Floyd Mayweather rules out super-fight against UFC star Conor McGregor

TMayweather spoke while doing promotional work for James DeGale's clash with Badou Jackhe mirage of Floyd Mayweather boxing UFC star Conor McGregor has receded. Mr Money, in the course of promoting James DeGale’s world title unification fight with Badou Jack in New York on Saturday night, virtually ruled out any kind of comeback.

Asked about reports that he has offered McGregor $15 million, Mayweather said: ‘I’ve had my career.

McGregor had reportedly been offered $15million to fight the former world champion boxer

‘All kinds of guys from other sports keep calling me out. If it ever happened it would be an easy win for me.
‘But I want to concentrate on helping the young boxers I promote accomplish their dreams – and helping my children become the best people they can.’

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Kenya may ‘block internet’ during elections

Kenya’s Communication Authority (CA), the body which regulates the communication sector, has warned that it could shut down the internet during the 8 August general elections to prevent violence, the private Standard newspaper reports.

Director General Francis Wangusi said the state agency had acquired surveillance systems to monitor social media and mobile phones:

“We have also spent around 600 million Kenya shillings ($5.7m; £4.6m) on a social media monitoring system and 400 million Kenya shillings ($3.6m) on a device management system that will help us closely monitor mobile phones and the activities around them.”

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ANC set to endorse Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as next SA President

South African President, Jacob Zuma, has revealed that the ruling ANC party is ready for its first female leader, days after his former wife was given a major boost by the party’s influential women’s league as his successor.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who had four children with President Zuma before their divorce in 1998, is the leading candidate to take office as president at the 2019 general election.

Speaking to SABC’s Nguni radio station, Zuma made the remarks saying:

‘It is no longer a discussion in the ANC whether a woman can take a high leadership position or not,” Zuma said on local radio. Read more

Will South Africa renew Zim Special Permits after expiry in December?

Zimbabwe Special Permit (ZSP) holders are nervous about their future in South Africa as it remains unclear whether Pretoria would renew their documents, which expired at the end of December this year.

The South African government is yet to indicate the course of action it will pursue over the expired ZSPs, causing jitters among their holders who constitute a larger percentage of Zimbabweans in the Rainbow Nation.

An estimated three million Zimbabweans are said to be in South Africa, most of them illegally. In 2012, Pretoria issued ZSPs to allow thousands of Zimbabweans illegally working in Africa’s most industrialised economy to regularise their stay there. Read more

Gambia election winner Adama Barrow calls for talks

The winner of December’s presidential election in The Gambia says is confident he will be sworn in next week despite President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to give up power.
“It will go ahead… I will be the president on the 19th,” Adama Barrow told BBC World Service.

He called on Mr Jammeh to engage in direct talks. Mr Jammeh’s term officially ends next Wednesday. He has challenged the election results in court.

Foreign leaders from regional bloc Ecowas are due to arrive later in The Gambia to again try to persuade Mr Jammeh to step down on schedule. The grouping has warned that it will consider removing him using military force if he refuses. Read more

Woman arrested trying to smuggle husband from prison in a travel bag

A 25 year old woman, Antonieta Robles Saouda was arrested after she tried to break her boyfriend out of prison by stuffing him into a pink suitcase and trying to wheel him out.

Saouda took her 6-year-old daughter to visit her boyfriend, Ibrain Jose Vargas Garcia at the Jose Antonio Anzoategui prison in Venezuela with the plan to smuggle him out of the facility and live happily ever after as a happy family. Read more

Obama awards Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at surprise send off party

A few minutes ago, out-going US President Barack Obama surprised his VP, Joe Biden with a surprise send-off party at the White House where he presented him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

A teary-eyed Biden accepted the medal where Obama jokingly said, ‘This also gives the Internet one last chance to talk about our bromance’.

Malawian Minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa asked to explain his ‘sudden wealth’

Kondwani Nankhumwa, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development in Malawi, has sparked outrage in the country with critics demanding the cash-rich minister to explain the source of his ‘sudden wealth’.

It comes after the minister went on a spree, spending over K23 million (N9M) on his Mulanje constituency but many are saying the figure could be around K40 million ( N17M).

The minister who earn as low as K1,608, recently donated an ambulance to Mulanje district hospital, two motorcycles and 300 bicycles to the Police station in Mulanje. Read more

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