• Cameroon president’s daughter posts racy photo on Instagram, then deletes

    The daughter to the president of the Republic of Cameroon, Brenda Biya may have found herself on the wrong side of history after posting and later deleting a picture of her kissing a mystery boy on her Instagram. This is the very first time Brenda has posted such an intimate photograph on her Instagram.

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  • 'Madiba would weep'

    MTN and Shoprite are among the South African businesses with major interests in Nigeria. Speaking yesterday in Pretoria at a University of South Africa debate, he said he would never have imagined that South Africans "could display such cruelty against their brothers and sisters".

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  • South Africa: Tension Brews Between Nigeria, South Africa

    Tensions are brewing between Africa's two main powerhouses, Nigeria and South Africa, with the Nigerian Senate calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini for his alleged role in inciting the deadly violence that has rocked cities like Durban and Johannesburg. Nigerian civil-society groups and social network activists have reacted with horror to graphic images of foreigners being harrassed, stabbed and set ablaze in broad daylight in South Africa. The Nigerian Senate jumped in the fray on Wednesday, calling on the ICC to investigate Zwelithini, who last month reportedly compared foreigners to "lice" who should leave the country. The violence in South Africa is condemnable, according to Senator-elect Shehu Sani, who is with the All Progressives' Congress.

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  • OPINION: Zuma responds to Couto's open letter

    In fact Mozambique became my second home and it remains my home. You are in pain as your letter indicates, because of the deaths of Mozambicans and the general attacks on foreign nationals in parts of our country. South Africans are also in pain because of the tragic and senseless killings of all seven persons in the past weeks. The reports we have received indicate that the attacks last week in Durban were sparked off by the conduct of an employer who fired South African workers who had gone on strike and employed workers from outside the country.

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  • Numsa will fight the ANC in poll

    The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) yesterday gave a clear indication it would fight the ANC in next year’s local government elections. Numsa boss Irvin Jim said that in the 2016 municipal elections the union’s United Front would support individual working class leaders at strategic municipalities who are fighting against neo-liberal agendas.

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  • Where is Nigeria's Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau?

    Speculation over the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau are mounting following several months since his last appearance.

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  • Maimane’s no Zille, says Malema - Special Features | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF leader Julius Malema did not hold back on his thoughts about Mmusi Maimane during an interview. Durban - Asked if the DA’s parliamentary leader, Mmusi Maimane, would make a good leader of the party, Julius Malema said in an interview on Gagasi FM on Thursday night that it was for the DA to decide, but he had his reservations. “I think Mmusi can make a very good principal; he’s not a politician … We are over the moon as the EFF because we won’t have serious competition – from Helen to Mmusi? “It is the fastest-growing political party in the country,” he said, adding that this would be made easier by the pending departure of DA leader Helen Zille.

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  • "Everybody Loves Raymond" Child Star Sawyer Sweeten Dies At 19

    Sawyer Sweeten, who played twin Geoffrey Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, died Thursday at 19. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, she went on to say that her family was devastated and is asking for privacy. On Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005, Sawyer and his real-life twin brother, Sullivan, portrayed twins Geoffrey and Michael Barone.

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  • Child actor of 'Everybody loves Raymond' commits suicide

    Sawyer Sweeten, known for his role as one of twin sons in the US sitcom

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  • Sirleaf Suspends Liberian Officials Over Corruption

    Following an investigation by the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has supended the Managing Director and Comptroller of the National Port Authority for their alleged involvement in acts of corruption.

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  • Israel refuses Nzimande visa

    The SACP and the government yesterday reacted with fury after Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande was denied a visa by Israel to visit his Palestinian counterpart.

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  • Child asylum seeker ‘tried to kill self’ - World News | IOL News

    AFP Sri Lankan asylum seekers sent back by Australia cover their faces in the southern port district of Galle in 2014. Sydney - More than 100 Australian organisations including churches, human rights and community groups appealed to the government on Friday not to transfer asylum seekers to overseas detention centres. At the centre of the appeal is a five-year-old Iranian girl who was brought from the Nauru detention centre to Australia with her father, who was seeking medical treatment. The government plans to send her back to Nauru after the treatment is over.

