• New details revealed about the origin of Aids

    HIV-1, which causes Aids, is composed of four groups, each coming from a separate cross-species transmission of a simian version of the virus from apes to humans. Previous research identified chimpanzees in southern Cameroon as the source of HIV-1 group M, which has infected more than 40 million people worldwide and triggered the AIDS pandemic, as well as the geographically limited group N, identified in only about 20 people. The new research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed those groups originated in western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon.

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  • The rich get even richer

    Gates was once again named as the world's richest man, according to Forbes' Rich list - a position he has held 16 times. The ringing cash register may be deafening for us measly beings, but the same cannot be said for those whose net worth earned them a spot on Africa's 50 Richest list, also released by Forbes yesterday. South African luxury goods tycoon Johann Rupert increased his net worth from $6.6-billion to $7.3-billion in a year, retaining his top position as South Africa's richest person. Nicky Oppenheimer came in at third in Africa (and second in South Africa) after his net worth increased from $6.5-billion to $6.8-billion.

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  • Money never sleeps - City Press

    Money makes money without breaking a sweat. Moyagabo Maake does the maths on two tycoons’ fortunes to see how they grow.

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  • Australians moved for executions - World News | IOL News

    REUTERS Death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran, centre, of Australia is escorted by police while attending a review hearing in the District Court of Denpasar in 2010. Cilacap, Indonesia - Two convicted Australian drug smugglers were transferred on Wednesday from a Bali prison to an island for execution along with other foreigners, underlining Indonesia's determination to use the death penalty despite international criticism. The planned executions of Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, have ratcheted up diplomatic tensions between Australia and Indonesia following repeated pleas for mercy on their behalf.

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  • EFF rebel group submits ‘mountain of evidence’ against Malema

    A group of disgruntled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members have submitted what they say is a mountain of evidence showing intimidation and the gross mismanagement of the party's National People's Assembly and is now calling on the High Court to nullify the outcome. The members are led by suspended EFF Member of Parliament (MP) Andile Mngxitama who has accused EFF leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu of abusing party funds and suppressing internal democracy.

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  • Nigeria: Queen of Bleaching Disses Lupita Over 'Stolen' Dress

    Nigerian and Cameroonian singer and cosmetics seller, Dencia has hit out at Lupita Nyong'o over the theft of her Oscar red carpet "pearl dress". In her usual fashion, Dencia took to her Twitter page and posted, "Moral of the story, cut Ur coat according to Ur size. Lupita's stolen dress was returned after the thieves found out the pearls were fake. The Calvin Klein dress was said to be covered in more than 6,000 pearls and valued at more than $150,000.

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  • Parliamentary dress code tips - PHOTO

    Wed Mar 04 16:56:00 SAST 2015 The fifth Parliament has not yet been constituted but there is already quibbling over how Ministers in Parliament (MPs) should dress.ANC has been arguing that MPs should be given a dress code - to stop standards slipping

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  • Chad: Nigeria Stalls Onslaught Against Boko Haram - Chad

    Nigeria had refused to let Chadian troops continue with their campaign to recapture territories controlled by Boko Haram, Reuters reported yesterday. In a span of six weeks the Chadian troops had been able to recapture Malam Fatori and Damasak on the border with Niger Republic and Gamboru and Ngala on the Cameroonian border.

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  • Colombia detains China-flagged ship - World News | IOL News

    EPA A handout photo shows a container with box of weapons seized by Colombian authorities at Chinese cargo ship 'Da Dan Xia' in Cartagena. Bogota/ Shanghai - Colombian authorities detained a vessel operated by China's largest shipping group for illegally transporting thousands of cannon shells, around 100 tons of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives, the attorney general's office said. The Da Dan Xia, operated by Cosco Shipping Co Ltd , was headed for Cuba when it was stopped on Saturday in the northern port of Cartagena, on the Caribbean coast, after the materials were detected during an inspection.

