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zumas-sonThe SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) confirmed on Thursday that it had received a complaint of hate speech against President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward Zuma.

“I can confirm that the commission has received a complaint following the alleged utterances made by President Jacob Zuma’s son," SAHRC spokesperson Isaac Mangena said.

MUHAMMADU-BUHARI 1940x970Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-year-old former military dictator in a historic transfer of power officially announced early Wednesday following the nation's most hotly contested election ever.

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King denies xenophobic comments

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King-GoodwillKing Goodwill Zwelithini has denied saying foreigners should be deported from South Africa or making xenophobic comments while speaking in Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal last week.

His alleged comments, made at a moral regeneration rally, have sparked criticism from civil society and academia.

Gay Parent and ChildA Durban court has given a gay father paternity leave equal to the maternity leave granted to biological mothers.

In a groundbreaking ruling, the labour court found that it is discriminatory to refuse to give a male member of a same-sex couple who is the main caretaker of a child the equivalent maternity leave given to biological mothers.

Prof Attahiru Jega INEC's HeadChairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday disclosed that the results of today’s presidential and National Assembly elections will be declared within 48 hours.

Nigerian troops celebrating their hard won retake of GworzaFinally, Nigerians troops have recaptured Gwoza town in Borno State. The town, which was captured by the Boko Haram insurgents last year and converted into their caliphate, served as the last vestige of the terrorists’ stronghold after all the other captured towns in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states were retaken.

Director General of Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni, Photo: Johann HattinghThe Supreme Court of Appeal has severely criticised Home Affairs for ignoring repeated court orders and gave the department until 1 July to reopen the refugee reception office (RRO) in Port Elizabeth.

The court also ordered Home Affairs director general Mkuseli Apleni to report in writing once a month to the Somali Association of South Africa and the Project for Conflict Resolution and Development about the progress made to ensure compliance with the court order.

South African Department of Home affairsTwo foreigners married to South Africans can remain in the country with their families for now after the Constitutional Court told the Department of Home Affairs it cannot appeal a temporary High Court order.

The court ruled on Tuesday on the department's application for leave to appeal a Western Cape High Court decision granting temporary relief to two families separated by a new immigration regulation that came into effect at the end of May last year.

Germanwings AiroplanePARIS—A Germanwings Airbus A320 flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf with 150 passengers and crew aboard crashed in a remote part of the Alps in southern France on Tuesday, in one of the worst plane accidents in Western Europe in decades. All aboard were feared dead.

King Zwelintini of the Zulu NationZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has called for the deportation of foreign nationals living in the country, saying it was unacceptable locals were being made to compete with people from other countries for the few economic opportunities available.

Starving Children provided with foordThe Federal Government of Nigeria last week donated 300 tonnes of rice, 700 tonnes of maize and three tonnes of fish fillets to Namibia as part of a food consignment to help drought-stricken families.

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-BaghdadiIn an audio message purportedly from an ISIS spokesman, the group announced that a pledge of allegiance from Nigerian-based Boko Haram has been accepted by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The 28-minute message, which cannot be independently authenticated by CNN, was posted online by ISIS supporters.