• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gigaba to thank Kagiso residents for ‘portraying SA in a positive light’

    HOME Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is going to visit Kagiso township in Krugersdorp on Thursday, where residents prevented foreign-owned shops from being looted. Mr Gigaba’s department is among those leading the government’s intervention following xenophobic violence in Durban and parts of Gauteng. The Department of Social Development has undertaken to provide three meals a day to displaced migrants, prioritising infants. Department of Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete said Mr Gigaba believed that Kagiso residents who took a stand against xenophobia showed that not all South Africans were xenophobic.

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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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  • Xenophobic attacks: more to come, says expert - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    ANA The recent spate of xenophobic attacks in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal were not spontaneous, unsurprising, or the last South Africa would see, said Dr Roni Amit of the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand. Johannesburg - The recent spate of xenophobic attacks in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal were not spontaneous, unsurprising, or the last South Africa would see, said Dr Roni Amit of the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand on Thursday.

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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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  • Robert Marawa is an 'absent' father, says mother of his child

    In an open letter posted on her Facebook page, Marawa’s former girlfriend and mother of his son Awande, Zoe Mthiyane, lifts the lid on how she had to “suffer alone” with her son and how she relied on friends for accommodation. The Australia-based actress and model said she had battled without success to get Marawa to be involved in their child’s life. "Over the years I have suffered alone in South Africa prior to my taking a job in Australia, even relying on friends to accommodate our son and I. My support structure in Australia have seen me manoeuvre a foreign country, with a baby without your participation, financial support or enquiry on how he was doing.

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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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  • WATCH: Passenger describes the Metro Bus crash

    At least 65 people were injured, 5 in critical condition, with 3 people still trapped in one of the buses which collided head-on in Jan Smuts Avenue this morning. The driver of the single decker bus is also still trapped, the City of Johannesburg said in an updated statement about the accident. The ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said emergency service personnel are working to try and rescue the man. The two metro buses collided while travelling at Jan Smuts drive this morning causing heavy traffic delays.

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  • Worth a thousand: Can a picture say too much? | Daily Maverick

    A new wave of xenophobia has swept across KwaZulu Natal and to other parts of South Africa, mostly on the Reef. The ugly truth of just how ethnic chauvinism and Afrophobia plays out on the ground has remained vaguely defined. What's your view of pics taken by a journalist of Emmanuel Sithole being stabbed in Alex? Should journalists not take or show such pictures?

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  • 21 Couples You Should Never Forget Existed

    Too much love in this post.

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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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  • Cyril Ramaphosa ‘was right to be careful on Lesotho’ - City Press

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was right to deal with Lesotho “extremely carefully” in the Southern African Development Community mediation process in the country, an ex-electoral commissioner has said. Fako Likoti, former commissioner of the Lesotho Independent Electoral Commission, told an Institute of Security Studies briefing on Lesotho in Pretoria today that South Africa’s contribution to Lesotho had to be a “calculated one”.

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  • 'No disrespect to Muhammad Ali, but...I'm the best ever', says Mayweather

    Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather this week defended his claim that he is a superior fighter to Muhammad Ali, saying the man regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxer in history “did it in one division” only.

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  • 'Wiz Khalifa is the love of my life'- Amber Rose | The New Age Online

    Actress Amber Rose is keen to reconcile with rapper Wiz Khalifa and says he is the "love of my life". Khalifa and Rose "have been dating other people" right now, the 31-year-old actress stated. When it comes to Sebastian, Rose said she "would support anything that Sebastian wants to do in life, including going in to showbiz.

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  • OPINION: The impact of xenophobia to the South African brand

    Rich Mkhondo says although xenophobia is common worldwide, in South Africa it's especially virulent.

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  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia Chokes Bus Operators

    BUS operators plying the Harare-Johannesburg route yesterday said business has nosedived following the xenophobic attacks that have gripped South Africa. Eagle Liner's regional information technology sales specialist, Mr Noble Toto, said daily revenue had dwindled significantly since April 18. Mr Toto said their buses would sometimes leave for Johannesburg with between 23 and 30 passengers out of a possible 67. Yesterday one of the Eagle Liner coaches left Harare with only 17 passengers.

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