• Africa's richest man Dangote plans to buy Arsenal

    Successful African business heavy weight billionaire Aliko Dangote has once again expressed his interest in buying Premier League giants Arsenal for a reasonable price. Forbes magazine rated Nigerian born billionaire businessman Dangote magazine as the 67th richest person in the world and the richest in Africa.

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  • South Africans Have Never Really Wanted Nigerians

    I had barely spent 10 minutes on South African soil when I knew that Nigerians were unwelcome. Arriving at the O R Tambo International Airport, an immigration officer irritatingly asked me how long I was staying, despite seeing clearly on my passport that I had a visa to stay up to 30 days.

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  • Experts for and against king’s proposal - Politics | IOL News

    While King Goodwill Zwelithini’s proposal on how foreigners in areas under traditional leadership should be treated has been welcomed by a top criminologist, constitutional law experts say the plan will not fly. Professor Johan Burger, of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), said on Monday that the government should pay attention to the guidelines King Goodwill Zwelithini recently set out for foreigners in rural areas.

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  • Nigeria: Anticipating Buhari's Probe List

    Since his famous victory at the March 28 presidential election, Nigeriaís President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has been in the news. Aside the congratulatory messages and visits by prominent Nigerians and the international community, there have been series of calls, from several quarters, urging his government to revisit some key decisions of the incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan, which seemed to have raised dust about governance. From the controversial audit report of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to the fuel subsidy regime and generally block loopholes from the nationís treasury. Nigerians are not only anticipating a new dawn under the incoming administration, but are hoping that he will thread on paths, the outgoing government under President Goodluck Jonathan didnít dare to.

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  • South Africa: Bitter Boy Who Shames His Father and His People

    President Zuma's son Edward is xenophobic and racist. Like the disgarceful Zulu King Zwelithini he supports, whose reckless utterances sparked the attacks on foreginers, Edward continues Cecil Rhodes' odious legacy of dividing Africans. It is quite overwhelming to see the grown son of the most powerful man in South Africa act like a child that grew up in a home without discipline or education. Today, we can say that Edward Zuma is xenophobic, even though he himself was born in Swaziland.

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  • Benni McCarthy robbed – report

    Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy was robbed at gunpoint in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on Tuesday, according to the website kickoff.com.

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  • Graeme Smith’s divorce gets messier

    Morgan Deane‚ estranged wife of former Proteas captain Graeme Smith‚ is accusing his mates of bullying her. The Irish singer took to Twitter – twice – this morning to hit out at his fellow Cricket South Africa teammates. There were further rumours that the former Proteas captain has formed a close relationship with blonde beauty Justine Haddon‚ a Cape Town businesswoman who owns a clothing boutique. Smith has denied the affair and sending Deane the “divorce” SMS.

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  • ‘Drunk driving' wife charged after husband’s death

    A woman has been charged with drunken driving and culpable homicide after she crashed her car in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, which resulted in the death of her husband. It is alleged 24-year-old Sabrina Sewsanker had crashed her car on the intersection of Redfern Drive and Roundfern Road on Sunday, April 26. Police reportedly found the vehicle on its roof, Phoenix Sun reported. On receiving medical treatment, it was allegedly discovered that Sabrina had been under the influence of alcohol.

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  • Mayweather open to Pacquiao rematch - Boxing

    EPA Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) throws a left against Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship boxing fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. New York - Floyd Mayweather added another wrinkle to the fallout of his fight against Manny Pacquiao by saying he would be open to a rematch after the Filipino southpaw recovers from shoulder surgery, according to an ESPN report on Tuesday. Mayweather has one fight remaining on his Showtime contract and has repeatedly said he intends to retire after a bout fight in September, although after Saturday's fight he told reporters that he is “human” and occasionally contradicts himself. “I will fight him in a year after his surgery,” Mayweather, who earned a unanimous decision over Pacquiao, told Smith in a text on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

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  • SABC needs more whites – Motsoeneng

    Embattled SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has said the national broadcaster needs more whites, specifically at an executive level, as 20 years into democracy continually talking about transformation is unfair to all workers. “We should not forget the rainbow of Nelson Mandela. If you look at the SABC the way it is, I have engaged colleagues saying we also need to employ white people. Motsoeneng was speaking to The Citizen at his offices at SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, yesterday.