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  • 10 foreign drug convicts face firing squad in Indonesia

    Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet, diplomats said on Friday. Among the convicted drug offenders set to face the firing squad are nationals from Australia, Brazil, France and Nigeria and the case has strained relations between the governments of those nations and Indonesia. Security was heightened on Friday at the prison island of Nusakambangan off the Javanese port of Cilacap, where the executions will take place.

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  • Nigeria: Indonesia Set to Execute Drug Convicts, Including 4 Nigerians

    A foreign embassy official on Friday in Jakarta, said on condition of anonymity that Indonesia has concluded arrangements to execute several foreign drug convicts on Saturday, including four Nigerians. The official said some diplomats of the countries of the affected convicts have been requested to travel to Nusakambangan, the prison island off Java where the inmates are to be executed. A government official also said on condition of anonymity that authorities have ordered preparations for the execution of 10 death-row inmates, including two Australians that have been the subject of a high-profile campaign for clemency. Tony Spontana, spokesman for the Attorney General's office, confirmed that a letter, issued on Thursday by a deputy attorney general, told prosecutors to "prepare for and carry out the executions.

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  • Winnie shattered by xenophobic attacks - The Star

    With tears welling in her eyes, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela listened intently as Zimbabwean Herbert Sibanda recounted how he had managed to cheat death at the hands of a xenophobic mob. As Madikizela-Mandela was focusing on Sibanda’s harrowing encounter, a voice rang out from the makeshift camp sheltering about 300 foreigners at the local police station. It was on a blustery morning; Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the height of South Africa’s most violent wave of xenophobic violence that left more than 60 people dead and hundreds injured. The fear in Sibanda’s voice and the wretchedness of the masses cramped in the camp moved Madikizela-Mandela to tears.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Gani Adams Visits South Africa

    National Coordinator of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, on Thursday, paid a solidarity visit to Nigerians living in South Africa in a move intended to assure them of protection over the spate of xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the country. Receiving Adams and his entourage, Nigeria's ambassador to South Africa, Uche Ajulu-Okeke, revealed that some Nigerians who were target of the attacks had had their businesses disrupted.

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  • Pacquiao’s speed gives him the edge - Boxing

    AP Manny Pacquiao s trainer Freddie Roach believes the Fillipino s superior hand speed gives him a decisive edge over Floyd Mayweather. Los Angeles - Superior hand speed will give Manny Pacquiao a decisive edge over American Floyd Mayweather in their heavily anticipated megafight in Las Vegas next week, says the Filipino southpaw's trainer Freddie Roach.

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  • WATCH: Passenger describes the Metro Bus crash

    At least 65 people were injured, 5 in critical condition, with 3 people still trapped in one of the buses which collided head-on in Jan Smuts Avenue this morning. The driver of the single decker bus is also still trapped, the City of Johannesburg said in an updated statement about the accident. The ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said emergency service personnel are working to try and rescue the man. The two metro buses collided while travelling at Jan Smuts drive this morning causing heavy traffic delays.

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  • Immigrants to Zuma: SA is our last hope

    Several representatives of immigrants on Friday requested President Jacob Zuma to intervene in efforts to regularise their stay and be integrated in the diverse South African community. Zuma spent five hours in a meeting with the leaders of the immigrants’ organisations at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria following rampant incidents of xenophobic violence in the country. Frank Ntwali of the Commission for Human Rights of Refugees said in his native Rwanda, democracy remains a mirage prompting millions to cross borders in search of security and safety. “We come to South Africa to complain but we cannot do it in our own countries.

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  • Africa: Researchers Pinpoint the World's Happiest Country - Report

    Switzerland has the world's happiest people, according to researchers in a study released on Thursday. In the World Happiness Report, Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada followed in the rankings that measured happiness and well-being levels in 158 countries. The study, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), found the most unhappy people lived in Togo, Burundi, Syria, Benin and Rwanda. "The aspiration of society is the flourishing of its members," said Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York, where the report was presented.

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