• This Woman Saved An Abandoned Dog And Found A Best Friend Along The Way

    1. One fateful day last summer, Renata Taneyeva was a few hours from her home in Austin when she and her friends spotted a dog limping on the side of the road. Once outside the city, there’s not much around other than miles and miles of land, Taneyeva told BuzzFeed. 2. After finding out the number on her collar was disconnected, Taneyeva comforted the dog in her lap while they drove to an emergency room. Faced with the hospital asking if she was financially responsible for the surgery, Taneyeva decided to take out a loan to cover the cost.

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  • South Africa: Tension Brews Between Nigeria, South Africa

    Tensions are brewing between Africa's two main powerhouses, Nigeria and South Africa, with the Nigerian Senate calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini for his alleged role in inciting the deadly violence that has rocked cities like Durban and Johannesburg. Nigerian civil-society groups and social network activists have reacted with horror to graphic images of foreigners being harrassed, stabbed and set ablaze in broad daylight in South Africa. The Nigerian Senate jumped in the fray on Wednesday, calling on the ICC to investigate Zwelithini, who last month reportedly compared foreigners to "lice" who should leave the country. The violence in South Africa is condemnable, according to Senator-elect Shehu Sani, who is with the All Progressives' Congress.

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  • Zimbabwe: Murder Most Foul

    Shell-shocked villagers could not hold back their tears as they prepared to bid farewell to Mrs Naume Garusa (41) (in the portrait, right), who was brutally murdered under unclear circumstances in Johannesburg, South Africa, last week. Naume's uncle, Mr Thomas Mhondiwa Garusa (73), said he was speechless following the grisly murder.

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  • Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

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  • Man shot dead in Johannesburg

    A man was shot in the head outside a guard hut in Crown Mines, south of Johannesburg on Friday, paramedics said.

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  • Nzimande/Israel visa matter escalated | The New Age Online

    The matter of Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande refused a visa to enter Palestine, has been escalated to diplomatic level between Israel and South Africa.

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  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Likens Xenophobia in S'africa to Nigeria's Boko Haram

    One of Nigeria's popular clerics and and the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), has condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa, while likening it to the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria. In a message to South Africa in the facebook, the cleric called for peace and unity, stressing that each country has its own challenges. Joshua said to South Africans: "I cannot leave you without addressing my nation, South Africa, concerning the challenges you are facing.

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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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  • ‘Execution of Bali Nine imminent’ - World News | IOL News

    The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of “Bali Nine” drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was “imminent”. “Indonesian authorities today advised Australian consular officials that the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be scheduled imminently at Nusakambangan prison in central Java,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement.

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  • KZN to begin re-integration drive | The New Age Online

    KwaZulu-Natal will kick-start a massive re-integration drive this weekend. Officials want displaced foreign nationals back in their communities as soon as possible but many are resisting the move. Thirty-five-year old Gracious Makawi has spent the past two weeks in the camp. Makawi was attacked at Mariannhill, and fled from his home.

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  • Whites-only bursaries to be scrapped - South Africa | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Judge Siraj Desai. Whites-only student bursaries at Stellenbosch University are set to become a thing of the past after a ruling in a test case in the Western Cape High Court declared such discriminatory bequests violate the constitution. The investigation resulted in the adoption of a policy that these discriminatory bursaries would no longer be advertised, and that steps would be taken to remedy the situation. The application went to court on Monday, where Judge Siraj Desai declared the word “white” in the will of one Martha Maria Hattingh null and void, and in violation of the constitution.

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  • Nigeria wants to recall its ambassador after xenophobic attacks

    The Nigerian Senate wants the government to recall its ambassador to South Africa following xenophobic attacks in the country. The senate met earlier this week, and condemned the attacks on its own expatriates as well as on immigrants from other African countries. The senate wants High Commissioner Martin Cobham to return to Nigeria to consult the National Assembly on the situation in South Africa. It also wants the Nigerian minister of Foreign Affairs to brief a senate committee on measures taken to protect the lives and Nigerian property.

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  • 27 Things Australians Learn When They Move To London

    It's almost like you're moving to the other side of the world or something.

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  • Foreign national survives mutilation after xenophobic attack | The New Age Online

    For the past two weeks xenophobic attacks against foreigners in Durban have been on the rise. During the violence Zimbabwean national Vincent Chumba locked himself inside his house in a village just outside the city near Savannah Park. Being a foreigner who according to his assailants, doesn't belong in South Africa. Hundreds of foreign nationals have fallen victim to the latest xenophobic violence that broke out in Durban and surrounding areas.

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  • Malawi: Another Malawian Dead in RSA Attacks On Foreigners

    Government says the number of Malawians dead in the ongoing attacks on foreigners in South Africa is now up to three, after reports from the Malawi's Embassy confirmed another one has died.

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  • Oil firms face further cuts as low prices linger

    Oil majors may need deeper cuts to oil and gas exploration and production spending as they grapple with an extended period of low crude prices. The industry is expected to reveal another set of grim earnings for the first quarter when benchmark Brent prices averaged $55 a barrel, almost half the level of a year ago. Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and France’s Total have already responded by cutting 2015 capital spending by 10% to 15%, delaying and scrapping projects and cutting operating costs. Exxon, the world’s biggest listed oil company, has reduced 2015 capital spending by 12% to $34bn.

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  • Nigeria: Indonesia Set to Execute Drug Convicts, Including 4 Nigerians

    A foreign embassy official on Friday in Jakarta, said on condition of anonymity that Indonesia has concluded arrangements to execute several foreign drug convicts on Saturday, including four Nigerians. The official said some diplomats of the countries of the affected convicts have been requested to travel to Nusakambangan, the prison island off Java where the inmates are to be executed. A government official also said on condition of anonymity that authorities have ordered preparations for the execution of 10 death-row inmates, including two Australians that have been the subject of a high-profile campaign for clemency. Tony Spontana, spokesman for the Attorney General's office, confirmed that a letter, issued on Thursday by a deputy attorney general, told prosecutors to "prepare for and carry out the executions.

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  • The Zulus are our cousins - Swazis - Africa | IOL News

    Swazis working in South Africa are reacting with fear, confusion and a sense of betrayal at the prospect of becoming victims of ongoing anti-foreigner violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. “The Zulus are our cousins. How can King (Goodwill) Zwelithini do this to us? In Mbabane on Thursday, police broke up a march by the Swaziland Anti-Xenophobia Society.

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  • Found your twin stranger yet? [Video] - IOL SciTech

    You might just have a doppelganger. A doppelganger (German for “double walker”) is a person who looks incredibly similar to you. Well, now, all those unique snowflakes have social media profiles. Niamh Gearney, Terence Manzanga and Harry English started the “Twin Strangers” project, a challenge to find their near-identical counterparts in 28 days.

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