• 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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  • Royal baby name welcomed - Tonight News

    AP Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, hold their baby daughter as they pose for the media outside St Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing in London on May 2, 2015. London - Britain's newspapers lauded the choice of Charlotte Elizabeth Diana as the name of the new baby of Prince William and his wife Kate as a tribute to family on Tuesday. Britain had been on tenterhooks waiting to discover what names the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would give their little princess, who was born on Saturday and is fourth in line to the throne. Front pages were filled with photographs of the little princess in her bonnet and headlines welcoming the choice of name.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • #MayPac Fashion - Connect

    Here is a look at the fashion fight that was on the red carpet (At the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight).

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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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  • Jose is better than Arsene, Pep - Premier League

    Cesc Fabregas has heralded a new era of success for a Chelsea team he believes can be among Europe’s finest. After clinching his first Barclays Premier League title, Fabregas predicted a glorious future for the club with Jose Mourinho at the helm and Eden Hazard on the wing.

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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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  • The night of grace and disgrace at the Met Gala | The New Age Online

    The MET Gala, formally known as the Costume Institute Gala or the Met Ball took place at the Big Apple on Tuesday. This is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute in New York City. Cassie and her man Puff Daddy showed face and class with Cassie wearing a classic white dress and the man draped in a classic black suit. Kris Jenner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Solange Knowles, ended up on the worst dressed list for the event.

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  • Nigeria: Air Force Video Shows Boko Haram Running From Battle

    A video released Sunday by PR-Nigeria, media consultant to the security agencies shows Boko Haram terrorists running away from battle as attack helicopters bombard their locations. The aerial video shows the terrorists in disarray, running from approaching Air Force fighter jets and troops in Sambisa forest. The video further shows the dislodged and disorganized terrorists on flight in different directions and running helter-skelter in the expansive forest. Another video depicts how vulnerable women and children were cautiously and deliberately guided to safety by the Nigerian pilots.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mawere - Behind the Telecel Zimbabwe Saga

    "One of the untold stories behind the recent actions against Telecel must be the Mujuru factor. THE Telecel Zimbabwe (TZ) case study is pregnant with lessons that, at the very least, require critical analysis in order to appreciate the inherent contradictions in the ideology and practice of the post-colonial experience. Telecel Zimbabwe is the remaining company that bears the name of Africa's first mobile network operator, Telecel International. Indeed, Telecel International launched the inaugural network operator in Africa in 1986.

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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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  • 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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