemished record against Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The London rivals meet on Sunday with Chelsea 10 points clear at the top of the table. Victory at second-placed Arsenal would mean Mourinho's team can clinch the title by beating Leicester City three days 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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  • 'Madiba would weep'

    MTN and Shoprite are among the South African businesses with major interests in Nigeria. Speaking yesterday in Pretoria at a University of South Africa debate, he said he would never have imagined that South Africans "could display such cruelty against their brothers and sisters".

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  • WATCH: Passenger describes the Metro Bus crash

    At least 65 people were injured, 5 in critical condition, with 3 people still trapped in one of the buses which collided head-on in Jan Smuts Avenue this morning. The driver of the single decker bus is also still trapped, the City of Johannesburg said in an updated statement about the accident. The ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said emergency service personnel are working to try and rescue the man. The two metro buses collided while travelling at Jan Smuts drive this morning causing heavy traffic delays.

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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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  • 10 foreign drug convicts face firing squad in Indonesia

    Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet, diplomats said on Friday. Among the convicted drug offenders set to face the firing squad are nationals from Australia, Brazil, France and Nigeria and the case has strained relations between the governments of those nations and Indonesia. Security was heightened on Friday at the prison island of Nusakambangan off the Javanese port of Cilacap, where the executions will take place.

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  • Tourism SA slams travel warnings

    The CEO of Tourism South Africa Thulani Nzima on Friday said the recently issued travel warnings on the country, amidst the xenophobic attacks in Kwazulu-Natal and Johannesburg, have had a dire effect the industry. Among the countries submitting travel warnings were Australia’s High Commission, and the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Earlier this week, Hong Kong’s Special Administrative Region Government also issued a tourism advisory which warned residents, who intend to visit South Africa, to monitor the situation and exercise caution. Nzima said the travel warnings are exaggerated and not a true reflection of South Africa.

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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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  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia Chokes Bus Operators

    BUS operators plying the Harare-Johannesburg route yesterday said business has nosedived following the xenophobic attacks that have gripped South Africa. Eagle Liner's regional information technology sales specialist, Mr Noble Toto, said daily revenue had dwindled significantly since April 18. Mr Toto said their buses would sometimes leave for Johannesburg with between 23 and 30 passengers out of a possible 67. Yesterday one of the Eagle Liner coaches left Harare with only 17 passengers.

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  • 21 Couples You Should Never Forget Existed

    Too much love in this post.

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  • Long walk to graduation

    Yibrah Ghebreyohannes, 32, was so determined to study geography in South Africa that, in 2010, when his country was plunged into war with Ethiopia, he fled and kept walking. "I crossed more than five countries, and travelled for more than 4000km on foot just to secure an education in South Africa, because I believe education is the only weapon that helps us to fight against all odds," he said. It took me six months to get to South Africa but when I arrived, I knew I was on my way to achieving my goal," he said. "When I applied for asylum, the government of South Africa granted me refugee status that allowed me to work and study," said Ghebreyohannes, who had been a geography teacher in Eritrea.

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  • Dr. Phil: Bruce Jenner is too old for gender transition

    The TV doctor was asked if he was upset he lost out to ABC's Diane Sawyer - who will be interviewing the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star - but joked if it had of been him, he would have spent the majority of the interview telling the 65-year-old former Olympian "what's the point". Meanwhile, in the latest teaser for Bruce's interview - in which he is expected to speak about his gender transition - the star admitted the chat was an "emotional rollercoaster".

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