South African’s ANC suffers worst election since taking power

The African National Congress lost its grip on local government in Tshwane, home of the South African capital Pretoria, as results on Saturday gave the opposition Democratic Alliance a second big win in the ANC’s worst election since the end of apartheid. The results of Wednesday’s voting have reshaped the political landscape in South Africa, where the ANC has ruled virtually unopposed since it ended white-minority rule in 1994, led by Nelson Mandela. Unemployment, economic stagnation and scandals around…

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UK to stop funding Malawian charity amid ‘cult’ links

The UK government is to stop giving money to a charity in Malawi following a BBC investigation which found it was under the control of a cult-like group. Dapp, which runs education and health projects in the African country, has received millions of pounds in the last decade from the UK, EU and Unicef. It is connected to the Teachers Group, whose leaders are wanted by Interpol over fraud allegations. British officials have suspended funding and launched an investigation….

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Truck driver attacks crowd in Nice, killing dozens

A truck drove into a crowd at Bastille Day ceremonies late Thursday in Nice, France, killing dozens of people, Regional President Christian Estrosi tweeted. French President Francois Hollande has called it an act of terror. Here’s what we know: • The attack happened on Bastille Day, a major holiday in France. Victims had been watching fireworks on the beach and were walking down a promenade, either back home or to their cars. • One witness said the truck driver…

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Is Baton Rouge protest photo really iconic?

Attack dogs unleashed in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963; the Tiananmen Square tank standoff in 1989; an Egyptian protester in a blue bra being beaten in Cairo in 2011 — all iconic images now associated with historical moments in time. But what makes an image iconic? The true iconic image is rare and unlike any other. It is the sum total of many elements, vetted against cultural, professional and historic standards. It carries the weight of an entire story, even…

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Madonna heals family rift as all four of her children join her on emotional Malawi trip

he has faced one of the most turbulent periods in her personal life in recent months as she and ex-husband Guy Ritchie battled through the international court system for custody of their teen son Rocco. But Madonna has made a huge step in healing her family’s rift as she united all four of her children for an emotional visit to Malawi, where both her adopted children David and Mercy were born. The pop superstar and her family visited the…

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Mpumalanga women married to the same man cause stir after fighting over se_x roaster

TWO Mpumalanga women who are married to one man dragged each other to court over a misunderstanding pertaining to their se_x duty roaster. Elizabeth Molete told the court that she is battling to have her time in bed with Mangisi Molete. She said each time she positions herself in bed, the other wife – Slyvia removes her, forcing her to sleep on the floor. Elizabeth, who is the first wife, has been married to Mangisi for a cool 20…

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Woman wins loudest fa_rt competition

COMEDIAN, musician and fashion designer Thabo Mahlare held another fa_rting competition over the weekend. On Saturday nyaope smokers gathered at Mahube Complex in Mamelodi, Tshwane, to fa_rt into a microphone. Much to the disgust of some shoppers, but delighting others, the only woman contender, Portia Mahlangu (31) walked away with the first prize of R200. Thabo, also known as Behind Bars, told Daily Sun he was trying to keep nyaope smokers busy so they could do something other than…

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70 year old woman claims to be Mandela’s daughter

Lydia Mahakoe, the third woman to claim that Nelson Mandela fathered her, says Graça Machel frustrated her efforts to meet the former president. The latest alleged love child of late former president Nelson Mandela’s says she will not have closure until she has visited the final Qunu resting place of the man she claims is her father. The 70-year-old Lydia Mahakoe is the third woman to claim to be a Mandela love child. She says Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel,…

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Steven Keshi the Boss no more

Nigeria has woken up in shock this morning as people have been informed that Stephen Okechukwu Keshi aka the big Boss died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday, . The former international football player who lost his wife of 33 years, Kate, last year after a prolonged battle with cancer is suspected to have had a heart attack in Benin Edo State.. According to family members and a close friend the coach never showed any signs of illness….

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Stranded Malawians are finally heading home

Transport company Intercape has stepped in to assist a group of Malawian nationals who had been stuck in a broken bus for nearly a month. The group left Randburg in early May, and they say after hiring a vehicle for R52,000 they spent a further R30,000 in a futile effort to repair the bus. One passenger gave birth to twins on the side of the road this week, but one of the baby boys passed away last night. It’s been a nightmare…

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