• Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

    President Barack Obama’s Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month.

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  • Woman has to leave behind spouse, kids - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    CAPE ARGUS Lea and Heath Stewart are taking the Home Affairs Department to court. Cape Town - A Zimbabwean woman who faces the “devastating prospect” of being indefinitely separated from her South African husband and four children has turned to the Western Cape High Court to challenge the constitutionality of South Africa’s Immigration Act. Lea Stewart, 39, moved to South Africa with her husband Heath and their boys Joshua, Aiden, Luke and Ethan, all of whom have South African citizenship, in May last year, hoping to secure a better future for the children.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • Rosberg pips Hamilton in first British GP practice

    Hamilton was a mere 0.070 slower with Toro Rosso's Dutch teenager Max Verstappen an impressive third but 1.256 off the pace. Rosberg, winner of three of the last four races, had sat out much of the session as mechanics changed his car's gearbox due to a hydraulic fault that stopped him on track with just five laps done. Hamilton, who can expect to have most of the support from an expected 140,000-strong crowd on Sunday, had an early spin at Stowe without consequence. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, who crashed heavily in the previous race in Austria, was fourth fastest with Spaniard Carlos Sainz fifth for Toro Rosso and Sebastian Vettel sixth in the other Ferrari.

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  • Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Bedroom Coup

    WHEN former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda last October warned of a "bedroom coup" brewing in Zanu PF ahead of the party's acrimonious December congress, his remarks could have simply been dismissed as polemics in an intensifying succession battle. In fact, Grace -- using her now widely acknowledged influence over Mugabe at home and in the office -- did something unthinkable: ousted a liberation struggle stalwart and precipitated unprecedented political purges in the party's history. At the height of succession-fuelled factionalism and infighting, Sibanda threatened that real war veterans would resist Grace's "a bedroom or boardroom coup".

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  • EFF gather in Marikana ahead of Malema's arrival

    Malema was expected to lead an EFF delegation to lay criminal charges against deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, former North West police commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo and mining Lonmin for the role they played in the shooting that left 34 mineworkers dead in August 2012. The EFF has long held view that Ramaphosa was in part responsible for the deaths of the mine workers.

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  • Nigeria: Love Scam - EFCC Returns 10,000 Euros to French Victim

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered and returned the sum of 10,000 Euros (Ten Thousand Euros) about Two Million, Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira), to F. Mercade, a French citizen, who was a victim of internet love scam. The fund was wired to the victim through his account in France on the recommendation of the French Embassy in Nigeria. According to the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, "Mercade was duped by two internet fraudsters, Omodara Adedapo Oluseye and Adesuyi Ayodeji Adedapo after he was deceived into a phantom relationship that was supposedly altar-bound. "The scam was reported to the Commission via a petition from the French Consulate in Lagos, on behalf of Mercade.

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  • Home Affairs to track down dads who fled SA with their children

    The Home Affairs Department has assured the mothers of two children abducted by their fathers and taken to Egypt that the relevant authorities will track them down. The department says it’s investigating how the two children were taken by their fathers without their mothers consent despite new visa regulations. The travel requirements, which stipulate children must travel with a birth certificate and consent from both parents, came into effect at the beginning of last month. The department says it is combing through footage to establish how the fathers travelled with their children without the correct documents or consent.

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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Migration operation a precursor to border agency

    HOME Affairs is moving swiftly in its bid to tighten SA’s porous borders, and is inching closer to establishing the country’s first border management agency, after quietly launching Operation Pyramid. This follows weeks of controversial crackdowns, under Operation Fiela, in city centres and townships around the country following the latest spate of xenophobic violence that swept through parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Critics have bemoaned Operation Fiela, which translates as "clean sweep", for seemingly targeting foreign nationals and said it would fan the flames of xenophobic violence. Judge Jan Hiemstra struck the case off the roll in the High Court in Pretoria, saying the matter was not urgent.

