• Definitive Proof That Usher Has Absolutely No Control Over His Own Hands

    Usher Terry Raymond IV, singer/songwriter/performer, has no control over his own hands. An investigation.

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  • Zimbabwe: Zuma, Khama Corner Mugabe

    PRESIDENTS Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Botswana's Ian Khama angrily clashed with their Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe over xenophobia in South Africa, with the two demanding that instead of blaming their neighbour, Zimbabwe and other Sadc states must fix their broken economies to curb the rising tide of immigration. While Sadc leaders met for an extraordinary summit in Harare on Wednesday to discuss an industrialisation strategy and roadmap, the major highlight of the meeting was the recent xenophobic violence and killings in South Africa which raised a storm of debate and anger across the region.

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  • Nigerians Most Sexually Satisfied People

    Nigerians have been rated as the most sexually satisfied people in the world.

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  • Wife of Rio Ferdinand dies | The New Age Online

    The wife of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has died following a short battle with cancer, he announced on Saturday. "My soulmate slipped away last night," the 36-year-old Queens Park Rangers player said in a statement. "Rebecca, my wonderful wife, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

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  • Former "Cosby Show" Guest Star Accuses Bill Cosby Of Rape

    On Friday, actor Lili Bernard stated at a news conference in New York City that in the early 1990s, Bill Cosby drugged and raped her. At the news conference, Bernard said, “He praised me. After all, he was Bill Cosby. On April 30, Bernard, along with her lawyer Gloria Allred, went to the police station in Atlantic City to report the alleged crime.

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  • South Africa: High-Profile Attorney to Represent New Suspect in Slain Teacher's Case

    Prominent defence attorney Alwyn Griebenow has confirmed that he will be representing the second suspect accused of being involved in the murder of Jayde Panayiotou. Earlier on Thursday, provincial police spokesperson Marinda Mills announced that two men had been arrested and that detectives had ruled out robbery as the motive. Thando Siyoli, 31, appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court briefly on Thursday and has been remanded in custody till May 7. The second man, aged 28, is a close family member whose name is known to News24.

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  • ANC to blame for bad work ethic

    Enough with the "South Africans are lazy" rant. There is merit in the argument that South Africa's work ethic leaves much to be desired when measured on labour productivity compared with other countries. South Africans want to work, they want to be self-reliant, they want to be proud of the legacy they are creating for their children. When Kenya got its independence in December 1963, the incoming independence government popularised the slogan "uhuru na kazi" (freedom and hard work).

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  • Baby first royal affected by new succession laws

    Prince William and his wife Kate's daughter, who was born on Saturday, is the first major royal who cannot be overtaken in the line of succession to the throne by any future younger brothers. British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced on March 28 that laws to end centuries of male primogeniture had taken effect, following the enactment of the required laws in Australia. The princess is fourth-in-line to the throne, after Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son Prince Charles, Charles's eldest son Prince William, and her older brother Prince George.

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  • Wenger: Jose lacks respect - Premier League

    Arsene Wenger fired the latest shot in his war of words with Jose Mourinho, branding the Chelsea boss disrespectful. London - Arsene Wenger fired the latest shot in his war of words with Jose Mourinho on Friday, branding the Chelsea manager disrespectful. In response to home fans chanting ‘boring, boring Chelsea’ during last weekend’s goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium, Mourinho claimed it was Arsenal’s 10-year title drought that was boring.

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  • Machel warns state on xenophobia

    The widow of former president Nelson Mandela has warned the South African government to deal with the problems which have led to the recent xenophobic attacks or it will see them resurfacing again. Speaking at the memorial service of Emmanuel Sithole, Graça Machel told mourners that since the attacks were happening for the second time, the nation had no excuse not to deal with them decisively. Now we know how bad it can be ... our actions have to be proportional to the deep crisis we are going through," Machel said. Sithole was stabbed in Alexandra at the height of the xenophobic attacks that gripped the country.

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  • South Africa: Six Dams to Be Built, Expanded Over Next 10 Years

    Government will build or expand six dams over the next decade to address the long-term water and sanitation needs of the country. The dams identified include the dam at the Mzimvubu River in the Eastern Cape, the expansion of the Clanwilliam Dam in the Western Cape, the Nwamitwa Dam and Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, the Hazelmere Dam in KwaZulu-Natal and the Polihali Dam in Lesotho which will provide water to Gauteng.

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  • Baxter aware of Raja Casablanca interest?

    Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has reportedly admitted that he is aware of the interest in his services from Moroccan side Raja Casablanca. According to Kickoff, Baxter has admitted that he is aware of Raja’s interest in his services, but insists his focus has been solely on Amakhosi campaign. “Someone made the (Raja Casablanca) interest known, but since then I have dedicated my time to winning the League with Kaizer Chiefs. Baxter has one season remaining with Chiefs, but the English-born coach is said to be unhappy at Amakhosi and is seeking a move away from the team.

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  • Malema rouses Rhodes crowd | Grocott's Mail Online

    With remarks such as this, Economic Freedom Fighters' Commander in Chief Julius Malema caused a stir inside and outside the Barratt lecture theatre at Rhodes University on Thursday 30 April. Among other remarks, the fiery orator called ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a sellout, slammed SA’s failure to ban foreign land ownership and was fulsome in his praise for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Despite threats earlier in the week carried on A4 posters and pamphlets that the EFF would be prevented from entering the campus, the event went ahead without incident.

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  • Nigeria: UN Envoy Welcomes Release of 200 Nigerian Girls Held Captive By Boko Haram

    The United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, has welcomed the release of 200 girls from captivity by Boko Haram and called for the immediate release of all abducted girls, ahead of his meeting tomorrow with Nigerian President-Elect. "It is time to end the nightmare," said Mr. Brown, who will have talks with Nigerian President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari tomorrow about the missing girls. Some 276 girls were abducted by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, located in Nigeria's restive north-eastern Borno state, in April 2014, as the militant group ramped up brutal attacks targeting the African country's children.

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  • Zimbabwe: Immigrants Vow to Go Back to SA

    AFTER near-death experiences in Durban during the recent wave of xenophobic attacks which claimed at least seven lives, it would be reasonable to assume none of the survivors would ever want to set foot in that part of South Africa again. The tide of deadly xenophobic violence that swept through Durban left a trail of destruction and murder, forcing hundreds of foreigners to flee with terror back home. Some have vowed never to go back to South Africa. Less than an hour after stepping out into the harsh sun in searing hot Beitbridge on Friday aboard one of five buses for repatriated Zimbabweans, Nyikadzino told the Zimbabwe Independent that he was merely coming to cool his heels in his home town of Chitungwiza, dormitory town of Zimbabwe's capital Harare, before re-tracing his steps to the fabled "land of gold".

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  • Around the world in 50 years - IOL Travel Tips

    Albert Podell’s passport stamp collection probably trumps yours. Podell, 78, has encountered everything from run-ins with guerrillas in Yemen to being attacked by flying crabs in Algeria and interrogated by Cuban secret police. “Aged 6, I started to collect postage stamps, and where the other kids specialised in certain countries, I wanted a stamp from every country in the world. “Those little coloured bits of perforated paper also instilled in me a fascination with travel because I wanted to see the lands where all the objects, people, and places depicted on those stamps came from.

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  • Tesla unveils battery to ‘transform energy infrastructure’

    Electric car pioneer Tesla unveiled a "home battery" Thursday which its founder Elon Musk said would help change the "entire energy infrastructure of the world". The Tesla Powerwall can store power from solar panels, from the electricity grid at night when it is typically cheaper, and provide a secure backup in the case of a power outage. In theory the device, which typically would fit on the wall of a garage or inside a house, could make solar-powered homes completely independent of the traditional energy grid. "The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world, to completely sustainable zero carbon," Mr Musk told reporters shortly before unveiling the Powerwall in a stylish warehouse space outside Los Angeles.

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  • 17 Things No One Tells You About San Francisco

    The City by the Bay is full of unexpected treasures!

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  • EFF jumps to defend Public Protector

    The EFF have lodged a formal complaint with the speaker of parliament on the conduct of the members of the justice portfolio committee during the appearance of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. “We expect the speaker to take appropriate action against the chairperson of the committee, Mathole Motshekga, and other members of the committee who conducted themselves contrary to the Rules of Parliament,” spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement. Madonsela was lambasted during the meeting on Wednesday by Motshekga, who referred to her “supporters in the DA”.

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  • Nzimande is a sellout - workers

    Workers under the banner of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and other unions within trade union federation Cosatu who support sacked general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi had a Workers’ Day rally in Durban yesterday despite fears of clashes between the two factions. The workers sang songs calling Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini and SA Communist Party leader Blade Nzimande traitors and sellouts.

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