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  • Nigeria: 10-Year-Old Nigerian in UK Varsity

    Ten year old Esther Okade, one of UK's youngest students from Nigeria, has been accepted to start her maths degree at the Open University. Esther, who enrolled three weeks ago, is already top of her class, scoring 100 per cent in a recent test. Esther's mother, Efe, said the process of applying to the university was 'an interesting one because of her age. From the age of seven Esther has wanted to go to university.

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  • AT HOME AND ABROAD: Floundering ANC needs to discover its own De Klerk

    A DISTURBING number of people have asked me these past few days whether I think we are heading for a dictatorship. First, because I don’t believe the shambolic Jacob Zuma administration has the discipline and capability of achieving such a goal. The ANC has stumbled into this mess because Zuma dragged it into the quicksand of corruption at the beginning of his tenure.

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  • A shot at ANC deputy president for unhappy Dlamini-Zuma? - City Press

    For months now rumours have circulated about why the African Union Commission chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, may not seek a second term. Now the South African spy cables, released by Al Jazeera this week, may help explain why. The cables allege that Dlamini-Zuma faced an assassination threat in October 2012 soon after she took office at the Commission’s high-rise headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After learning of it, a crack team comprised of SA Secret Service boss Simon Ntombela and a General Dladla of the SA Police Service jetted out of South Africa to Ethiopia where they held high-level meetings with local security to discuss the threats.

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  • Nigeria: Please Don't Catch Shekau Alive!

    Within the space of 45 minutes, I was able to count thirteen Nigerian Air Force Hercules transporters. It was obvious to me that, at last, the Federal Government under President Goodluck Jonathan, had woken up to the need to act decisively. Boko Haram was allowed to metamorphose from a band of rag-tag Islamist outlaws to a fierce multinational military force that abducted 219 girls from their boarding school and established a separatist enclave that consisted of no fewer than sixteen local government areas in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. Some Northern leaders seemed overjoyed at the bloody "exploits" of Boko Haram though their own homeland and kinsmen were being decimated.

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  • Nigeria: You Are Not Doing Me Any Favour, Keshi Tells NFF

    Out of contract Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has aked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to hold on to its job, saying he will survive without coaching the Super Eagles. "The NFF thinks without Nigerian football there is no other place to coach.

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  • Shoes is 'improving', Tovey also ill

    Rumours that flew on social media yesterday claiming that former Bafana Bafana star John "Shoes" Moshoeu had died, were unfounded. Moshoeu is reportedly in a serious condition at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital in Parktown. Hospital public relations manager Lungiswa Mvumvu said she could not confirm Moshoeu's condition.

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  • South African Islamic centres shocked by spy cables

    The principal of the country's oldest Islamic school was shocked to learn that the KwaZulu-Natal institution was mentioned in the Spy Cables. Ismail Akoo's voice shook when he said he had "no idea" how to deal with information that Darul Uloom Newcastle featured in a 2010 document titled Operational target analysis. The document states that in KwaZulu-Natal, a person, whose name has been blocked out, was running a special training camp for Muslim students. It goes on to state that the person stemmed from the school but was born in Cape Town.

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  • Will Smith tastes like 'a candy cane'

    Margot Robbie says Will Smith tastes like ''a candy cane.'' The 'Focus' actress admits she had no trouble kissing her 46-year-old co-star, who is married to Jada Pinkett-Smith, on the set of their new film. It's like he's just eaten a candy cane.'' The Australian beauty recently insisted she would never date another actor, but joked she has no problem with criminals. The 'Wolf of Wall Street' star has been linked to former 'True Blood' actor Alexander Skarsgard and was reportedly spotted kissing him at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah last month. Meanwhile, Will admits Jada, 43, was worried he would embarrass her in front of the 24-year-old actress.

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  • Former Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro handed 10-month jail sentence

    Italy World Cup-winning captain, Fabio Cannavaro, has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for breaching orders to keep out of his property after it was seized by authorities.

