• Robert Mugabe shares bed with teenaged son when I'm away: Grace

    Grace Mugabe told Zimbabwe's state newspaper that when she's away - Chatunga Bellarmine is his father, Robert Mugabe's, favourite companion in bed.

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  • Chaos around Bobbi Kristina’s funeral - IOL Tonight

    Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral plans are “constantly changing”. A source has claimed that the service for the late daughter of Whitney Houston, who tragically passed away on 26 July at the age of just 22, has been thrown into chaos by the feuding families. It has also been revealed that the aspiring actress - who will be buried next to her late mother - will be laid to rest on 1 August in order for family members to be able to attend. Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina's father Bobby Brown is said to be “taking comfort” in knowing his daughter is now “at peace”.

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  • 'We've found another Earth'

    Not only is this planet in the "Goldilocks zone" - where life can exist because it is neither too hot nor too cold to support liquid water - its star looks like an older cousin of our sun, the space agency said. Known as Kepler 452b, the planet was detected by the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, which has hunted for worlds like ours since 2009. "Kepler 452b is orbiting a close cousin of our sun, but one that is 1.5 billion years older," it said. If the planet is rocky, and the scientists believe that it has a better than even chance of being just that, then it could be in the midst of a fearful scenario, as the heat from its dying star evaporates Kepler 452b's lakes and oceans.

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  • Mystery of missing flight MH370 may finally be solved - Cape Times

    Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an important development . Kuala Lumpur: Investigators scrambled today to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation’s greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The 2m-long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an “important development”.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • Nigeria: Air Force Cuts Boko Haram Supply Routes

    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) through its intensified and persistent efforts in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram terrorists has intercepted over 4,000 drums and jerry cans of petroleum products and other smuggled items.

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  • EFF: Parliament's security boss & deputy must be reinstated

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) want Parliament’s Head of Protection Services and her deputy reinstated. Parliament has suspended Zelda Holtzman and her deputy Matlatsi Mokgatla with immediate effect pending an investigation into what it says are alleged security breaches. The suspensions have been implemented to enable the investigation of alleged security breaches and other issues affecting the Parliamentary Protection Services.

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  • Mario barred from Reds first-team - Premier League

    Reuters Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad. Mario Balotelli has been told he has no future with Liverpool and the striker is training away from the first-team squad along with Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique, whom the club are also looking to offload this summer. Balotelli, 24, was not on the pre-season tour to Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, and neither has he been included in the squads for the friendly games against HJK Helsinki in Finland tomorrow or Swindon Town on Sunday.

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  • Pakistan floods expose response gaps

    As Pakistan faces its fourth consecutive year of heavy flooding, relief workers are urging the government to do more to ensure inevitable future inundations do less harm. The government says at least 86 people have died and more than 500,000 people been affected as rivers swelled with monsoon rains and glacial melt, and floodwaters engulfed various parts of the country over the past week. Sabina Durrani of the National Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Network said Wednesday that disease had begun to strike in the aftermath of flood, with hundreds of cases of diarrhoea, dengue fever and skin and eye infections being reported in all affected areas. Pakistan's Meteorological Department is warning of further flooding, and the UK-based aid group Plan International has said that could cause another humanitarian disaster.

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  • Zimbabwe: No Goats in Harare City Centre, This Isn't West Africa - Mugabe

    Goats will not be allowed to roam in central Harare, President Robert Mugabe vowed Wednesday, insisting that his government would not tolerate the sort of chaos he has witnessed travelling in West Africa. The veteran leader was addressing a small enterprises expo in the capital when he declared that vendors who have flooded towns and cities across the country will be forcibly moved to designated trading places. Alarmed by the mayhem, the government has ordered the traders to relocate to designated trading places but many have refused to move. "If you were selling your wares at an illegal point but have now been discovered and offered a properly designated place to trader from, then you should move," said Mugabe Wednesday speaking partly in Shona.

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  • Cape Town motorists fear for lives after death of officer | The New Age Online

    In recent weeks, criminals have used various ploys in an attempt to hijack motorists using the busy highway into the city centre. The road has also been the site of numerous violent protests with communities burning tyres and blockading it with rocks.

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  • Kenya Moore's Obsession With Beyoncé Has Reached New Levels

    The wind done gone and took Kenya's mind.

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  • Kaizer Chiefs confirm Khune’s return

    Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that the club has reached an agreement in principle with Itumeleng Khune and that the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper will return to the club. “The club has reached an agreement in principle with goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and he will be joining us. Some internal procedures still need to take place though and then the deal will be 100% finalised,” read a statement issued by the club. Meanwhile, Chiefs also revealed that talks between the club and former midfielder Mandla Masango are still ongoing and no agreement has been reached yet.

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  • Why Cecil the lion’s death matters - IOL News

    AP In this frame grab taken from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a protected lion known as Cecil is seen in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Whether Cecil’s killing was legal or not, its impact will immediately be felt, a conservationist in Zimbabwe tells Justin Wm. Washington - For 13 years, the lion tread the protected grounds of the largest national park in Zimbabwe. Like SeaWorld's original Shamu or the National Zoo's Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, Cecil was a animal who needed no last name - a great beast known not just for his majesty, but for his attitude.

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  • Bey and Jay are finally pregnant again - Tonight News

    AP/Frank Franklin II In this May 2, 2014 file photo Beyonce, right, and Jay-Z watch the first half of a NBA basketball playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors, in New York. Jay Z and Beyoncé are reportedly expecting a baby. The couple - who already have three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together - are feeling incredibly "lucky" over their apparent impending arrival.

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  • Cecil the lion: Zim’s biggest news story since 2008 elections

    It’s been suggested that Cecil the lion has been the biggest international news story to come out of Zimbabwe since the elections in 2008. International appetite for the Cecil story is still high but many locals just don’t share the outrage. The ‘Cecil the lion’ story broke in South Africa just over two weeks ago but it took until this week for global attention and outrage to really pick up. Many Zimbabweans have been left feeling bemused and irritated by the international media frenzy over the story, which isn’t being matched inside Zimbabwe.

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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: P/H, Warri Refineries Begin Daily Production of 8.5 Million Litres of Petrol

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced that the Port Harcourt and Warri refineries have been successfully re-streamed after a nine months' phased rehabilitation exercise conducted by its in-house engineers and technicians. This was contained in a statement issued yesterday where the corporation revealed that while the Port Harcourt refinery is ramping up its operation to about 60 per cent of its 210,000 barrels per day name plate capacity, Warri refinery production is projected to hit 80 per cent of its installed 125,000 bpd capacity. The proxies were also unwilling to provide post- rehabilitation performance guarantees," the statement said. It added however, that the phased rehabilitation strategy which entailed simultaneous rehabilitation of all the refineries using in-house and locally available resources in line with the Nigerian content law, also involved the use of original equipment manufacturer representatives to effect major equipment overhaul and rehabilitation.

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  • Manhunt for suspects who fatally shot cop at Crossing Mall

    The officer was shot in the upper body; his colleague who was with him was not injured but is highly traumatised and was taken to the local hospital. A manhunt has been launched for a group of about six suspects who fled the scene with two vehicles, a silver Nissan Tiida and white Audi A4. Police are simultaneously still looking at the CCTV footage to identify the killers,the South African Police service stated in a series of tweets. The police officers came across the suspects during their routine sector patrol.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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