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Bob says AU is failing because of whites

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says South Africa is failing to lead the economic development of countries in the African Union (AU) because its economy is in the hands of the white minority.

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White House says beheading video authentic

The White House confirmed on Wednesday that a video showing the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants was authentic.

“The US Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing US … Read the rest

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New ebola cases unrelated to West African strain

The World Health Organization has just confirmed that the newly-identified cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo is genetically unrelated to the strain currently circulating in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.

A WHO collaborating … Read the rest

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Memo to Merkel from US intel veterans

MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)
SUBJECT: Ukraine and NATO

We the undersigned are longtime veterans of U.S. intelligence. We take the unusual step of writing this open letter to you to … Read the rest

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‘Black is all that matters’

While the migration of black Africans is not new, the number of sub-Saharan immigrants has grown swiftly, an influx that is shifting the demographic landscape across the country, including in New York City.

Between 2000 and 2010, the number of … Read the rest

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Greening a drought

The spray-paint nozzle was aimed carefully at the edge as the painter stood back a few inches from the flat metal shovel meant to protect other surfaces. After laying down a couple of thin coats, he stepped back to admire … Read the rest

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Lesotho wants SADC peacekeapers

Lesotho’s prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said on Monday.

Thomas Thabane fled to South Africa, whose territory surrounds Lesotho, … Read the rest

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Black burglar rapes Matie student

The rape of a 22-year-old Matie in a student house has been described by the acting vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University as a despicable act, saying “the offender must be punished to the full extent of the law”.

Professor Leopold van … Read the rest

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Zulu band unfazed by ‘racism’

Hip-hop group AmaCde yesterday said a complaint against one of its songs will give “African employees who experience abuse, mistreatment and exploitation at the hands of Indian employers a chance to make submissions” to the SA Human Rights Commission.

“We … Read the rest