• 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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  • Airport robber’s bid to stay in Joburg jail - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Christopher Mark Billings plotted the brazen R100 million robbery at OR Tambo International Airport. Johannesburg - The man who plotted the brazen R100 million robbery at OR Tambo International Airport has hauled the Correctional Services minister to court. Christopher Mark Billings is challenging his pending transfer to a prison facility in Limpopo.

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  • Alexandra hostel raided in weapons search - PHOTOS

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  • Most migrant workers in Zim are South African

    As the army monitors xenophobic hotspots in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, Zimbabwe’s National Statistics Agency has revealed that most of the migrant workers living in the country are South African. The figures, which have just been released, show that South Africans constitute 45 percent of Zimbabwe’s migrant work force. At the moment the focus has been on Zimbabweans working in South Africa.

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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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  • Mandla Mandela commends Zulu king’s stance on xenophobia

    Nelson Mandela’s controversial grandson‚ the Mvezo chief Mandla Mandela‚ has commended King Goodwill Zwelithini and President Jacob Zuma for attempting reverse the xenophobic sentiment sparking violence in South Africa. Conjwa found his behaviour was in direct contrast to his grandfather’s legacy.

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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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  • Zimbabwe: Cassper Nyovest Show Not Free

    South African, rapper Cassper Nyovest's show that is scheduled for Bulawayo this Saturday has caused confusion among fans after information that the musician would perform for free. The show promoters yesterday said it is not for free to fans but the musician would donate his proceedings to xenophobia victims. The show which is taking place at Hartsfield Sport Club in Bulawayo will see local musician such as Winky D, Soul Jah Love, Djembe Monks and Cal_Vin taking part. Speaking to The Herald Entertainment, show organiser Rawlings Tatenda Zenasi said the show was never free but the musician will donate his proceedings to xenophobia victims.

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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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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Reprisal Attacks Will Plunge Nigeria's Economy, Says MTN

    MTN Nigeria has cautioned against reprisal attacks on multinationals that have links with South Africa owing to the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, saying any such occurrence would result in monumental loss and setback for the Nigerian economy. Xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa by some group of South Africans has led to loss of lives and property of Nigerians living in South Africa. Corporate Services Executive, MTN Nigeria, Mr. Wale Goodluck, who joined other Nigerians in condemning the heinous act, stated the need to douse emotions in Nigeria in other to avoid reprisal attacks on some targeted investments like MTN, Shoprite, MultiChoice in Nigeria, which he said, would have far reaching negatively impact on the Nigerian economy, owing to the companies' huge contribution to the economy of Nigeria.

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  • Nigeria: African First Ladies Summit - Dame Patience Rigs Out Aisha Buhari

    Notwithstanding the official preparation of the federal government to commence the handover ceremonies from the Goodluck Jonathan administration to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, the first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, plans to host wives of African leaders to a jamboree on May 15 before she leaves office. It was her grand design to deny the wife of the President-elect Hajiya Aisha Buhari the hosting rights of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) in July aimed at electing a new President of the non-governmental organisation. To Dame Jonathan, the summit of the AFLPM to elect its new president is a mission she must superintend before she leaves office. Nigeria is the major financier of the AFLPM and is currently building an N8billion permanent secretariat for the continental non-government organisation.

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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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  • Police: Jayde Panayiotou’s murder is a top priority

    Eastern Cape police on Wednesday said the investigation into the abduction and murder of Port Elizabeth teacher Jayde Panayiotou, is a top priority. Just hours after the 28-year-old teacher’s body was discovered, a photo of who police are calling a 'person of interest', surfaced on social media. Police have confirmed the man is wanted for questioning, but denies the man is a suspect in the murder investigation.

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  • Nigeria: Troops Kill Senior Boko Haram Commander - - Defence Headquarters

    The Nigerian military said it killed a top terrorist commander, Abu Mojahid, on Tuesday. The Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, in a statement said Mr. Mohajid was among the terrorists that died in an encounter with Nigerian troops in the outskirt of Algarno forest on Tuesday morning. "A number of the terrorists died as the troops repelled the attack. "Improvised explosive devices planted by the terrorists to deter the comprehensive offensive by the advancing troops are also being carefully cleared as troops continue to pursue fleeing ones," he said.

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  • Brains and facts in short supply

    It is also about xenophobia, but mostly it has to do with good information and how it seems to be in erratic supply in South Africa. Apparently 97% of the births in Pretoria are done via Caesarean section between Monday and Friday, not because women need surgery to have babies, but because it suits the schedules of obstetricians and swells medical- aid coffers. At the xenophobia imbizo hosted by King Goodwill Zwelithini an enterprising local held up a hastily crafted sign.

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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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  • '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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  • Nigeria: Ex-Zambian President Threatens Legal Action Against Nigerian Civil Society Group

    A former Zambian President has threatened legal action against the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, a Nigerian anti-corruption group, over an article published in the country's newspaper. Rupiah Banda said that The Post, a Zambian newspaper, ran an article on April 16 titled 'Nigerians to follow their oil money in Zambia' which was critical of his government. The newspaper quoted Olanrewaju Suraju, CSNAC's Chairman, as saying that Nigerians are ready to mount pressure on President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to demand repayment of money realized from an oil concession deal with the Zambian government. "We have since received instructions to commence contempt proceedings against you should you not retract within 48 hours, failing which process will follow for your arrest and trial for contempt of court," Mr. Banda said in a letter to the CSNAC Chairman through his lawyers, Makebi Zulu Advocates.

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  • Nigeria invades Boko Haram ‘stronghold’ - Africa | IOL News

    Nigerian forces backed by warplanes invaded Islamist group Boko Haram's last known stronghold, the Sambisa forest, on Wednesday, in an effort to finally defeat their six-year-old insurgency, two military sources said. Armies from Nigeria and neighbours Chad, Niger and Cameroon have in the past two months launched a concerted push to try to crush the insurgents, who have killed thousands and kidnapped hundreds in their battle to establish an Islamic state. The Sambisa forest in north-east Nigeria, a vast former colonial game reserve, is about 100km from the village of Chibok from where Boko Haram abducted more than 200 secondary school girls a year ago.

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  • Nigeria: South Africans Attack Nigerians

    Shops and restaurants were looted, and in most cases, these went on with law enforcement agents seeming to derive some pleasure from watching. Many trace the violence to a statement credited to the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, who called on foreigners, who he blamed for the high crime rates and unemployment among South Africans, to leave. Nigerians were a sizeable proportion of the attacked foreigners. The repatriation of 124 Nigerians in March 2012 over alleged forged immunisation cards is one.

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