Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was burgled while he was paying tribute to Nelson Mandela at yesterday's memorial service. The thieves apparently targeted his home in the suburbs of Cape Town in the knowledge that he was more than 800 miles away at the ceremony in Johannesburg. It is the second time in four months that the former Archbishop of Cape Town has been the victim of burglars.
The Fake Translator With President Obama.
An interpreter who was seen by millions of television viewers worldwide translating Nelson Mandela's memorial service into sign language was a 'fake', according to South Africa's deaf federation. The unidentified man, who was broadcast standing alongside world leaders including US President Barack Obama, was making up his own signs, according to the Deaf Federation of South Africa.
Is it a "Kardashian kurse" or is Kanye West losing his cool all on his own? In any case, popularity problems seem to be plaguing the once untouchable rap sensation. West’s performance this week brought just 4,500 people to the Sprint Center, a venue built for 19,000, meaning less than 24 percent of seats were occupied. He has had to cancel several other shows throughout his nationwide tour and drew criticism when he stopped a Florida concert after only three songs and demanded the lights be turned off before launching a profanity-laced rant at the tech staff and storming off the stage.
Model mother Gisele has shown her support for breast-feeding championing the cause in public.
With multi-million pound modelling contracts, a new line of lingerie to launch and two young children to care for, you could be forgiven for questioning how she manages to juggle it all.
But an Instagram tweeted by the Brazilian beauty has helped clear up the answer - she has an awful lot of help.
Military Officers Carry Nelson Mandela's Body To Union Building.
Thousands lined the streets as a hearse drove the coffin, wrapped in a South African flag, from a hospital to the government's Union Buildings to lie in state for three days. This morning Mandela's grandson Mandla visited the open casket of his grandfather, followed by his second wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and third wife Graca Machel, as well as South Africa's current president Jacob Zuma.
A total of 130 couples said “I do” in a mass wedding at Rio de Janeiro’s Superior Court of Justice, marking the city’s first gay civil marriages. This is coming after Brazilian courts in May determined that public offices that oversee marriages cannot reject gay couples, even though Brazil’s national congress has passed no law on the matter.
Images have emerged showing Paul Walker smiling in the passenger seat of his friend's Porsche just moments before they smashed into a post and perished in a fiery crash. The 40-year-old actor was photographed leaving a charity fundraiser in Santa Clarita, California on November 30 with the window of the bright red Porsche Carerra GT rolled down.
Time magazine has named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year. The US magazine chose the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church as the most influential figure of the year in its annual review. The 76-year-old Argentinian was picked from a varied shortlist that included Syrian leader Bashar al Assad, NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and twerking superstar Miley Cyrus.
Breaking News - Former President Obasanjo Writes Jonathan, Accuses President Of Lying, Destroying Nigeria, Promoting Corruption
An apparently angry and frustrated ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has written what clearly competes as one of the most acerbic letters in modern history to President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of ineptitude and of taking actions calculated at destroying Nigeria. Am sorry the letter is pretty long.
Deputy Governor Mukhtari Shagari of Sokoto State has stated that he would never leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and declare for the All Progressive Congress (APC) as Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko did.