• Mohau Pheko regrets faking doctorate

    South Africa's ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko, told the SABC on Friday she regrets saying she has a doctoral degree, when she does not. Pheko claimed she received her PhD from the American La Salle University in 2000. Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications.

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  • South Africa's ambassador to Japan Mohau Pheko admits lying about PhD

    Pheko told the SABC that she registered for and worked towards her degree with La Salle, but the university closed down before she could complete her "studies". Pheko told the SABC the university was promoted as legitimate and that she had registered at it, but it closed before she could be awarded her doctorate. Pheko joins the list of South African public officials who have fraudulently claimed to have certain academic qualifications. The Democratic Alliance on Friday called for Pheko to be suspended.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Reveals Secret to Long Life

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has just turned 91, said on Thursday that one of his secrets to a long life was "not filling my stomach". In a televised interview ahead of a huge birthday party in Victoria Falls, Mugabe said: "I do certain things that I believe sustain life. You must eat well, and really not go for food because it's attractive and feed yourself until your tummy is full," the longtime Zimbabwean leader said. Mugabe's half sister, Regina Gata, recently confirmed her brother's disciplined habits, saying he neither smokes nor drinks.

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  • Mantashe warns whites on land issue - The Star

    On the right is the Transformation Initiative's Roelf Meyer. Gauteng - ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has warned of disastrous economic consequences similar to Zimbabwe if white South Africans don’t stop trivialising land reform by persisting with their defence of the status quo. Speaking at the Land Reform Imbizo in Joburg, Mantashe was responding to a question from the floor, citing the Freedom Charter and querying the government’s commitment to food production.

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  • Nigeria: Jonathan in Surprise Visit to Baga, Mubi

    Jonathan first went to Mubi, Adamawa state which was seized by Boko Haram insurgents about three months ago but retaken by Nigerian soldiers shortly after. The President then flew to Maiduguri and travelled by helicopter to Baga, a flourishing fishing community that was virtually destroyed during an attack by the insurgents last month.

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  • South Africa: M&G Column On White Privilege Hits a Nerve in SA

    Mail & Guardian columnist Verashni Pillay has caused a stir with her article, "Six things white people have that black people don't".

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  • Kanye West breaks down during interview with Zane Lowe - with video

    Kanye West broke down in tears during an interview with Radio 1's Zane Lowe tonight as he remembered his friend the late Louise Wilson.

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  • EFF punch-up in Bhisho legislature

    Wele has since written to the Speaker of the legislature, Noxolo Kiviet, asking her to ban people visiting the EFF's offices unless prior permission had been given. Wele also asked Kiviet to file charges against Rubela for damaging his office telephone. The party's two MPLs - Wele and Siyabulela Peter - are no longer on speaking terms.

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  • Fetch spirits from Nigeria - King Zwelithini - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    Families of the 82 South Africans who died while attending Pastor T B Joshua’s The Synagogue, Church of all Nations in Nigeria should not be “confused by being born again” and should collect the spirits of their loved ones from the foreign land, King Goodwill Zwelithini said on Thursday.

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  • South Africa: Missing Child Found After 17 Years - Report

    Zephany Nurse, who was snatched from Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town 17 years ago, has been found, Beeld reported on Friday. The woman who raised her, and allegedly took her, was taken into custody by the Hawks, following a DNA test and is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday. According to the report, the Nurses' second daughter, born four years after Zephany's disappearance, started Grade 8 at a school in Cape Town this year.

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  • US vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group. Washington - President Barack Obama's administration has pledged to kill or capture the masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John,” who is pictured in videos beheading several hostages including Americans. Attorney General Eric Holder said on CNN the United States “wouldn't put anything off the table,” including sending military troops, to “hunt” the man.

