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88,000 Displaced by series of massacres in Congo

A series of massacres in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced 88,000 people, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said Friday in Geneva.

EFF parliamentary sanctions judgement set for next week

The Western Cape High Court will deliver judgment next week on the EFF's quest for an urgent interdict against sanctions implemented by Parliament against 20 of its MPs.

Land grab in Namibia holiday town, settlers demand more space

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Zuma signs Public Administration Management Act into law

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Public Administration Management Act, which bans civil servants doing business with the state, the presidency said on Friday.

Nigerian city on alert after Boko Haram advance

Mohammed Bako stared out at the teeming Jimeta market in Nigeria's Yola city, looking for anything suspicious amongst the hawkers selling cheap phones and cars attempting near impossible turns down narrow alleys.

Philander plunges West Indies into trouble on day three

Vernon Philander took four wickets to plunge the West Indies into trouble on the third day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Friday.

Santa Claus punches father-in-law in East London

The Santa Claus at an East London mall was sacked after he allegedly smacked his former father-in-law.
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Philander plunges West Indies into trouble on day three

Vernon Philander took four wickets to plunge the West Indies into trouble on the third day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Friday.

I'm waiting for a phone call from England selectors: Kevin Pietersen

Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen on Friday said he would consider any offer to return as England selectors met to decide which players are set for World Cup duty.

Darren Bent's luxury Range Rover and Audi RS6 stolen from his home

Aston Villa's former England striker Darren Bent has reported the theft of two top of the range cars from his home near Birmingham, police disclosed on Friday.

TV umpire mistake gives South Africa breakthrough against West Indies

The West Indies suffered a poor television umpire decision to stumble to lunch on 110 for two, trailing by 442 runs in their first innings, on day three of the first Test against South Africa in Centurion on Friday.

Eden Hazard set to sign a new £200,000-a-week contract with Chelsea

Chelsea star attacker Eden Hazard is set to sign a new five-year contract worth £200,000 per week in the coming weeks.

Pakistan military kills 59 Taliban militants after school massacre

The Pakistani army said it has killed 59 militants in clashes in the northwest, including 32 in an ambush in a remote valley near the Afghan border, in intensified fighting since this week's Taliban massacre of children at a school.

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ANC and Cosatu in the Western Cape claim CEO Tim Harris’s appointment has exposed the corrupt practices of the City of Cape Town

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