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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 13/05/2013
Posted by on May 13th, 2013

al qaeda South Africa

A year-long investigation by the Daily Maverick shows that SA police and the state security agency have been monitoring the training of al-Qaeda terrorists in South Africa for several years, without taking any action. Surprising inaction by police despite incriminating evidence about secret military training camps and sophisticated sniper training at three well-documented locations as well as several others across South Africa. [Daily Maverick]

19 people shot as gunmen opened fire at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans [CNN]

Sir Alex Ferguson says farewell to Old Trafford while Wayne Rooney has asked to leave Manchester United [Goal]

Full list of winners at the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards [Channel24]

I won’t vote for the ANC says Desmond Tutu. ““I have voted for the ANC, but I would very sadly not be able to vote for them after the way things have gone,” [City Press]

Gary Kirsten announces that  he would not renew his contract as South Africa coach. Russell Domingo to be new Proteas coach [SuperSport]

New fatal virus infects two in France, likely spreads person-to-person. [Gawker]

Free State government gave Gupta guests an ‘alibi’ [M&G]

Timelapse Satellite Videos Show Decades of Drastic Changes on Earth [TIME]

E-Tolls hit a speed bump:  proposed amendment to draft e-tolling legislation could delay the implementation of tolls across Gauteng freeways [Fin24]

We’re going to war: South African troops prepare for deployment to the violence- racked east of the Democratic Republic of Congo [TimesLIVE]

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