• US vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group. Washington - President Barack Obama's administration has pledged to kill or capture the masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John,” who is pictured in videos beheading several hostages including Americans. Attorney General Eric Holder said on CNN the United States “wouldn't put anything off the table,” including sending military troops, to “hunt” the man.

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  • Zuma, a burden to ANC and society - South Africans must demand the best in office

    The question was not answered, for the column sought mainly to illustrate that South Africa is in the throes of serious political problems. The pandemonium that broke out at the State of the Nation Address (Sona) brings back Popper's question like a ghost that will not stop haunting the living until they meet all its demands. Here it is: a morally and intellectually compromised leader of a political party is a burden not only to his party, but to society as a whole. Eugene Terre'Blanche was a leader of the AWB, but he was a burden for the rest of South Africa.

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  • Zimbabwe child minder jailed for 22 year

    Violet Moyo, 22, killed infant Ethan Phiri in a "cruel and brutal manner", Bulawayo High Court Judge Lawrence Kamocha ruled. "Time has come for such people to be dealt with in a harsh and adequate manner," he was quoted as saying.

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  • IEC commissioner resign

    IEC commissioner Raenette Taljaard has resigned, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

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  • EFF to begin massive land occupation campaign

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it will begin a massive land occupation campaign in the City of Tshwane next week and will hold meetings with communities on how this will transpire over the next two days.

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  • Nigeria coach laments ‘slave contract’ - Soccer

    Coach Stephen Keshi has said a new deal offered him by Nigeria amounted to a “slave contract”. A debate has raged whether 52-year-old Keshi should be given a new contract after he failed to qualify the Super Eagles for the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

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  • Not the freshest prince around - IOL Tonight

    Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Will Smith arrives at the world premiere of "Focus" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. Will Smith thinks Denzel Washington is a "sexy man". The 'Focus' actor - who has children Trey, 22, from a previous relationship, and Jaden, 16, and Willow, 14, with wife Jada Pinkett Smith - finds it "weird" that people think he is sexy and insists there are other actors who are much more hunky. "When I think sexy, I look at Denzel [Washington]...Now that's a sexy man!

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  • China denies Pelindaba break-in claim - South Africa | IOL News

    China has strongly denied that it was responsible for a violent break-in and theft at South Africa’s Pelindaba Nuclear Research Centre near Pretoria in 2007. According to one of the many top secret State Security Agency (SSA) reports leaked to the media network Al Jazeera, China’s aim was to steal technology to gain advantage in a new kind of nuclear power generation.

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  • Mexico captures most wanted drug lord - World News | IOL News

    EPA A file picture released by Secretary Office of Public Security (SSP) of Mexico on 06 August 2009 and made available on 27 February 2015 of Servando Gomez Martinez, aka 'La Tuta', leader of criminal organization of Los Caballeros Templarios (The Templar Knights). Mexico City - Mexico has captured the most wanted drug lord in the country, Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, police said on Friday, delivering a boost to a government battered by gang violence.

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  • Outspoken Putin critic shot dead - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS A photo and flowers are placed at the site where Boris Nemtsov was shot dead, near the Kremlin in central Moscow. Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government. The death of Nemtsov, a 55-year-old former deputy prime minister, ignited a fury among opposition figures who assailed the Kremlin for creating an atmosphere of intolerance of any dissent and called the killing an assassination.

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  • EFF to tackle Nkandla, NPA in Zuma question session - City Press

    The Economic Freedom Fighters will ask President Jacob Zuma about the impact of his own legal woes on the criminal justice system when he appears in the National Assembly next month, according to an order paper released yesterday. It will return to the Nkandla controversy, but in a question to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. In a two-part question scheduled for March 11, EFF leader Julius Malema will ask Zuma to respond to perceptions that institutions are being destabilised to shield him from prosecution for corruption. “In light of the challenges experienced by the criminal justice institutions under his leadership, the uncertainty surrounding the future of the head of the National Prosecuting Authority, the fact that the Special Investigating Unit is without a head, and the future of the Hawks’ leader which is now under threat, what is he doing to ensure that there is stability in these units?” reads the question, according to the order paper.