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  • Malema is ANC's role model

    Judging by the extent to which the ANC has been rattled by the emergence of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), one gets the feeling the ruling party has absolutely no clue how to deal with the apparent threat Juju and his bunch of self-styled revolutionaries pose to it’s support. ANC leaders mockingly refer to the EFF as a 6% party, in reference to the EFF’s performance in last year’s elections. During the debate on President Jacob Zuma’s chaotic State of the Nation address (Sona), the ANC’s chronic lack of creativity was laid bare when one of its MPs, Nocawe Mafu, said the “Western Cape is a broken province led by a broken premier, Helen Zille”.

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  • Zahara wanted urgentl

    This follows Sunday World's exposé last week detailing how her family was disgusted with the way she has been treated by her record company TS Records. Ladysmith Black Mambazo approached Sunday World for Zahara's management company's contact details and offered her the job on the Graceland Tour of Europe, which will be in July. Internationally acclaimed Joseph Shabalala's Ladysmith Black Mambazo was the leading act. The late Makeba (pictured), popularly known as Mama Africa, played a starring role in the seminal tour.

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  • Nigeria: Airforce Attacks Terrorists Hideouts

    The Nigerian military in well-coordinated operations, which involved the Airforce and Ground troops, have maintained the momentum over Boko Haram terrorists which they attain in the last few weeks.

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  • Zuma denies meeting EFF in Maputo - Special Features | IOL News

    President Jacob Zuma has for the first time officially denied meeting members of the EFF in Mozambique to negotiate their return to the ANC as has been alleged in recent weeks. In a written reply to a parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance on Thursday, Zuma denied attending a meeting at the Southern Sun Hotel in Maputo on 18 January this year, which was allegedly attended by EFF leaders.

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  • Generations, Muvhango snubbed as Isibaya, Binnelanders lead SAFTA nominations

    Cast and crew of the Mzansi Magic telenovela turned full time soapie may have their arms full with Safta gongs come 20 and 22 March. The drama received a slew of nominations including best TV soapie and nods for best actor for Bongani Gumede, best supporting actor nominations for Celeste Ntuli and Pallance Dladla. Since it's inception about three years ago, Isibaya has proven itself a force to be reckoned with despite losing key characters in the form of Sdumo Mtshali, Nomzamo Mbatha and Pallance Dladla.

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  • MI6 asked SA security to block technology export - Daily News | News

    The British MI6 secret service asked South Africa’s State Security Agency in 2009 to block the export of sensitive technology from a South African company to Iran where it said that it could be used to make missiles, that could carry nuclear warheads. It also asked South Africa to stop a dual Iranian/South African citizen and another individual working in this company from travelling to Iran to work on equipment that had already been exported from the South African company Electrical Resistance Furnaces SA (Erfco) This is revealed in one of the secret cables leaked to the network Al Jazeera and published on its website.

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  • White widow’s SA plot revealed - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA British citizen Samantha Lewthwaite, who lived in South Africa under a false identity, is linked to planned suicide bombings in South Africa. Johannesburg - South Africa’s State Security Agency (SSA) and foreign intelligence services foiled planned suicide bomb attacks by al-Qaeda in South Africa between 2007 and 2010, including one against a Jewish centre in Cape Town, according to secret SSA reports.

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  • 17 Reasons You Should Never Read "Harry Potter"

    Seriously, don't even bother.

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  • Zille vows to fight Telkom’s broadband contract

    AS THE government confirmed on Tuesday that JSE-listed telecommunications utility Telkom had been designated as the lead agency for a countrywide broadband rollout, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille said she would fight the deal in courts. At an economic cluster of ministries media briefing, Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele said on Tuesday that Telkom had been designated because it already had the largest telecommunications network in the country. In an interview on the sidelines of a media event organised by the Western Cape provincial government, Ms Zille said Telkom had effectively been awarded the contract illegally.

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  • Shoes Moshoeu 'death' rumours are totally wrong

    South African football legend John “Shoes” Moshoeu remains critically ill in a Johannesburg hospital, though rumours of his death yesterday proved to be false. The former Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder is at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital receiving treatment, after being admitted three to four weeks ago. Twitter was rife at one stage yesterday with speculation Moshoeu had died, but it was later confirmed this was not true. “Shoes is still in hospital, receiving treatment,” hospital spokesperson Lungiswa Mvumvu told Eyewitness News.

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