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Fayemi: Celebrating a change agent at fifty

Fayemi: Celebrating a change agent at fifty

Opinion By Olayinka Oyebode It was a warm afternoon at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, sometimes in March 2013. Dr Kayode Fayemi and I were returning to Lagos after receiving the Samsung award for Best State Government in ICT Education at an impressive ceremony in Cape Town. Mr Governor, as he is

South African Emerges Miss World

By Oluwabukunmi Raufu Rolene Strauss, 22, has won the Miss World 2014 beauty pageant in London on Sunday. This year’s pageant was the 64th   but it was nearly marred by tragedy after a Honduran beauty queen was found shot dead in a suspected crime of passion, days before she was due to take part in

Prosecutors To Appeal Pistorius Conviction

South African prosecutors were on Wednesday given the go ahead to appeal the culpable homicide verdict given to Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius for the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The prosecuting team would now seek a murder conviction. If convicted of murder, Pistorius would be open to a prison sentence of at least 15


Zuma Under Probe For Corruption

South African police have launched an investigation into corruption charges linked to President Jacob Zuma. Police says that the president misused $24 million public funds to renovate his house in the rural village of Nkandla. Zuma, who was re-elected as the President in May, has claimed that he had no knowledge of the work on his home, including

Oscar Pistorius

Prosecutors Appeal Pistorius Imprisonment

South African prosecutors on Tuesday filed an appeal against the sentence and imprisonment of Oscar Pistorius, a South African athlete. Pistorius was sentenced to five years on account of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Announcing the appeal, the National Prosecuting Authority said, “today, we announce that the NPA filed the

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years Jail Term

Oscar Pistorius, South African athlete has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Thokozile Masipa, delivering the verdict in court in Pretoria, today, also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge. Pistorius who was convicted of culpable homicide but cleared of murder has been taken into custody. Masipa

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