• Pastor Mbhoro shot us with a riffle when we asked for our salaries: Employee

    A man claiming to be Pastor Mbhoro's employee has alleged that he was shot, with a riffle, by the pastor when they went to ask for their salary after not getting paid for four months. In the video by Daily Sun, the clearly bleeding man explains his and fellow employees' horror. Pastor Mbhoro has denied the allegations levelled against him. "I have been keeping them in my house and giving them some money by my grace and not as a salary," Mbhoro told Daily Sun.

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  • Nicki Minaj's ex covers up tattoo of her face

    Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has covered up his final tattoo of her face with a bed of roses. Safaree Samuels - who dated the 'Anaconda' hitmaker for 14 years before she dumped him last year - has had a bed of roses inked over his final body art tribute to her. The 34-year-old rapper fuelled rumours he'd split from the 32-year-old star in 2014 after he replaced etchings of her face and name on his chest with a rose and locket and key design. Alongside a split image of a Marilyn Monroe-inspired portrait of Nicki and a rose tattoo design, iAmCompton wrote: ''and u think yo job is hard.

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  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis on Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Europe remained deeply divided over the response to the worst crisis of its kind since World War II, despite the heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank.

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  • Details: Rapper AKA and Zinhle split saga gets ugly

    According to Sunday Sun, Zinhle found out about AKA's cheating ways when she found smses exchanged between him and Bonang Matheba. The two are said to have started seeing each other behind Zinhle's back. A source told Sunday Sun that Zinhle and AKA were leading separate lives even while she was pregnant. A well-known DJ had already tipped Zinhle off that AKA’s illicit love affair had blossomed at Metro FM.

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  • No blacks in Swift’s Africa video - Cape Times

    Matt Sayles/Invision/AP Taylor Swift accepts the award for female video of the year for Blank Space at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles last month. NEW YORK: The director of Taylor Swift’s new African-set music video has sought to deflect mounting criticism over the absence of black people in the mini-film and its romanticised portrayal of the continent. Although Swift is donating all profits to the African Parks Foundation of America, critics have seized on the video, which appears to be set in the 1930s or 40s, as portraying a stereotyped colonial-era view of Africa.

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  • Nigeria: Passage - Reclusive and Mysterious Billionaire, Deinde Fernandez, Dies At 79

    Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez, billionaire business magnate, diplomat, mining tycoon, Permanent Representative of Central African Republic to the United Nations, is dead. Deinde Fernandez, as he was popularly known, died on Tuesday in a private hospital in Belgium. Born in Lagos in 1936 to one of the first European migrants to the city, Mr. Fernadez grew up to become one of Nigeria's most mysterious and reclusive billionaires with properties in several African countries as well as in Europe and America. Two years later, he became a Deputy Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations.

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  • Look Mom, I'm on TV! - IOL Lifestyle

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Liam Joyce and model Khule Sithole enjoy delivering their lines. Durban - When the producers and publicists at SABC 3’s Top Billing invited me to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how an insert is put together, and an interview with swimwear designer Dax Martin, I immediately signed up. What I didn’t realise was that I was going to be included in the insert – lights, camera, action. The first location was the private pool at the back of the hotel, where director and producer Adrian Hogan briefed me on what I had to do.

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  • Nigeria: Dead or Alive - the Seven Lives of Boko Haram's Leader

    Early in August 2015, the President of Chad, Idriss Deby, announced the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and a possible change in the militant group's leadership. A purported picture of Shekau's corpse was circulated in the media, but the Nigerian military neither denied nor confirmed the story. Army officers in Cameroon and Nigeria had made similar claims about Shekau in the past.

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  • Wenger laughs at Martial law - Cape Times

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended his inactivity in the transfer market by saying he has been left shocked by Manchester United paying up to £58 million for Anthony Martial. Wenger received much criticism from the Gunners faithful this summer for his lack of deals in the transfer market – only Petr Cech came in from Chelsea – and Wenger says that Martial’s massive move sums up the transfer market at the moment. “What happened last night with Monaco, who sold Martial to Manchester United for £58m), I’ve heard,” Wenger said.

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  • ANCYL's PGC in Gauteng collapses | The New Age Online

    Just a day before the ANC Youth League elective Congress, a major headache has again hit the organisation.

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  • Promiscuity is murdering us

    Why does South Africa have the largest HIV-positive population in the world? DA leader Helen Zille asked these questions in her statement on Sunday, "Tackling the new Aids denialism", - and she was also kind enough to give us the answer to bringing our HIV-infection rate under control. Zille said the reason we top the list of countries with the largest number of people living with HIV is because we are unfaithful. Quoting Dr Helen Epstein's book, The Invisible Cure on the HIV Pandemic in South Africa, Zille said the only countries in Africa that have turned the Aids pandemic around are those that have focussed on partner reduction.