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  • Oscar goes from caviar to chakalaka - 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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  • One in 3 municipalities dysfunctional - Gordhan

    One in three municipalities is dysfunctional, according to a study conducted nationwide, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan has said.

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  • Former allies sue Mugabe and Zanu-PF - Africa | IOL News

    AP In this file photo Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, right, arrives for the heads of state meeting of the annual AU summit, held at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Harare - Two former allies of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe whom he fired last year are suing the 91-year-old leader and his Zanu-PF party for unfair dismissal and for breaching the party's constitution, court papers seen by Reuters showed. Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, changed the party's constitution ahead of Zanu-PF's December congress to allow him to appoint his two deputies himself rather than having them elected by the party. Rugare Gumbo, once the Zanu-PF spokesman, and Didymus Mutasa, the party's former secretary general, say in their lawsuit, which also targets a former party chairman, that these changes were illegal.

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  • Bafana legend Moshoeu becomes latest victim of irresponsible Twitter hoax

    Brazen recklessness of death tweets were hugely convincing, writes Mninawa Ntloko

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  • Pay back the money Tshabalala: D

    Former SABC Chairperson Ellen Tshabalala must pay back the money which was paid to her “during her 22-month tenure”,the Democratic Alliance (DA) said in a statement on Thursday.

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  • The Bugatti Veyron bows out at Genev

    After 10 years of production and 450 multi-million-dollar examples, the hypercar that broke all records from top speed to price tag is bidding farewell at the Geneva Motor Show with the "La Finale". The farewell model, a Grand Sport Vitesse, takes its exterior design cues from the very first Veyron -- chassis #01 -- and the two cars were unveiled side by side at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday. Bugatti's engineers wanted to ensure that it could retain its crown as the world's fastest production car. Every Bugatti that leaves the factory does so with its prospective owner's input and La Finale is no exception.

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  • Chris Brown is reportedly dad to 9-month-old girl

    Chris Brown is alleged to have fathered a baby of a model named Nia.

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  • ‘No proof my son is 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. London - The father of “Jihadi John” said in an interview published on Wednesday that there was no proof that his son was the Islamic State executioner, adding there were a number of “false rumours” circulating. “There is nothing that proves what is being circulated in the media, especially through video clips and footage, that the accused is my son Mohammed, who is being referred to as the alleged executioner of Daesh (Islamic State),” Jassem Emwazi told the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas. The daily said it spoke to the father of Kuwait-born Mohammed Emwazi at a secret location in his first media interview following accusations that his son is the jihadist who killed several Western hostages.

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  • Wage increases: what a load of junk

    South Africa is on the brink of having at least one of its credit ratings being cut to junk status. One of the yardsticks rating agencies use to review South Africa’s investment potential is government’s wage bill. In this year’s budget, government’s wage bill will make up 40.6% of noninterest spending. This is scary stuff and largely a result of massive increases in recent years where unions have been able to strong-arm the state into a corner.

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  • Zuma to face fresh motion of no confidence

    President Jacob Zuma is set to face a fresh motion of no confidence in his leadership, this time from the Democratic Alliance (DA). DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane gave notice of the move soon after AgangSA withdrew its own motion of no confidence soon after kicking off the debate in the National Assembly on Tuesday. AgangSA Member of Parliament Andries Tlouamma, who wanted National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to recuse herself and a secret vote on the matter for Parliamentarians, was roundly criticised for playing games.

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  • Oprah Winfrey to close Harpo Studios in Chicag

    The media mogul wants all OWN operations to be carried out in the new headquarters at studio in West Hollywood, California. OWN recently relocated its headquarters into a new studio in West Hollywood, California, and Oprah revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she wants all the work currently done in Chicago to be carried out on the west coast. ... We were here when there was nothing but hoes and rats on the street, and now it's one of the hottest neighborhoods [in Chicago]," she told the magazine. OWN executives are having to regularly travel between Chicago and Los Angeles at the moment and Oprah feels it is best if the cable network's operations are conducted in one location.

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