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  • Watch Julius Malema praise Robert Mugabe

    Julius Malema sang the praises of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, claiming that the 'true African leader' has never killed any of 'our own people'. Evidently Ndebeles don't count as 'our people' to the EFF's leader. Video posted to YouTube by My Africa.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Beheads 11 of Its Own Members - Witnesses

    Islamist group Boko Haram on Friday beheaded 11 of its own fighters in north-eastern Nigeria, said an official representing witnesses to the killings. The 11 were executed because they had left a Boko Haram camp in Sambisa Forest and wanted to surrender to the government, said Mahmud Babagana from the National Union of Road Transport Workers, members of which were witnesses to the murders. The killings took place in Miringa village in Borno state. Meanwhile, two female suicide bombers on Thursday killed 11 people on a roadside in Borno state, according to the website Sahara Reporters.

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  • No firepool at Mandela's Qunu home: Ndileka

    Nelson Mandela's eldest grandchild has come out guns blazing following the revelation by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko that the swimming pool in Qunu is actually also a fire pool. Ndileka Mandela was quoted by the Mail and Guardian saying that there is no firepool at her grandfather's home and that it was not paid for by the government. It was not built by the government,” said Ndileka. This is was in response to Nhleko's latest attempt to defend the R240million spent at President Jacob Zuma's for 'security upgrades'.

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  • Cyril probed after EFF lays charges - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • Southern Africa: Assassination in Lesotho - Blood On SADC's Hands, Too

    The real story moving forward in a tiny kingdom afflicted by HIV and malnutrition - and utterly dependent on foreigners for free HIV anti-retrovirals and extra food - is if the most influential of donors, the United States, sticks to its demand for accountability for those responsible for the events last 30 August. In Southern Africa, 'tis the season to celebrate the culture of impunity. To laugh in the face of accountability. To spit in the eye of the rule of law.

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  • Ramos is quick fix LVG needs - Premier League

    REUTERS Sergio Ramos, in some ways, the antithesis of the players Ferguson sought towards the end of his tenure. London - The restructuring of Manchester United in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era continues apace. Old Trafford’s academy system is being remodelled along more modern lines while United’s scouting network remains under review. It is, however, deep within the first-team squad that dramatic change at England’s most successful club is being felt and nowhere is that more apparent than in the pursuit of Spain international Sergio Ramos.

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  • South Africa has had 116 farm attacks in six months: Afriforum, Tau SA

    Gauteng previously had the number one spot‚ said agriculture union TAU-SA and activist group AfriForum. Releasing updated data on farm attacks for the first half of 2015‚ the groups recorded 27 murders and 116 attacks. A total of 1‚747 farm murders and 3‚542 attacks took place between 1990 and mid-year 2015‚ AfriForum and TAU SA said in a statement and via social media. Of the murder victims‚ 1‚133 were farmers‚ 465 direct family members‚ 130 farm workers and 19 visitors.

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  • African leaders must respect constitutions or face turmoil - Hollande

    French President Francois Hollande urged African leaders on Thursday to respect their constitutional term limits amid concerns that some are prepared to risk political instability in order to cling to power. Hollande was speaking a day after at least six people were killed in violent clashes in Burundi, where opposition parties are furious over the decision of President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third term, which they say is unconstitutional. Burkina Faso's longtime ruler Blaise Compaore was toppled in a popular uprising last October after making a similar attempt to remain in power. "We witnessed it again in Burkina Faso.

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  • Nigeria: Buhari Recalls Expelled Deutsche Welle Correspondent

    President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the re-issuance of Presidential Villa Press Pass to Deutsche Welle correspondent, Ubale Musa, who was expelled from the villa by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. While presenting the reissued Villa Press Pass to Musa at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed that the re-accreditation of Musa as a State House correspondent was in keeping with Buhari's commitment to correct the wrongs of the past.

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  • 'We'll set the world on fire,' proclaims Turkish minnows after signing Eto'o and Ronaldinho

    Newly promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor have completed the signing of Samuel Eto'o and are on the verge of adding Ronaldinho to their squad as the minnows prepares for the Super League season.

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