Grant millions blown on VIPs

The South African Social Security Agency blew more than R10-million meant for the poor on bodyguards from a little-known security company to protect social development spokeswoman Lumka Oliphant and senior officials.

Zuma's legacy will be judged by Nkandla: Makgoba

The legacy of President Jacob Zuma is contingent on how he deals with the issue of upgrades to his Nkandla homestead, Cape Town Archbishop Thabo Makgoba said at a march outside Parliament on Saturday.

Vote for us, we'll give you police: Zille

A total of 250,000 police on the streets is one of the election promises Democratic Alliance Leader Helen Zille made during an anti-drugs and gangsterism march in Manenberg, Cape Town, on Saturday.

Four year LLB degree should be scrapped: Ngoepe

Retired Transvaal Judge Bernard Ngoepe has called on South African universities to scrap the four-year LLB degree.

DA ad scores nearly half a million views on Youtube

The Democratic Alliance's "Ayisafani" [It's not the same] election TV advert -- originally pulled off the air by the SABC -- had garnered nearly half a million views on Youtube by Saturday.

Mugabe slams Europe's 'homosexual nonsense'

Zimbabwe's strong man ruler Robert Mugabe lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense" and condemned the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power in his latest marathon tirade on Friday.

Strife-weary CAR nostalgic for bloody 'emperor'

In the nightmare of the strife-torn Central African Republic, many citizens have begun to long for the "good old days" of Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the emperor who became infamous for his brutality yet worked economic wonders in their eyes.

Pray for peaceful polls: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma on Friday asked members of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to pray for peaceful elections on May 7.

Mbete hiding Nkandla behind cultural practices: Mazibuko

ANC national chairwoman Baleka Mbete is protecting President Jacob Zuma by using culture to defend corruption behind the security upgrades in Nkandla, DA MP Lindiwe Mazibuko said.

Most abducted schoolgirls still missing: Nigeria

Nigeria's northeast Borno state said on Thursday only 20 of up to 129 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels were back with their parents, and the military retracted an earlier statement in which it said it had freed most of them.

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West Africa's Ebola outbreak prompts changes in Ivory coast cuisine

West Africa's first outbreak of Ebola fever is bad news for gourmets in Ivory Coast, but brings respite from the hunter to species sought out for tasty meat but feared to carry the disease.

Orthodox Christians celebrate Holy Fire in Jerusalem

Thousands of Orthodox Christians gathered Saturday in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City for the Holy Fire ceremony, a part of Easter celebrations.

Japan expands army footprint for first time in 40 years, risks angering China

Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

'Ghostbusters' art receives 30th anniversary tour

Original artwork and limited edition prints relating to the first "Ghostbusters" film are to go on tour, following rumors about a third entry to the franchise.

Egyptian leftist submits bid for presidency

Egyptian leftist Hamdeen Sabahi on Saturday submitted the documents required to run in next month's presidential election, in which he is seen as the main rival to former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

South Sudan army battles rebels in worsening war

South Sudan's army said on Saturday they had "lost communication" with commanders battling rebels in a key oil state where rebels have seized a major town, amid a worsening conflict engulfing the young nation.

Dagga activists to hold '4.20' celebration

A party to raise funds for a legal challenge against dagga prohibition laws will be held in Johannesburg on Sunday, cannabis non-profit organisation Green Fields For All said on Saturday.

Cop among 10 held for cop murder

A police officer is among 10 people arrested for the murder of another policeman at the Klapmuts police station outside Stellenbosch, Western Cape police said on Saturday.

Rescuers search for Everest avalanche victims

Rescuers searched Mount Everest for bodies Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from an avalanche that killed at least 12 Nepalese guides in the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak.

New Jersey woman sues over '8theist' license plate

A woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive.
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