Nigerian president quits voting station after tech glitch

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan turned up Saturday to accredit himself and his wife Patience for his re-election bid but problems with new voting technology forced to him to temporarily abandon his plans.
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Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name': report

The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name."

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Zuma to receive Marikana report by Tuesday

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry was finalising its report into the events at Marikana and would hand it over to President Jacob Zuma before the end of March, it said on Saturday.

Trevor Noah short listed for 'The Daily Show'

South African comedian, Trevor Noah has been placed on a short list to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

Earth hour climate change kicks off around the world

The first major event to mark the ninth annual global Earth Hour event to highlight climate change was a performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday.

Pensioner given rare R192 million Picasso 'for act of kindness'

Italian police are trying to establish the true owner of a Picasso painting worth R192 million after confiscating it from a pensioner who says he was given it for free.

35 Injured in Limpopo collision

At least 35 people were injured when a truck and a bus collided on Friday along the R101 at the Sebediela offramp in Limpopo, paramedics said.

1 in 10 Singapore citizens queue to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

More than 330,000 people, equivalent to 10 percent of Singapore's citizen population, have visited the city-state's parliament to pay their respects to late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew ahead of his cremation this weekend, officials said Saturday.

56 KwaZulu-Natal school pupils treated for food poisoning

Fifty-six children were taken to Pietermaritzburg hospitals after showing signs of food poisoning while at school, KwaZulu-Natal emergency services said on Friday.

Saudi blogger Badawi describes survival of 50 lashes as miracle

Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi described in his first letter from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, according to German weekly Der Spiegel in a report to be published on Saturday.

Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises to 15, fighting still raging

 The death toll from an attack by Islamist militants on a hotel in the Somali capital rose to at least 15, police said as fighting continued into early Saturday, with loud explosions heard overnight.

Boko Haram gunmen kill 6 voters in northeast Nigeria

Islamist Boko Haram insurgents launched two deadly attacks on voters in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, police and a security source said, killing six people in an election in which insecurity is a major issue.

Hackers shut down Nigeria electoral commission website

 A group calling itself the Nigerian Cyber Army hacked into and shut down the electoral commission's website on Saturday, warning officials not to rig the presidential election as accreditation for voting in the poll was under way.

Two dead, 12 injured in North West crash

Two people died and 12 others were injured when a taxi and car collided on the R501, about 25km from Potchefstroom, paramedics said on Saturday.

Moodley applies to block prison transfer

Donovan Moodley, convicted for the kidnapping and murder of Leigh Matthews, blocked an attempt by the correctional services department to move him from the Johannesburg prison, The Saturday Star reported.

Italy clears Knox of murder that gripped the world

Italy's top court has thrown out Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama that has gripped a global audience.

Nigeria votes in tight presidential election

Nigerians headed to the polls Saturday to elect a new president in the most closely fought election since independence, framed by Boko Haram violence, economic woes and endemic corruption in Africa's most populous nation.

Police never questioned the validity of Jiba summons

The SA Police Service has never questioned the validity of a summons delivered against deputy prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba, it said on Friday.

DA praises prosecutions head Nxasana for conduct during Jiba debacle

Prosecutions head Mxolisi Nxasana should be commended for taking a stand against his deputy Nomgcobo Jiba and national police commissioner Riah Phiyega, the DA said on Friday.

Tshwane wins Earth Hour challenge

Tshwane metropolitan municipality is the most green city in South Africa, beating contenders City of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay metros by winning the local leg of the Earth Hour Global Capital challenge.
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