• 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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  • '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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  • Fake cops hijack Intercape bus, rob 48 passengers near Hammanskraal

    Four armed men dressed as police hijacked a Bulawayo/Johannesburg Intercape bus near Hammanskraal.

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  • Beauty in the face of hatred - Weekend Argus

    NIGERIAN-born beauty Aminat Ayinde, who has strutted on catwalks and featured on magazine covers around the world, has told of how she encountered xenophobia in Cape Town. Ayinde was physically attacked in Sea Point last year by a man who thought she was Congolese, and told her to go back to her own country. Ayinde, who appeared on TV’s America’s Next Top Model five years ago, now lives in Cape Town. My concern is Africa, to give back to us, our land and our people,” said Ayinde.

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  • Where is Nigeria's Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau?

    Speculation over the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau are mounting following several months since his last appearance.

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  • Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in ad controversy - Weekend Argus

    NEW DELHI -A major Indian jewellery chain has withdrawn an advert featuring Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with a dark-skinned boy holding a parasol over her after it was slammed by activists and on social media for being racist and promoting child slavery. Kalyan Jewellers, which employs about 4000 people across India, said the advertisement featured in a national newspaper on April 17 was intended to present “royalty, timeless beauty and elegance”. The ad shows Rai Bachchan, 41, a former Miss World and goodwill ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, in regal Indian attire and adorned with jewellery, reclining under a parasol held by a boy of darker skin. In an open letter to Rai Bachchan published on Indian website Scroll, a group of social activists said the image reflected 17th and 18th century European paintings of noblewomen with their child servants and was “insidiously racist”.

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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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  • 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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  • Criticism of Zulu king mostly unjustified

    THE alleged role of King Goodwill Zwelithini in sparking the wave of xenophobic violence has exposed the Zulu monarch to widespread and mostly unfair criticism. For his first 20 years on the throne, he was the puppet of his uncle, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who sought to mobilise amaZulu by appealing to their culture and language. Zwelithini was in this way a partly unwitting participant in the retribalisation project of the late apartheid state.

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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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  • "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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  • 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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  • Liverpool need 'top-level striker', says Rodgers

    Liverpool scored 101 Premier League goals last season, with Sturridge and Luis Suarez netting 52 between them to help Rodgers's side finished runners-up to Manchester City. "I need one that is going to be playing and at a top level every week," Rodgers told reporters.

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  • Immigrants to Zuma: SA is our last hope

    Several representatives of immigrants on Friday requested President Jacob Zuma to intervene in efforts to regularise their stay and be integrated in the diverse South African community. Zuma spent five hours in a meeting with the leaders of the immigrants’ organisations at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria following rampant incidents of xenophobic violence in the country. Frank Ntwali of the Commission for Human Rights of Refugees said in his native Rwanda, democracy remains a mirage prompting millions to cross borders in search of security and safety. “We come to South Africa to complain but we cannot do it in our own countries.

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  • 21 Couples You Should Never Forget Existed

    Too much love in this post.

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  • Cosby faces more allegations - World News | IOL News

    Three more women on Thursday accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing them decades ago, as the veteran comedian gets ready for the final show in his US comedy tour. Janice Baker Kinney, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns said at a press conference hosted by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred that Cosby, 77, drugged and sexually assaulted them in separate incidents between 1970 and 1982. Kinney said she met Cosby with a friend in May 1982, when she was 24, while working at Harrah's in Reno, Nevada.

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  • Zimbabwe: Lobengula Descendant Condemns King Zwe's 'Comments'

    A DIRECT descendant of King Lobengula, Prince Peter Zwide Ka Langa Khumalo, has condemned the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in neighbouring South Africa. Speaking Thursday evening at the Bulawayo Press club for the first time since the eruption of the attacks Zwide Ka Langa Khumalo, who has got close links with the Zulu tribe, said he is against any xenophobic behavior and hate speeches that perpetrate violence among people. The violence, which has so far claimed more than 10 lives and displaced hundreds of foreigners, has been blamed on alleged statements by Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini that foreigners should leave South Africa.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Gani Adams Visits South Africa

    National Coordinator of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, on Thursday, paid a solidarity visit to Nigerians living in South Africa in a move intended to assure them of protection over the spate of xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the country. Receiving Adams and his entourage, Nigeria's ambassador to South Africa, Uche Ajulu-Okeke, revealed that some Nigerians who were target of the attacks had had their businesses disrupted.

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  • Firefighters die in Cape helicopter crash

    A pilot and crew member on board a Working Fire Aviation helicopter have died while fighting a runaway veld fire in the Western Cape. The company identified the pilot as Mr Darrel Rea (39) and the crew member as Helicopter Safety Leader‚ Mr Jastun Visagie (23). "While landing at the fire scene in strong winds‚ to configure the helicopter into the fire-bombing role‚ the Bell UH-1H (Huey) piloted by Mr Rea impacted a mountainside in Bain’s Kloof close to Wellington‚" yesterday‚ 22 April 2015‚ the company statement said.

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  • Nigeria: Synagogue Faults Group's Technical Report On Collapsed Building

    The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) yesterday faulted a technical report submitted by a nongovernmental organisation, Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) to the coroner investigating the cause of the collapsed six-storey guest house belonging to the church. It would be recalled that the BCPG had in its technical report concluded that the guest house collapsed as a result of structural failure.

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