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  • Italy defeat Scotland in Six Nations

    Italy defeated Scotland 22-19 in a Six Nations match at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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  • Zimbabwe: Baba Jukwa Suspects in Another Freedom Bid

    The Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi and his brother Phillip yesterday made a fourth bid for freedom arguing that the State was infringing on their constitutional right to be tried within a reasonable time. Edmund and Philip, who are accused of being the main characters behind the shadowy Facebook blog Baba Jukwa, are facing charges of attempting to subvert a constitutionally-elected Government and undermining the authority of the President. The brothers, through their lawyer Mr Admire Rubaya, accused the State of always postponing the matter under the guise of conducting extra territorial investigations. Prosecutor Miss Sharon Mashavira sought a further postponement of the matter to March 30 on the basis that there were some extra territorial investigations that were yet to be conducted.

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  • United lacking prolific striker - Premier League

    REUTERS Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says his expensively assembled squad has not challenged for the Premier League title this season because they do not have a prolific striker. London - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says his expensively assembled squad has not challenged for the Premier League title this season because they do not have a prolific striker like their rivals. Despite spending more than 150 million pounds ($231.48 million) in the close season, including a six-million pound season-long loan deal for Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, United have looked uncharacteristically subdued when going forward during the campaign. Van Gaal has come under scrutiny for implementing a number of different formations and playing forward Wayne Rooney in central midfield as United have struggled to keep pace in the title race, with his team in fourth.

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  • Court gives go-ahead for EFF KZN assembly - 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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  • Zimbabwe: Gukurahundi - Mphoko Must Apologise, Says Lobby Group

    PRESSURE continues to pile on embattled Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko over his "insensitive" comments regarding one of the darkest periods in post-independent Zimbabwe. Mphoko has come under a barrage of attacks after the state media published an interview in which he tried to absolve President Robert Mugabe of any wrongdoing in the 1980s Gukurahundi genocide that is said to have claimed the lives of more than 20,000 people in the first decade of independence. In a statement this week, post-conflict lobby group, Heal Zimbabwe Trust, demanded that Mphoko issues a public apology for claiming that a conflict Mugabe described as a "moment of madness" was in fact a Western conspiracy. "Heal Zimbabwe is greatly concerned with the recent insensitive public remarks made by vice president Mphoko on Gukurahundi," said the lobby group.

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  • Longwe Twala struggles to forget Senz

    Fri Feb 27 17:02:23 CAT 2015 “I still think of about Senzo every morning, when I wake up. It’s not easy for me but I am fine. I have even dreamt about him,” he told Sowetan.Twala witnessed how Senzo was brutally killed in the home of his girlfriend

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  • Greenpeace takes energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to court

    The fact that the South African government was pushing ahead with controversial plans for new nuclear investment meant the country's liability regime needed to be scrutinised carefully, the environmental organisation's executive director in Africa, Michael O'Brien Onyeka, said in a statement. According to the National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999, the energy minister was responsible for determining the appropriate levels of financial security to be provided by the holders of nuclear licences in the country, O'Brien Onyeka said.

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  • Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF 'Bedroom Coup' Takes Hold

    WITH the way events are panning out in the fractious Zanu PF party, it is becoming increasingly clear President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace is now not only in charge of the party as her husband grows older, but has also become arbitrary in her decision-making, recent events have shown. Since her return less about a fortnight ago from the Far East where she was on holiday and had an appendix surgery, three top Zanu PF officials have been kicked out of the party and government. More anxiously are await their fate as the party continues to purge former vice-president Joice Mujuru's allies in a vindictive process spearheaded by Grace. Former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa and Hurungwe West MP Temba Mliswa were expelled from the party three days after her return, while Masvingo provincial affairs minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti was booted out of office a day after the expulsions.

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