• South Africa: Xenophobia - 'Whatever You Do, We're Going to Finish Them!'

    Last Thursday VUYO XEGWANA, 24, a postgrad law student at Wits University, witnessed a xenophobic attack outside her apartment in Maboneng. Muhammed Ismail Bulbulia spoke to her about the experience.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Alexandra hostel raided in weapons search - PHOTOS

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Sierra Leone: Blacks Killing Blacks in South Africa

    For the past few days the international media has been dominated with news of black South Africans killing black Africans on the flimsy excuse that they are jobless as a result of the presence of African economic migrants. Are South Africans jobless because of the presence of foreign black migrants? In my opinion, there is a huge governance issue in South Africa where the government has failed to provide the enabling environment for South African youths to gain employment. Also, I am of the conviction that those South Africans that are involved in xenophobic attacks may not be unemployable.

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  • Beauty in the face of hatred - Weekend Argus

    NIGERIAN-born beauty Aminat Ayinde, who has strutted on catwalks and featured on magazine covers around the world, has told of how she encountered xenophobia in Cape Town. Ayinde was physically attacked in Sea Point last year by a man who thought she was Congolese, and told her to go back to her own country. Ayinde, who appeared on TV’s America’s Next Top Model five years ago, now lives in Cape Town. My concern is Africa, to give back to us, our land and our people,” said Ayinde.

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  • Criticism of Zulu king mostly unjustified

    THE alleged role of King Goodwill Zwelithini in sparking the wave of xenophobic violence has exposed the Zulu monarch to widespread and mostly unfair criticism. For his first 20 years on the throne, he was the puppet of his uncle, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who sought to mobilise amaZulu by appealing to their culture and language. Zwelithini was in this way a partly unwitting participant in the retribalisation project of the late apartheid state.

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  • Robert Marawa is an 'absent' father, says mother of his child

    In an open letter posted on her Facebook page, Marawa’s former girlfriend and mother of his son Awande, Zoe Mthiyane, lifts the lid on how she had to “suffer alone” with her son and how she relied on friends for accommodation. The Australia-based actress and model said she had battled without success to get Marawa to be involved in their child’s life. "Over the years I have suffered alone in South Africa prior to my taking a job in Australia, even relying on friends to accommodate our son and I. My support structure in Australia have seen me manoeuvre a foreign country, with a baby without your participation, financial support or enquiry on how he was doing.

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  • Malawian victims of xenophobic violence: Back home, sad and frightened | Daily Maverick

    The first group of 390 Malawians repatriated after the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa arrived in Malawi on Monday 20th April. According the Malawian Government, another 3200 Malawians are waiting in South Africa to do the same. Two Malawians are confirmed to have been killed in the attacks on foreigners that broke out in townships of Durban and Johannesburg. UNICEF met some of the young people that had made the unplanned journey.

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  • Rodgers needs a good transfer window - Premier League

    AP Brendan Rodgers has spent around �215m on transfers in his three years at Anfield. In the room where he has shared 1 000 ambitions, just as many strategies and no few dreams these past three years, Brendan Rodgers sat down once again yesterday to say that Liverpool would rise and that he would be at their helm when it happened. The central plank of his defence of Sunday's desperate, confused, desultory FA Cup semi-final defeat by Aston Villa - “Give me the tools” - was standard managerial issue, the inference being that it is not his fault that he has become the first Liverpool manager since the 1950s not to win a trophy in his first three seasons. The manager's latest bout of uncertainty about when he might next be able to call upon Daniel Sturridge - “we're unsure at the moment”, he said, for the umpteenth time, yesterday - crystallised what a cavernous hole he has had in the goal-scoring department since Luis Suarez left last summer.

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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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  • Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

    The leaders of France and Russia on Friday joined ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, a hugely emotional event that remains a diplomatic minefield. During a commemoration at a hilltop memorial in the Armenian capital Yerevan, French President Francois Hollande urged modern day Turkey to end its refusal to recognise the massacre as genocide, saying he bowed in memory of the victims. “Important words have already been said in Turkey, but others are still expected, so that shared grief can become shared destiny,” Hollande told an audience that also included the leaders of Cyprus and Serbia and delegates from some 60 countries.

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  • Blue Ivy pushed Tina Knowles to re-marry | The New Age Online

    "In September we went on a boat with Beyonce and Jay-Z and when we came out one night dressed to go to dinner, Blue said, 'Oh, you all look beautiful. Richard said, 'Oh, Blue, soon. Tina and Richard tied the knot on Sunday, April 12 on a super yacht cruising around Newport Beach, California.

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  • Cosby faces more allegations - World News | IOL News

    Three more women on Thursday accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing them decades ago, as the veteran comedian gets ready for the final show in his US comedy tour. Janice Baker Kinney, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns said at a press conference hosted by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred that Cosby, 77, drugged and sexually assaulted them in separate incidents between 1970 and 1982. Kinney said she met Cosby with a friend in May 1982, when she was 24, while working at Harrah's in Reno, Nevada.

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  • 'No disrespect to Muhammad Ali, but...I'm the best ever', says Mayweather

    Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather this week defended his claim that he is a superior fighter to Muhammad Ali, saying the man regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxer in history “did it in one division” only.

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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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  • Winnie: ANC is tearing itself apart - Politics | IOL News

    THE STAR Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, seen at her home in Orlando West, Soweto, says the ANC should seriously consider changing to a constituency-based electoral system. Johannesburg - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has appealed to the ANC to “seriously consider” amending the constitution to change the electoral system from proportional representation to a constituency-based system. “Our problem, of course, will always be this proportional representation,” Madikizela-Mandela said this week in an interview.

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  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia Chokes Bus Operators

    BUS operators plying the Harare-Johannesburg route yesterday said business has nosedived following the xenophobic attacks that have gripped South Africa. Eagle Liner's regional information technology sales specialist, Mr Noble Toto, said daily revenue had dwindled significantly since April 18. Mr Toto said their buses would sometimes leave for Johannesburg with between 23 and 30 passengers out of a possible 67. Yesterday one of the Eagle Liner coaches left Harare with only 17 passengers.

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  • A Baby Boy Who Lived For Only Two Hours Was UK's Youngest Organ Donor

    Teddy Houlston's kidneys were used to save an adult's life.

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  • James May not returning to Top Gear - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

    James May is set to leave Top Gear. London - Captain Slow has now practically confirmed that he will not be going back to Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson. Speaking to MediaGuardian, James May said that if Richard Hammond and himself were to pair up with a “surrogate Jeremy” it would simply be “lame”. You can't just put a surrogate Jeremy in and expect it to carry on.

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