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  • Kenya: Lupita Nyong'o Sh14 Million Dress Stolen in Hollywood

    The Sh14 million custom-made dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars on Sunday has been stolen in Hollywood, the BBC reports. Lupita was stunningly dressed when she appeared at red carpet event where she was also a presenter. The Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress studded with 6,000 natural white pearls was stolen from her room at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. "Sheriff's Lt William Nash said the dress appeared to be stolen on Wednesday evening and officers were checking CCTV footage," the BBC stated in its online report.

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  • Zuma, a burden to ANC and society - South Africans must demand the best in office

    The question was not answered, for the column sought mainly to illustrate that South Africa is in the throes of serious political problems. The pandemonium that broke out at the State of the Nation Address (Sona) brings back Popper's question like a ghost that will not stop haunting the living until they meet all its demands. Here it is: a morally and intellectually compromised leader of a political party is a burden not only to his party, but to society as a whole. Eugene Terre'Blanche was a leader of the AWB, but he was a burden for the rest of South Africa.

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  • Zuma will not answer 'pay back the money' questions

    President Jacob Zuma will only respond to six questions in the National Assembly next month, Parliament said on Thursday, prompting a demand from the Democratic Alliance for an additional session. DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen said he was told at the National Assembly programming committee that “at the presidency’s behest” the March 11 session would not deal with questions that Zuma failed to answer in the chaotic sitting of August 21. Speaker Baleka Mbete adjourned that sitting after the Economic Freedom Fighters chanted “pay back the money” at Zuma when he was posed a question on the Nkandla controversy, leaving three questions unanswered.

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  • Nigeria: Ibadan-Based Prophet Predicts Coming of Nigeria's 'Messiah'

    An Ibadan-based prophet, Apostle Perez Iyiola Oluyemi, has predicted the coming of "a messiah" whom he said will lead Nigeria out of the lingering social and economic woes. Apostle Oluyemi, founder of Achievers Rock Commission International who is also the President, Africa Evangelical Council, Ibadan, made the prediction in his newly published 'Prophetic Roadmap on Nigeria 2015 and Beyond', copies of which were made available to journalists in the Oyo State capital. The publication declared pointedly that "Jonathan would not be the messiah, but an unnamed 'David' would be".

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  • Fransman belongs in jail

    This column is a plea to the African National Congress to desist from stoking the flames of anarchy. No sooner had we recovered from that spectacle, with the speaker and opposition members apologising to each other, when Marius Fransman and his followers obstructed the Western Cape provincial opening of parliament. Surely when the ANC allows its members to undermine our constitutional democracy, by using the minstrels as its shock troops, it embeds practices in the social fabric of the nation that will become second nature. Firstly, Marius Fransman should be in jail for allegedly appropriating National Lottery funds for the minstrels for party political purposes.

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  • IEC commissioner resign

    IEC commissioner Raenette Taljaard has resigned, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

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  • Kenya Emerges 3rd in Global Top 20 Fastest Growing Economies

    Kenya has emerged third in the top 20 fastest growing economies in the world in 2015 according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg Business. Kenya and Nigerian are the only African countries that have made it to the list. The survey indicates that Kenya will grow at 6 percent in 2015, even as it grapples with unemployment and poverty challenges. " China, the Philippines, Kenya, India and Indonesia, which together make up about 16 percent of global gross domestic product, are all forecast to grow more than five percent in 2015," the survey states.

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  • Botswana: Short Hair Takes Centre Stage

    For many decades, many black women sternly believed that stretched, straightened and tightly curled hair defined their beauty. Natural hair as a result has continuously suffered denigration linked with backwardness, lack of taste and blindness in the look-good arena. Not anymore, most modern and trendy black women are redefining the boundaries. A fashion artist and co-founder of GaTsh Fros, Tsholo Dikobe agrees that more women have found a new sense of confidence which has its roots in African lifestyle and culture.

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  • Nigeria coach laments ‘slave contract’ - Soccer

    Coach Stephen Keshi has said a new deal offered him by Nigeria amounted to a “slave contract”. A debate has raged whether 52-year-old Keshi should be given a new contract after he failed to qualify the Super Eagles for the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

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