• Malawi's Flamboyant Pastor Shows Off Riches

    Reports say Pastor Hastings Salanje left Malawi for South Africa years ago after being accused of being a satanist.

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  • Fifty cows for Malia Obama

    Felix Kiprono said he was willing to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in order to fulfil his dream of marrying the US first daughter. "I got interested in her in 2008," Kiprono said in an interview with The Nairobian newspaper. At that time Obama was running for office for the first time and Malia was a 10-year-old. Kiprono said he intended to put his offer of marriage to Obama and hoped the president would bring his daughter with him when he made his first presidential visit to Kenya, the country in which his father was born, in July.

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  • Briefcases stacked with dollars: How South Africa rigged the 2010 World Cup bid

    By May 2004, Jack Warner knew exactly which country he was going to back to host the 2010 World Cup. Warner, the head of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football or CONCACAF, had been a FIFA vice president since 1997 and had served on its executive committee since 1983. During this time, he had turned the choosing of World Cup hosts into a lucrative enterprise that paid him handsome bribes and kickbacks in exchange for his influence over voting in FIFA elections and for host countries.

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  • Minnie, Kenny, Dineo and Zahara make news

    Another week has passed in celeb ville and these are stories you might have missed about Kenny Kunenen, Sophie Ndaba, Joey Rasdien and Minnie Dlamini. Minnie Dlamini has revealed that Bonang Matheba AKA Queen B is not her friend. Minnie apparently revealed this after she became tired of the two being compared. According to earlier claims from Matheba’s camp, when she was a presenter on SABC’s music show Live Dlamini was strictly instructed not to speak to her co-star.

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  • Lindiwe Mazibuko is now a Harvard graduate

    She now holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

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  • South Africa: Video of Zuma is Why Many Love to Hate Him

    President Jacob Zuma made a whole lot of people angry on Wednesday. This time he made fun of parliamentarians, in particular DA leader Mmusi Maimane's pronunciation of 'Nkandla'. If the president is meant to be under increasing pressure to answer questions over the R246 million upgrades to his private homestead in Nkandla, he certainly refused to show it. "Some people who could not pronounce Nkandla, they've now learned.

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  • Thando Thabethe's skin color questioned - Connect

    Thando Thabethe's skin color is being questioned, after a Twitter follower hinted that she may have bleached her skin.

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  • Hendrik Verwoerd's grandson welcomes plaque removal

    Wilhelm Verwoerd says honouring his grandfather rubbed salt in the wounds of black South Africans.

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  • New dawn for Nigeria?

    Buhari, 72, has said the corrupt and corruption will have no place in his administration, sparking fears of a wide-ranging crackdown similar to his previous time as military ruler in the 1980s. Buhari has promised to declare his personal assets and liabilities for greater transparency and accountability. Boko Haram is currently seen as on the run but security experts say the war is far from over, with sporadic attacks continuing and the likelihood the rebels could regroup in border regions. Nearly 66% of Nigeria's population of more than 170 million is under 30.

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  • Former Muvhango star joins Generations

    The cast of Generations: The Legacy is growing. Neshehe will be playing a businessman named Zola, who returns to South Africa after spending several years overseas. Neshehe was a one of Muvhango’s most popular actors, but was fired in 2008 because of lack of performance.

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  • Spain charges Shekau over 2013 attack - World News | IOL News

    Spain's state prosecutor charged the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, with terrorism and crimes against humanity over a 2013 attack on a Nigerian town in which a Spanish nun was injured. Madrid - Spain's state prosecutor charged the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, with terrorism and crimes against humanity over a 2013 attack on a Nigerian town in which a Spanish nun was assaulted, court papers said.

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  • 50 cows to wed Obama's girl! - Back Page | IOL News

    REUTERS A Kenyan lawyer has offered President Barack Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats to wed is daughter Malia. London - A Kenyan lawyer has offered President Barack Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in return for his eldest daughter Malia’s hand in marriage. Felix Kiprono Matagei, who is also listed as an Oxford University student on his Facebook profile, said he has been ‘interested’ in Malia, 16, since Mr Obama’s first presidential campaign in 2008, when she was ten.

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  • Nkandla amphitheatre is a measure to deter intruders

    Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says the amphitheatre at Nkandla is a measure to deter intruders. Addressing a briefing on his department’s investigation on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s home‚ the Minister quoted a Wikipedia definition of what an amphitheatre is. Showing pictures of an entertainment amphitheatre and the Nkandla “amphitheatre“- Nhleko said it “clearly does not resemble an entertainment area“. “Dwarf stepping walls” were a security feature as they did not allow for intruders to hide out the same way that straight walls did.

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  • The seven most ridiculous things Fikile Mbalula said about the World Cup bribery allegations

    Sports and recreation minister Fikile Mbalula gave a press conference today, presenting his transformation report.

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  • Study reveals why girls join IS - World News | IOL News

    AP In this still taken from CCTV, Amira Abase, left, Kadiza Sultana, centre, and Shamima Begum walk through Gatwick airport, south of London. The three teenage girls left the country in a suspected bid to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group. London - The notion that young women are travelling to Syria solely to become “jihadi brides” is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalised, new research suggests. Young women are joining the so-called Islamic State group for many reasons, including anger over the perceived persecution of Muslims and the wish to belong to a sisterhood with similar beliefs, according to a report released on Thursday by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London.

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  • Opposition parties reject #NkandlaWhitewashReport

    Opposition parties have rejected the report by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko finding that President Jacob Zuma didn’t have to pay anything for the upgrades to his Nkandla home. United Democratic Front leader Bantu Holomisa also slammed the report‚ dubbing it the “#NkandlaWhitewashReport”.

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  • Beef over Chris over?

    Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran has finally opened up about how she feels about Rihanna. Chris Brown dumped Karrueche Tran for Rihanna after the Barbadian singer’s Oprah interview, where she said Brown was the love of her life. Chris Brown also revealed that he was inlove with both of them.

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  • Obama workout: strength and power - IOL Lifestyle

    The Washington Post First Lady Michelle Obama demonstrates exercises as part of a #Gimmefive video taping in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Gymnasium of the White House. Washington - When a friend suggested I take a look at the workout video tweeted by first lady Michelle Obama, I was sceptical.

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  • We are safe, jihadi teens tell families - World News | IOL News

    AP Militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria. Three runaway British girls who are feared to have joined ISIS in Syria have made contact with their families, according to reports. Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, assured relatives that they are safe and have been separated from one another, a lawyer for their families told the BBC. Speaking from the Turkish-Syrian border, the woman told Sky News that the girls would never go home, and would probably die in Iraq or Syria.

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  • FIFA scandal; If found guilty, SA will have to pay back the money

    Morocco‚ which lost the rigged bid to SA‚ may be able to demand compensation from the South African government. Government’s many pronouncements about the billions that the World Cup brought in to the country could be used to arrive at a total that Morocco could use to make such a demand. According to Washingtontimes.com news website, FIFA said it spent $1.298 billion on the World Cup in South Africa and also gave $100 million to the World Cup Legacy Trust, a fund that supports grassroots soccer projects. Meanwhile, South African Minister of Sports and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, is expected to brief the media today regarding the FIFA World Cup 2010 bribery allegations brought against FIFA by the US Attorney’s office.

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