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  • Nigeria: Not Yet Uhuru for African Brotherhood

    With the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa one cannot but look back at the relationship between South Africa and Nigeria in particular. Historically Nigeria always lent support to the fight against racial discrimination in South Africa. A letter from the Principal Private Secretary to then Prime Minister of Nigeria, Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa as far back as 1961 shows obvious support and pledge of further assistance to the ANC.

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  • Troops kill 28 suspected militants in central Nigeria: Military

    Troops killed 28 suspected militants during a weekend operation in central Nigeria launched in response to an attack last month which saw six soldiers gruesomely murdered, the military said Monday. Most violence in rural areas has been blamed on long-standing sectarian grievances fuelled partly by battles over land rights.

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  • Madonna: Don't kiss Drake even if he begs you

    Grammy-winning star Madonna has advised her fans against kissing Drake, even if he ''begs''. The 56-year-old singer-songwriter recently created controversy when she smooched with the 'Started From the Bottom' rapper at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California, and has warned fans against following her lead. The Grammy Award-winning star - who was previously married to actor Sean Penn and film director Guy Ritchie - was also asked whether Drake was a good kisser. Writing on Instagram, Drake - who appeared to be caught off guard by Madonna - said: ''Don't misinterpret my shock!!

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  • Emmanuel Sithole alleged killers seeking plea bargain

    The men pictured moments before Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole was stabbed and killed in Alexandra last month, yesterday asked to enter into a plea agreement. The four men, all in their twenties, appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates’ Court on charges of murder and robbery. Mthinto Bhengu and Ayanda Sibiya – with legal aid representation – had abandoned an earlier bail application, while Sizwe Mngomezulu and Sifundi Mzimela – represented by a private attorney – pleaded not guilty. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Velekhaya Mgobhozi would not say if the state would enter into an agreement.

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  • Dutch saltwater potatoes offer hope for world's hungry | The New Age Online

    A small field on an island off the Netherlands' northern coast promises one answer to the problem of how to feed the world's ever-growing population: potatoes and other crops that grow in saltwater. Every day, swathes of farmland somewhere in the world become unusable because of salty soil, but farmers here on windswept Texel are finding solutions using traditional methods. The team headed by farmer Mark van Rijsselberghe has planted around 30 types of potato and their approach is simple: anything that dies in the saline environment is abandoned, and anything that lives "we try to follow up on," said Van Rijsselberghe. The experiments do not just target potatoes, but also look at how other crops grow in saltwater, including carrots, strawberries, onions and lettuce.

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  • NPA closes in on Hlongwa's assets

    NPA spokesman Velekhaya Mgobhozi confirmed yesterday that prosecutors were gunning for a house owned by Hlongwa. "In the matter concerning a house in Eccleston Crescent owned by Brian Hlongwa through his company Golden Pond, the NPA has filed papers in the forfeiture application. The matter is opposed and the NPA is awaiting the answering affidavit from Golden Pond. There are two related cases involving companies that arise from the corruption involving the Eccleston Crescent house," said Mgobhozi.

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  • Xenophobia today – genocide tomorrow? - Daily News | Opinion

    Independent Media Residents of Everest settlement, Springs, east of Johannesburg, march with sticks to chase out the foreigners in Gauteng last month. The dust is settling after the xenophobic fallout over the past weeks in South Africa. As South Africans, we must avoid the comfort zone of hiding our shame behind negative headlines elsewhere. What happened to experiences from the xenophobia of 2008, which captured headlines through the horror of a Mozambican being burnt alive?

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  • Watch: Girl cries hysterically after getting a hug from Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin

    Real Madrid arrived in Turin ahead of their huge Champions League semi final 1st leg against Juventus on Tuesday. One lucky girl got up close and personal with Cristiano Ronaldo. getting the Real star to sign her Madrid jumper before receiving a hug from the three time Ballon d’Or winner.

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  • Here's What The Stars Wore To The 2015 Met Gala

    The theme was China Through the Looking Glass.

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  • Is butt-bearing getting boring?

    Celebs pulled out all the stops for the Met Gala, but it seemed like making headlines overshadowed fashion forward choices. Yup, when it comes to an event like the Met Gala (an annual event benefitting the Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala in New York), one thing is certain – it’ll all be about getting more attention than your contemporaries in the world of schlebs. The gala is renowned for being a highlight on the fashion calendar. Beyonce, Kim K and Jennifer Lopez all took sheer to new heights, or more accurately, lows.

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