• Nigeria: Military Arrests Boko Haram Commander, Rescues 178 People

    The Nigerian military announced on Sunday that it has arrested a Boko Haram commander. The army said the culprit was arrested in an operation by troops of 7 division along Aulari in Bama axis of Borno State. The "offensive operation" that led to the capture of the terrorist was done in collaboration with troops of 21 Brigade and elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, spokesperson of the division, Tukur Gusau, said in a statement. "Also, three Boko Haram flags were recovered while five motor cycles were burnt by the troops," Mr. Gusau said.

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  • Wanted: Killer Mphela

    Football authorities, critics and fans around the country are looking for former Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs striker Katlego “Killer” Mphela. The 30-year-old Brits-born former Bafana Bafana striker was last spotted training with Polokwane City as his football future remains bleak. Killer has had no luck finding a home after being released by Amakhosi following a dismal campaign for the current league champions. Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung revealed that Mphela was released from the club after failing to attend a number of “important events.” Mphela vehemently denied this.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's 'simple' funeral

    The 22-year-old starlet was laid to rest on Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, and family friend Ellin LaVar - who was Bobbi Kristina's late mother Whitney Houston's hairstylist - described the private service as ''perfect, like her, small and delicate''. The service saw Tyler Perry, Bobbi's aunts Pat and Tina Houston, her best friends and middle school principal address the mourners, while her grandmother Cissy Houston, Donnie McClurkin and Cece Winans performed songs.

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  • Wenger wins ego battle too - Cape Times

    � Catherine Ivill/AMA The friction between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho in Sunday s Community Shield clash was straight out of the proverbial top drawer. London: There are not two managers in the business who avoid a handshake with more carefully calibrated timing and brimming ego than Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger. You only had to watch them as the Arsenal players came down the steps and Wenger ducked left, avoiding the trap Mourinho had set for him, and the latter decided against breaking right and chasing his quarry. The game was an early-season dust-up that went Arsenal’s way, an unpolished contest between players of varying degrees of match-readiness.

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  • Zuma's wife to be charged for poison plot: report

    City Press reports Ma Ntuli is under investigation by the National Prosecuting Authority after a plot to poison president Jacob Zuma was unveiled recently. Zuma's wife, Ma Ntuli was an alleged co-conspirator to the plot, which was said to be the brain child of a Kwa-Zulu Natal businessman and local and foreign nationals. Ma Ntuli has allegedly confessed to knowing about the poison plot. The Sunday Times broke the story of how Ma Ntuli was banned from Nkandla after Zuma and his aides caught wind of the plot.

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  • Obama Visit to Kenya Cost U.S.$80 Million

    The cost for one week of accommodation for the 1,200 people accompanying Obama is estimated to have cost U.S.$2.5 million.

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  • Nzimande was in the Struggle - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Blade Nzimande's involvement in the Struggle can be delineated into two periods, before and after Shivambu and Malema were born, says the writer. In his humble way, Blade Nzimande has a proud history of contribution to our Struggle, says Alex Mashilo. Johannesburg - Far from the so-called disastrous assimilation of SACP cadres into the neo-liberal project, as Floyd Shivambu would like people to believe, it was the SACP that characterised the growth, employment and redistribution economic strategy and the political agenda that propelled it as “the 1996 Class Project”.

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  • Kylie Jenner flaunts curves in swimsuit | The New Age Online

    Reality TV star Kylie Jenner loves her figure and is not afraid to flaunt it.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Nigeria: Why I Invested N2 Million in Drugs

    Strange as it sounds, a 44 year-old drug suspect, Chibude Chide arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) actually invested a whooping N2 million in drug business. The suspect who was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, (MMIA), Lagos, while he was attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to China told anti-drug agents that he invested the huge sum in drug trafficking because he wanted to earn four million naira profit in return. The NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Mr Hamza Umar said that the suspect had ingested 1.185kg of whitish substances that tested positive for cocaine.

