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Xenophobia in South Africa sparks riots in Nigeria and Zambia

Xenophobia in South Africa sparks riots in Nigeria and Zambia

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By David Chipakupaku, news reporter Violence and looting have taken place in Nigeria and Zambia against South African-owned businesses, after a continuing series of xenophobic attacks and riots in Johannesburg.The escalating dispute has seen Nigeria recall its ambassador to South Africa, as well as pull out of the World Economic Forum on Africa summit, currently being held in Cape Town. Witnesses in Nigeria said vandals smashed windows to break into the offices of MTN, a South African telecommunications company, and stole items including laptops. Image: Police officers removed flaming tyres after protesters blocked traffic in Abuja, Nigeria The Lagos state government also confirmed...
Justin Bieber sparks outrage with April Fools pregnancy prank

Justin Bieber sparks outrage with April Fools pregnancy prank

Entertainment
Since Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin tied the knot, fans have waited with baited breathe for any baby news, especially after the pair welcomed their baby puppy on Instagram.Stunning his 107million Instagram followers yesterday with a scan pic, the 25-year-old sent his fans into a frenzy.But the Love Yourself singer later revealed it was all a hoax, replacing the baby on the scan with a little puppy as a playful April Fools.Unfortunately many did not see the humour in the fake pregnancy prank. Related Articles Adding fuel to the fire, he followed up the original snap with a shot of Hailey being attended to by doctors as she cradled what looked like a baby bump.Teasing all, Bieber wrote: “If you thought it was April Fools.”Once the star revealed all was a joke,
Liam Neeson sparks race row over rape comments

Liam Neeson sparks race row over rape comments

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Liam Neeson has sparked a race row after making comments about once wanting to kill a black person.He says he walked the streets with a weapon, hoping to kill someone as revenge after someone close to him was raped by a black man. The actor, who was promoting his new film Cold Pursuit, told the Independent that "there's something primal" when you become angry.The BBC has contacted Liam Neeson's representatives for comment.In the interview, he said: "God forbid you've ever had a member of your family hurt under criminal conditions. I'll tell you a story. This is true."Neeson said the alleged rape took place a long time ago and he found out about it when he came back from a trip abroad. The actor went on to use racially offensive ...