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  • Australian man claims he is Jesus Christ reincarnated, garners followers

    Alan John Miller of Kingaroy in the state of Queensland, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home, says Sky News. According to the Daily Mail, the presence of Miller and Luck has sparked a property boom in the area - appropriately dubbed Queensland's Bible Belt. Some 30 followers have aggressively bought much of the land surrounding Miller's compound, where he has been living since 2007, leaving very little available to locals.

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  • Phiyega tells Zuma she needs 'more clarity' | The New Age Online

    National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has told President Jacob Zuma she needs more time to respond to his letter warning her of a possible suspension. The Presidency said in a statement on Thursday - the day the deadline expired for her to respond to him ,that she had informed him she was unable to do so. "President Jacob Zuma wrote to National Police Commissioner General Victoria Phiyega on... August 20 2015, informing her of his intention to institute an inquiry into the allegations of misconduct and/or lack of fitness for the office. "The president also afforded General Phiyega an opportunity to make written representations to him by 26 August 2015 as to why she should not be placed on suspension pending the outcome of the inquiry in terms of Section 8(3)(a) of the South African Police Act.

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  • South Africa: I've Never Been This Afraid in My Life - Airport Shooting Eyewitness

    A loud bang, and then people running for cover confirmed something "big" was wrong, an eyewitness to Wednesday's shooting at a garage outside the Cape Town International Airport said. Photographs sent to News24 showed an ambulance and a number of police vehicles at a BP service station at the entrance to the airport. A petrol attendant told News24 one robber was killed, one was injured and a third got away.

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  • Gym dodgers in trouble

    Known as DiscoverFitness.Me and developed by five University of Johannesburg students, the app aims to incentivise people to do more than merely swipe their cards at the gym. Developed for Android devices, it is in its prototype phase. Using near-field communication technology, the app allows users to retrieve their workout data from gym equipment and store them on their smartphone. Near-field communication technology allows electronic devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching the devices together or bringing them into close proximity.

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  • De Gea doesn’t need olive branch - United - Premier League

    Reuters Manchester United insist it is not necessary for Louis van Gaal to make a trip to Madrid to repair his relationship with David De Gea. Manchester United insist it is not necessary for manager Louis van Gaal to make a trip to Madrid to repair his relationship with David De Gea, after the collapse of the goalkeeper's proposed transfer shattered the 24-year-old's hopes of a move back to his home city. As Ander Herrera insisted his compatriot was too good a professional not to reintegrate rapidly at Old Trafford, sources at the top of United rejected the suggestion that a trip was required similar to the one Sir Alex Ferguson made to Lisbon in 2008 when he persuaded Cristiano Ronaldo to delay a move to Real Madrid for one more year.

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  • Zimbabwe Braces for Poor Rains

    ZIMBABWE should brace for yet another drought in 2016 as climatic predictions by the Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF) of normal to below normal rainfall season clearly spell disaster for the country's agricultural season. Although the prediction is for the whole of southern Africa, countries in the southern parts of the region namely Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa should brace for a drought year unlike the region's northern countries. Predictions by SARCOF have been corroborated by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). In its August 2015 report, FEWSNET predicts an El Nino from October to December as well as a below to average rainfall forecast for parts of the southern African region.

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  • Obama takes selfie with a Bear - IOL SciTech

    AP President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media while on a hike to the Exit Glacier in Seward, Alaska. London - Woe betide any White House photographer who gets his finger in a shot of the President. The leader of the free world bungled his selfie while trekking in the Alaskan wilderness with British adventurer Bear Grylls.

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  • Image of dead boy piles pressure on UK's Cameron over Syrian refugees | The New Age Online

    British Prime Minister David Cameron came under pressure on Thursday to take in more refugees after the image of a dead Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach raised the emotional temperature of the debate. "Mr Cameron, summer is over ... Now deal with the biggest crisis facing Europe since WW2," read a headline on the front page of the Sun, Britain's highest-selling newspaper, above the image of the lifeless boy being carried away. The change of tone from a newspaper criticised by the United Nations rights chief in April after one of its columnists compared migrants to "cockroaches", was a mark of the emotional impact of the images of human suffering across Europe. Nicola Blackwood was among several members of parliament from Cameron's Conservative Party who spoke out in favour of a more compassionate stance from the government.

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