June 26, 2017

South Africa policeman arrested over “filming sex with prostitutes”

And in really creepy news, South African metro police are investigating one of their own who allegedly demanded sex from prostitutes operating along Durban’s Point precinct and then filmed his sexual exploits against their will. The explicit footage was discovered by the officers now ex-girlfriend, who eagerly brought down the swift arm of justice on her cheating mate. Daily News reports that she opened the files on two BlackBerry memory cards which she claims she found in one of her jackets. In directing his amateur flick, the offending officer forces the sex-workers to expose their private parts to the camera ...

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Pristorius in talks with Steenkamps for out-of-court settlement

Oscar Pristorius, who stands accused of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, might be looking to settle out of court. The Associated Press reports that the families of the accused and the victim were in talks on Tuesday, according to a lawyer involved in the case. South African Press reports that the families talks are to decide on an out-of-court settlement to compensate the Steenkamps for the murder of their daughter at the hands of the double amputee Olympian. Pristorius’, on Monday, was charged without the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Steenkamp on February 14, and trial is set to ...

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Did CNN negotiate for exclusive rights to Mandela’s eventual funeral?

Cable Network News says they didn’t do it. According to the Huffington Post Media, CNN has denied as false a report by the Sunday Independent in South Africa claiming that the American news channel negotiated a deal that guarantees exclusive rights to air the eventual funeral of iconic anti-apartheid leader, who is currently battling for his life in hospital. The South African paper reported on Sunday that at a meeting with another broadcaster, Mandela’s family demanded that CNN have “preferential” access at Nelson Mandela’s funeral when it happens. “This wasn’t a request. It was a demand,” the Huffington Post cites ...

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Zuma says Mandela not in “vegetative state”

In a statement from the office of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, the nation’s government denied as false reports that former leader Nelson Mandela is in a “permanent vegetative state”. “Former President Mandela has been and remains under the care of a multi-disciplinary panel of South African medical experts,” the presidency said. They maintain that the anti-apartheid icon is in a “critical, but stable condition” and added that doctors have denied describing Mandela as being in a “vegetative state”. Both the AFP and Sky News reported on Thursday that Mandela, who has been hospitalized since June 8, was now in ...

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Mandela in “permanent vegetative state” court documents reveal

Doctors treating ailing South African icon, Nelson Mandela, revealed that the anti-apartheid leader is in a “permanent vegetative state” and had last week advised his family to take him off life support. News agency, AFP, gleaned this from a court document filed on June 26. “Rather than prolonging his suffering, the Mandela family is exploring this option as a very real probability,” the court document filed by the family’s lawyer read, according to the news reports. South Africa’s government summarized Mandela’s condition as “critical” but “stable”. His ex-wife, Winnie Mandela, only last week said he was responding to treatment and ...

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President Obama announces the U.S. Washington Fellowship for young African leaders (DETAILS HERE)

President Barack Obama announced at a town hall meeting in Soweto, South Africa the start of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders open to young leaders from Africa. The United States president who is in Africa for his second tour has said he sees the continent not as a charity case, but a partner for the United States. At the town hall meeting in South Africa, he addressed young leaders from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda and stressed the importance of human capacity and youth empowerment. He then announced that in 2014, the program, Young African Leaders Initiative ...

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President Obama blames bad governance for upsurge of Boko Haram terror; plans to help empower Nigerian youths

President Barack Obama, who is currently on his second Africa tour, has said bad governance is responsible for the rise of terrorist organizations like Boko Haram in Nigeria. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Soweto, South Africa, the United States president, tackling the issue of global terrorism, said that while “some progress” has been made in the global war on terror, the rise of “regional terrorist” organizations like Boko Haram is of grave concern. Obama lauded his government’s efforts in curbing terrorism on a massive scale with the death of Osama bin Laden, the then recognized leader of al ...

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