• Nigeria: Love Scam - EFCC Returns 10,000 Euros to French Victim

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered and returned the sum of 10,000 Euros (Ten Thousand Euros) about Two Million, Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira), to F. Mercade, a French citizen, who was a victim of internet love scam. The fund was wired to the victim through his account in France on the recommendation of the French Embassy in Nigeria. According to the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, "Mercade was duped by two internet fraudsters, Omodara Adedapo Oluseye and Adesuyi Ayodeji Adedapo after he was deceived into a phantom relationship that was supposedly altar-bound. "The scam was reported to the Commission via a petition from the French Consulate in Lagos, on behalf of Mercade.

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  • ‘Madiba’s pool not for fires’ - Politics | IOL News

    Nelson Mandela’s family has firmly doused claims that his Qunu home has a fire pool. Daughter Makaziwe Mandela and grandchildren Ndaba and Ndileka Mandela said it was an ordinary swimming pool, and it was paid for by the late Madiba himself.

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  • Woman has to leave behind spouse, kids - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    CAPE ARGUS Lea and Heath Stewart are taking the Home Affairs Department to court. Cape Town - A Zimbabwean woman who faces the “devastating prospect” of being indefinitely separated from her South African husband and four children has turned to the Western Cape High Court to challenge the constitutionality of South Africa’s Immigration Act. Lea Stewart, 39, moved to South Africa with her husband Heath and their boys Joshua, Aiden, Luke and Ethan, all of whom have South African citizenship, in May last year, hoping to secure a better future for the children.

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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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  • 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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  • Watch Julius Malema praise Robert Mugabe

    Julius Malema sang the praises of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, claiming that the 'true African leader' has never killed any of 'our own people'. Evidently Ndebeles don't count as 'our people' to the EFF's leader. Video posted to YouTube by My Africa.

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  • Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

    President Barack Obama’s Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month.

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  • More airlines set to increase CT flights - Travel News | IOL Travel

    Lufthansa has just declared additional frequencies between Munich and Cape Town from five weekly flights to a daily non-stop schedule for the summer season ahead. This comes on the heels of a recent announcement by Qatar Airways of additional flights to Cape Town as of October 1, 2015. In addition, Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure carrier, will connect Cape Town with Zurich non-stop twice a week, operating flights from October 26, 2015 until March 25, 2016.

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

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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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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  • Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Bedroom Coup

    WHEN former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda last October warned of a "bedroom coup" brewing in Zanu PF ahead of the party's acrimonious December congress, his remarks could have simply been dismissed as polemics in an intensifying succession battle. In fact, Grace -- using her now widely acknowledged influence over Mugabe at home and in the office -- did something unthinkable: ousted a liberation struggle stalwart and precipitated unprecedented political purges in the party's history. At the height of succession-fuelled factionalism and infighting, Sibanda threatened that real war veterans would resist Grace's "a bedroom or boardroom coup".

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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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  • Britain to honour Tunisia victims - Africa | IOL News

    REUTERS The coffin of John Stollery is carried from an RAF C-17 at RAF Brize Norton near Oxford in Britain. London / Tunis - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron will hold a minute's silence on Friday, a week after a gun massacre at a Tunisian beach resort in which 30 out of the 38 victims were Britons. Flags flew at half-mast as schools, government offices and the Wimbledon tennis tournament prepared to honour the victims of Britain's worst terror attack since the 2005 London suicide bombings at 11.00 GMT.

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  • Mashamaite could add to New York City’s completely revamped defense

    Tefu Mashamaite’s much-anticipated trial at a US Major League Soccer team has come to fruition. Reports from America sounded positive about Mashamaite’s chances at start-up side New York City FC‚ which joined the MLS this season funded with $100 million from Manchester City and the New York Yankees baseball team. Pictures went viral on Thursday on social media of the recently released Kaizer Chiefs centre-back training with the franchise. Mashamaite‚ 30‚ posted a picture on his Facebook page‚ which he titled: “Holidays are now over!”‚ showing the defender going into a sliding challenge attempting to make an intercept from a shot by NY City midfielder Frank Lampard‚ the former Chelsea Star.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Beheads 11 of Its Own Members - Witnesses

    Islamist group Boko Haram on Friday beheaded 11 of its own fighters in north-eastern Nigeria, said an official representing witnesses to the killings. The 11 were executed because they had left a Boko Haram camp in Sambisa Forest and wanted to surrender to the government, said Mahmud Babagana from the National Union of Road Transport Workers, members of which were witnesses to the murders. The killings took place in Miringa village in Borno state. Meanwhile, two female suicide bombers on Thursday killed 11 people on a roadside in Borno state, according to the website Sahara Reporters.

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  • What you didn't know about Mariah Carey - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Singer Mariah Carey arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 17, 2015. Mariah Carey - who is currently dating Australian billionaire James Packer - is rarely seen without her stilettos and admitted she doesn't even like to take them off in the water. Meanwhile, Mariah insisted she doesn't observe birthdays but, tongue firmly in cheek, said that she, "celebrates the anniversary of my birth [March 27] every day at 3:27 a.m., p.m., EST, PST, and ST!". Other gems from Mariah's 25 Things You Don't Know About Me interview, include her "extreme aversion to overhead lighting".

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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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  • Is that a UFO? No, it’s just a bird - IOL SciTech

    SUPPLIED PIE in the sky: There have been multiple reported UFO sightings in South Africa, dating all the way back to 1956. World UFO Day is here, and it sure isn’t a Hollywood film. Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) are mysterious flying objects that can’t be scientifically explained. According to the World UFO Day website, the point of the day, celebrated on July 2, is to mark the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrial life.

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  • Child advocacy groups back new visa rules

    CHILD advocacy groups emerged as an unlikely ally of the Department of Home Affairs on Thursday when they backed its contentious new travel requirements despite teething problems with implementation. The new visa regulations, which came into effect last month, have been met with fierce resistance by the tourism industry and South Africans, who have bemoaned the turnaround time of unabridged birth certificates — a core requirement when travelling with minors. Parents travelling with their offspring are required to be in possession of unabridged birth certificates detailing the biographical information of both parents.

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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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