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  • Boko Haram Chief Recruiter Arrested - CameroonOnline.org

    Bana Fanaye also known as Mahamat Moustapha, said to be the mastermind of Boko Haram operations in Chad and northern Cameroon, has been arrested by authorities in Chad. Assorted weapons, as well as cell phone SIM cards for various countries, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger were recovered from his residence.

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  • 'How I became an apartheid spy' - Olivia Forsyth's story

    Thibault Arcade housed a motley assortment of shops with which I would become familiar in the next few weeks - a bridal boutique that never seemed to have any customers, the lobby for a huge multistorey car park, a grotty-looking tea shop ... In the middle was a small diagonal passage that joined the arcade to another, Polly's Arcade, which ran parallel. Later I was to learn that half the secret service fraternity hung out here; it was a veritable who's who of the CIA, Security Branch, and British Intelligence. On a later occasion I was to sit there drinking coffee with Captain Vic McPherson, who took great pleasure in surreptitiously pointing out to me various interesting individuals, including the head of the CIA in South Africa. Surely the Security Branch was all cloak and dagger?

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  • Nigeria: Why Banks Reject Dollar Deposits in Nigeria

    To discourage speculation on the naira, Nigeria's commercial lenders (banks) have stopped accepting cash deposits in dollars. Two banks disclosed this on Friday, July 31, 2015. "Banks no longer accept dollar cash due to large speculation on the currency," the chief executive of First City Monument Bank, Ladi Balogun, told a conference call.

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  • White farmers to rescue Zim

    Zimbabwe's government has for the first time suggested it might give permission for some white farmers to stay on the land, 15 years after it sanctioned land grabs that pushed the country into an economic crisis.

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  • EFF demands release of all political prisoners

    The party says it will bring the streets of Gauteng to a halt if its requests are not met.

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  • Czech president tells migrants: 'No-one invited you' | The New Age Online

    Czech President Milos Zeman lashed out at illegal immigrants on Sunday after dozens tried to flee a detention centre, prompting police to use tear gas against the demonstrators. About 100 people who were awaiting deportation, mainly from Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, tried to flee a detention centre in the northeast of the country on Friday. Police were called in and used tear gas against the migrants, some of whom caused damage to the centre, the authorities said. Interior Minister Milan Chovanec had said the migrants were probably trying to reach Germany.

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  • Meek Mill sees himself in Jay Z - Gossip | Tonight

    REUTERS Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill perform at the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California on June 28, 2015. Meek Mill has compared himself and Nicki Minaj to Beyonce and Jay Z. The 28-year-old star has admitted he sees similarities between himself and Jay Z and believes rappers shouldn't have to always appear independent.

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  • Snow hits South Africa's mountains, expect a sunny but cold weekend

    Snow in the high-lying areas of the Eastern Cape temporarily closed several mountain passes from Graaff-Reinet to Barkley East after heavy trucks stuck on the slippery roads on Thursday.

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  • Those who fake their qualifications must pay - Sunday Independent

    It’s criminal that black students have to stomach racist institutions to get a degree as CV cheats jump the queue, writes Malaika wa Azania. It is worsened by the conditions prevailing in my institution of learning, Rhodes University. Two years ago I joined the multitudes of black students across South Africa who are on the receiving end of financial exclusions. While tertiary institutions have seen a significant growth in student numbers and historically white universities a dramatic shift in demographics (black students account for 68 percent of university enrolments), the number of students who successfully complete their courses is alarmingly low.

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  • First lady denies knowing of plot to poison Zuma

    First lady Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma has denied newspaper reports that she allegedly crumbled and confessed to having knowledge of a plot to poison her husband and president of the country Jacob Zuma. The City Press is today reporting that plans are afoot to lay charges of conspiracy to commit murder against Ntuli-Zuma. The allegations surfaced following newspaper reports that the president had been poisoned and his wives were suspected of being behind it. Attorneys representing the first lady have issued a letter denying that she was part of any plot to poison the president or that she was aware of it.

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