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NairasMore revelations have been made at the ongoing trial of bankers involved in the re-circulation of mutilated currency notes meant for briquetting running into over N8 billion, as the court yesterday was told how some of the suspects allegedly purchased properties in South Africa, invested in several housing estates and fuel stations in Nigeria, and operated fat accounts domiciled in local commercial banks.

boko-haram-COMBATANTSKANO (Nigeria) Boko Haram fighters killed several people and destroyed dozens of homes in a raid on a town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local residents, a vigilante and the military said on Sunday.

Scores of Islamist militants in trucks and on motorcycles stormed the town of Gubio, 95 kilometres (60 miles) by road north of the state capital, Maiduguri, on Saturday night.

President Jacob Zuma

All South African schoolgoers will have to learn the African Union anthem, President Jacob Zuma announced at the Africa Day celebrations on Sunday.

“Starting today every school, church or community, choirs and individuals must practice the African Union anthem, so that we can sing [it] at all our important gatherings and celebrations,” Zuma told the crowd at the Africa Day celebrations, which took place at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus.

Minister of Defence Mapisa-NgakulaJohannesburg - Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has issued a stern warning to South African mercenaries battling Boko Haram in Nigeria that they face serious consequences for their actions.

mandela-washingtonABUJA- The U.S. Embassy has selected 40 Nigerians to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program for Young African Leaders in 20 top U.S. universities, for a period of six weeks.

Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle, congratulated the beneficiaries on their selection.

President Jacob ZumaPRESS RELEASE

President Jacob Zuma will lead the country's inaugural Africa Day celebrations on Sunday, 24 May 2015, in Mamelodi, Pretoria.

Africa Day is celebrated annually within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)

Several shops owned by foreign nationals were looted. Picture: Gallo ImagesSeveral shops owned by foreign nationals were looted and three burned down in Petrus Steyn, Free State police said on Tuesday.

Spokesman Sgt Mmako Mophiring said the violence started after a section of the community held a meeting on Monday in Mamafubedu township. It was not clear what the meeting was about.

UhuruKenyattaKenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta threw down the gauntlet to South Africa over its visa restrictions by inviting Africans to come and work in Kenya.

“Let me say on behalf of the people of Kenya that our doors are open to you. We welcome any African who comes to visit us to work and learn as long as they are happy to obey our laws,” he said.

Meat-in-in-panThe Nigerian police in the eastern state of Anambra on Sunday debunked media report that a certain restaurant in Awka, the state capital, has been dishing human flesh to unsuspecting members of the public in its menu.

According to the report, the police, had on discovery of the restaurant, closed down the place.

SA army and police raided on a buildings around Johannesburg CBD on 8 May 2015 as part of their operation to search for illegal goods, weapons and drugs. Picture: Nyasha Mharakurwa ‏@sirnyasha.Johannesburg - Naming a police and army operation which arrests foreigners ''Operation Fiela'', which translates to ''clean sweep'' implies that those arrested are ''rubbish'' and is counter to government's commitment to crack down on xenophobia, Stephen Faulkner from the People's Coalition Against Xenophobia said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 20:22

SA Model to represent Maserati

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Genevieve Morton (Instagram)Legendary Italian car maker, Maserati, has chosen top South African model Genevieve Morton to present its range in the 2015 brochures for its model range and to feature in a worldwide social media campaign.

Mr Umunna was pictured with his girlfriend Alice Sullivan/Daniel DemeLabour's shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna announced his bid to become Labour leader in a video released online this morning.

The 36-year-old MP for Streatham in south London made the announcement on Facebook after savaging Labour's disastrous election defeat.