• South Africa: Did Christopher Panayiotou Pull a Shrien Dewani?

    Slain Port Elizabeth teacher Jayde Panayiotou's husband is widely believed to be the second suspect arrested in connection with her murder, although this is yet to be officially confirmed. A Facebook group disseminating information about Panayiotou's murder claimed two men suspected of the murder had fled to George and began circulating pictures of the men online. The South African Police Services (SAPS) on Thursday announced that two suspects had been arrested in connection with her murder. One of the men was named as Thando Siyoli (31), but the second suspect's identity was withheld and will only be officially released after he appears in court on Monday.

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  • King reveals xenophobia plan - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    Independent Media King Goodwill Zwelithini arrives for the opening of the House of Traditional Leaders in Ulundi. Durban - King Goodwill Zwelithini has issued a set of instructions to traditional leaders on the processes to follow when foreigners want to settle in their areas. The king called on traditional leaders to make sure that foreigners had legal documents that allowed them to be in the country. The king was addressing traditional leaders from across the province during the opening of the House of Traditional Leaders in Ulundi on Thursday.

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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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  • Nigeria: FG Urges Nigerians to Desist From Drug Trafficking, Other Vices

    In the wake of the executions of four Nigerians for drug-related offences in Indonesia on Tuesday, Nigeria has appealed to its citizens to desist from trafficking drugs and engaging in other unacceptable vices, particularly to countries with capital punishment. The Undersecretary (Economic and Consular Affairs) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bokunolu Onemola, speaking in Abuja Thursday when the Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria, was summoned over the executions, added that Nigeria would not recall its envoy over the incident.

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  • Big Sean wants 'nothing to do' with Ariana Grande

    Big Sean reportedly wants ''nothing'' to do with Ariana Grande following their break up earlier this month. The 'Dark Sky Paradise' hitmaker and the 'Love Me Harder' singer called it quits earlier this month and the split was reportedly so bitter that the rapper may ''never speak [to Ariana] again''. A source told HollywoodLife.com: ''Sean wants nothing to do with Ariana and has very strong negative feelings towards her. Sean was believed to have been left upset when the 21-year-old star failed to show for his big performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.

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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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  • Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home: reports

    Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 34, were killed by firing squad on Wednesday over their role in a plot to bring heroin to Australia from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, despite international pleas to Jakarta for clemency. Abbott said he understood the dismay and anger over the executions but respected Indonesia's sovereignty. "It really was terrible that these cruel and unnecessary executions went ahead," he told reporters in Sydney. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was unable to confirm reports that the men's bodies were on a flight which touched down early Saturday in Sydney.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Elderly landlady takes on big shot

    A former Umkhonto weSizwe member, now an ANC Gauteng leader, allegedly descended on an elderly landlady in Alexandra in Johannesburg and instructed a tenant to break down a burglar door of a leased room. Ntombi Kubheka, 71, told Sowetan that Dipuo Mvelase last month cornered her with six other people, including ANC ward councillor Julia Moloi, and forced her to allow one of her tenants to sub-let the room.

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  • Pastor grounded despite success

    Although he oversees 12 branches of the Rock of Salvation Community Church - in South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and the United Kingdom - Reverend Tebogo Mulaudzi remains disarmingly humble. "Contrary to all other views about my achievements, I feel that my work for God is still at its formative stages," Mulaudzi said in a telephonic interview this week. "I remain humbled and determined to work hardest even when the church has grown to 12 branches in South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and the United Kingdom," he said. Mulaudzi, who was born and raised in Soweto, 47 years ago, is also the current and arguably youngest president of the Baptist Convention of South Africa.

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  • DA students score victory in former ANC stronghold - City Press

    The student wing of the Democratic Alliance has achieved a watershed achievement: winning the student representative council elections at the University of Fort Hare, which for years has been an ANC stronghold. Yesterday the Democratic Alliance Students Organisation (Daso) won the student representative council elections on a 52.5% majority, in a first-ever victory. The DA students’ triumph came at a time when the institution is facing a National Student Financial Aid Scheme crisis.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home

    Relatives of two men executed in Indonesia arrived back in Australia on Saturday on a flight believed to have been carrying the bodies of the pair, whose deaths Prime Minister Tony Abbott has criticised as "cruel and unnecessary". Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 34, were killed by firing squad on Wednesday over their role in a plot to bring heroin to Australia from the Indonesian resort island of Bali, despite international pleas for clemency. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said the bodies were on the flight which touched down in Sydney early on Saturday and also carried Sukumaran’s parents, brother and sister and Chan’s wife Febyanti Herewila.

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