THE banks' price-fixing scandal has far-reaching effects for the country and their actions have distorted South Africa's economic standing.

This is according to President Jacob Zuma yesterday, during his State of the Nation reply in parliament, as he reacted to revelations by the Competition Commission that some banks, including Standard Bank, Absa Bank and Investec, have to answer on price collusion and currency fixing.

He said the government would act against price-fixing and

Ugandan entertainer, comedian, and actress, Anne Kansiime, has been arrested at London Heathrow Airport for trying to smuggle 2 kilograms of cocaine hidden in two bags of coffee inside two suitcases, authorities said on Wednesday.

Customs and Border Protection police officers searched her suitcases upon suspicion and found a plastic coffee bag containing white powder, officials said.

She was taken to a private search room, where the officers found a second bag full of powder

Al Jarreau, the affable jazz singing great who reached new audiences by seamlessly merging styles and through television, died Sunday days after announcing his retirement. He was 76.
The seven-time Grammy winner — a rare artist to win in jazz, pop and R&B categories — died in a Los Angeles hospital where he had been treated for fatigue, his manager said.

Jarreau, who grew up in Milwaukee where he heard his parents play music in church, is best known for the singles “We’re

Damon told Entertainment Tonight Canada that Clooney, 55, told him the news while they were filming a movie, and that his wife Amal Clooney, 39, was about eight weeks pregnant at the time.

"I'm like, 'Are you out of your mind? Don't tell anybody else, don't tell anybody else, I mean, don't you know the 12-week rule?' Of course he doesn't," Damon said, laughing.

"Then four weeks later, 'I'm like, 'We're good right, we're good,' so I'm thrilled for him."

The pregnancy is the

A 22-YEAR-OLD woman placed a potato in her vagina after her mother told her it was a fail proof contraceptive method. After experiencing pain in her abdominal area, the Columbian woman went to a local hospital to get help.

Embarrassed, she told nurses she had put a potato in her vagina two weeks ago, because she was advised it would prevent pregnancy. According to, the potato germinated and grew roots. The nurse who attended to the woman found the roots had

Pop superstar Janet Jackson gave birth to her first child at age 50 on Tuesday, her spokesperson said Tuesday.

Jackson and her husband Wissam Al Mana, a Qatari businessman, welcomed their son Eissa into the world after a "stress-free" delivery.

"Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably," read the star's official statement, which did not provide further details.

The younger sister of late king of pop Michael Jackson in April stunned fans by

He topped the charts singing about late night rendezvous.
But it appears Jennifer Lopez was the one roping in the 'hotline bling' as she was spotted looking self-satisfied on Wednesday after both her and Drake shared an intimate snap on Instagram.

It was the first time the 47-year-old had been seen since the smitten photo was posted publicly, showing the duo cuddling affectionately on a couch in an apparent confirmation of their romance.

The look that says it all: Jennifer

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it is preparing to receive the remains of a soldier who was killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Moalosi Mokhotu died earlier this month during a gun battle with rebels operating in the DRC’s north Kivu province.

Mokhothu was part of the deployment of South African soldiers to the DRC to ensure peace and stability in the war-torn county.

Once again, US business magnate Donald Trump has expressed his deep disgust for Africans by referring to them as lazy fools only good at eating, lovemaking and thuggery. Speaking in Indianapolis, Trump who is also the Presidential elect torch bearer reiterated his promise to deport Africans especially those of South African origin including Trevor Noah who is always dissing him in his jokes.

“African Americans are very lazy. The best they can do is gallivanting around ghettoes

American actor Morocco Omari, who stars in the popular drama series Empire, says he would love to work with talented South African actors.

Omari, 41, who plays FBI agent Tariq Cousins on the hit TV series, told City Press this week how he fell in love with Oscar-winning film Tsotsi the first time he watched it.

“It is one of my favourite movies and I loved the whole cast, but my favourite actors were Terry Pheto and Presley Chweneyagae. I would love to someday work with the two

Nigeria has confiscated 2.5 tonnes of "plastic rice" smuggled into the country by unscrupulous businessmen, the customs service says.

Lagos customs chief Haruna Mamudu said the fake rice was intended to be sold in markets during the festive season.

He said the rice was very sticky after it was boiled and "only God knows what would have happened" if people ate it.

It is not clear where the seized bags came from but rice made from plastic pellets was found in China last

Rihanna is reportedly "jealous" over former boyfriend Drake's closeness with Jennifer Lopez. The Work hitmaker is said to be "freaking out" as she is friends with Lopez.

"She is really freaked out about Jennifer [Lopez], especially because they're friends," a source told HollywoodLife. "She thinks of Jennifer as a mentor, so the fact that they're now Eskimo sisters is pretty overwhelming."

"Rihanna knows Drake will always love her, but she does get jealous," the source

Odd as it may sound, a Ghanaian preacher is claiming to have the ability of making men’s smaller pen_ises and women’s tiny breast grow bigger by gently massaging them. In a viral video, Bishop Daniel Obinim is filmed performing a ritual where he moves around a room full of men, feeling and massaging each of their cr_otches.

In some cases, he is seen groping and then holding on to them slightly longer as he gives them a little shake. Graciously, he also offers to massage women’s

Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian have split.

The 28-year-old make-up artist has confirmed she is "done" with the reclusive sock designer, just a month after the birth of their daughter Dream, and accused him of "verbally abusing" her on a regular basis.

Chyna hit out after her Instagram page was hacked and screenshots supposedly of a conversation between her and her lawyer about trademarking her future married name of Angela Renee Kardashian, and her direct messages with people

Since she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, Kim Kardashian has been keeping an extremely low profile, ditching the provocative clothes she’s known for in favour of sweats and staying off social media.

But the mother-of-two appears to have put all of that behind her, taking to social media to promote her new Kimoji merchandise - just in time for the holidays.

On Wednesday, Kim’s verified Kimoji Instagram account shared a series of raunchy clips, showing a ‘kimoji’, better known

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