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Burundi's President Nkurunziza addresses delegates of the ruling CNDD-FDD party during their congress in the capital Bujumbura

Burundi president launches controversial re-election bid

Burundi's president was on Saturday nominated as the ruling party's candidate for a third term in office, prompting complaints from the opposition and drawing a sharp rebuke from the United States.

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"I will go if I must, but I have nothing to go to, there is no work in Zimbabwe and we will struggle to live," soft-spoken domestic worker Ann Mbereko* said this week.

SA braces for economic backlash from xenophobic attacks

A wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa could provoke reprisals from neighbouring countries, raising concerns among South African business leaders and officials that the violence against foreigners could further damage the weak economy.
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Rescuers in Nepal searched frantically Sunday for survivors of a huge quake that killed nearly 2,000, digging through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu and airlifting victims of an avalanche at Everest base camp.
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Four Egypt militants killed making bombs: police

Egyptian police said Saturday that four Islamists were killed in an accidental explosion while preparing bombs south of the capital.

Liverpool need 'top-level striker', says Rodgers

Liverpool need a top-level striker who can play every week and Daniel Sturridge could lose his role as the club's leading man after an injury-hit season, manager Brendan Rodgers has said.

Dad unknowingly impregnated daughter, who worries how to tell their son his grandfather is his father

A retired Mpumalanga teacher who unknowingly impregnated his 16-year-old biological daughter four years ago has apologised for taking advantage of a girl he only regarded as a pupil at his school.

CEO of SAA calls it quits

The suspended chief executive of South Africa's state-owned airline SAA, Monwabisi Kalawe, stepped down with immediate effect on Friday.

'Outraged' Nzimande calls for academic boycott of Israel

An “outraged’ Blade Nzimande on Friday called on all South African universities and colleges with partnerships and academic relations to “cut their ties with Israeli institutions”.

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Liverpool need 'top-level striker', says Rodgers

Liverpool need a top-level striker who can play every week and Daniel Sturridge could lose his role as the club's leading man after an injury-hit season, manager Brendan Rodgers has said.

Waratahs survive Rebels comeback to squeeze home

Defending champions New South Wales Waratahs hung on for a scrappy 18-16 Super Rugby win over the committed Melbourne Rebels in Sydney on Saturday.

Italian clubs kept apart in Europa League semis

The draw for the semi-finals of the Europa League on Friday kept alive the possibility of an all-Italian final as Serie A sides Napoli and Fiorentina avoided each other.

Gay ban reduction 'the stupidest thing I've ever heard' says Bolt

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, has criticised the "stupid" deal under which American sprinter Tyson Gay was given a reduced ban of only one year after failing three drugs tests in 2013.
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Chiefs hold off 14-man Force in Hamilton to go top

Waikato Chiefs held off a courageous second half fightback from 14-man Western Force to secure a 35-27 victory in Hamilton on Friday and go top of the Super Rugby standings.
File picture shows a trekker walking in front of Mount Thamserku while on his way back from Everest base camp near Pheriche

Injured flown from Everest, aftershock triggers new avalanches

The first rescue plane carrying people injured in an earthquake-triggered avalanche that ripped through tents on Mount Everest arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday shortly before a strong aftershock rocked India and Nepal and triggered more snowfalls.

Rolls-Royce unveils the most sumptuous Phantom yet

The British luxury car maker has shared details on the Phantom Limelight Collection, the latest line of bespoke models out of its workshops in Goodwood, England. The new limited edition will consist of just 25 cars.

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Brait still has R24bn to spend, says Wiese

Company that last week agreed to buy Virgin Active has ‘very substantial war chest’ to spend on deals, according to largest shareholder Christo Wiese

Suspended SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe resigns

South African Airways says Monwabisi Kalawe has terminated his contract with national carrier, he will also step down as director

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President Jacob Zuma is to send members of his cabinet and other senior government officials across Africa to douse anger at the perceived laxness in dealing with xenophobic attacks.

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Actress Maggie Benedict, known as Akhona for her role in Generations, should be acquitted of theft because the state failed to prove its case, according to her lawyer.

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