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  • Picking Up Stompies: Long Weekend Edition 28/04/2015
    Posted by on Apr 28th, 2015

    Nepal earthquake death toll climbs past 4000 with over 6500 injured and many more still missing. The massive magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck in Nepal with many buildings in the capital city of Kathmandu collapsing [The Guardian]

    The Nepal earthquake caused an avalanche that killed 18 people at Mount Everest’s base camp [NY Times]

    State of emergency declared after violence and chaos erupts in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s funeral. Gray died of spinal injures while in police custody a week earlier [CNN]

    Zuma says that Emmanuel Sithole, the man who was brutally killed last week during the xenophobic attacks, was an illegal immigrant using a false name [EWN]

    Two South Africans in UK rich list. One worth R93 billion [Fin 24]

    South Africa and Nigeria spar over xenophobic violence. The recent xenophobic violence in South Africa against migrant workers has sparked a new diplomatic rift with Nigeria, with the South African government condemning Nigeria’s decision to withdraw its envoys from Pretoria [Mail & Guardian]

    Bruce Jenner announced to Diane Sawyer…“Yes, and for all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” [The Wrap]

    ‘Outraged’ Nzimande calls for academic boycott of Israel. An “outraged’ Blade Nzimande (minister of higher education and training) on Friday called on all South African universities and colleges with partnerships and academic relations to “cut their ties with Israeli institutions”. [TimesLIVE]

    DA leadership race: Maimane & James race to define party’s future [Daily Maverick]

    Athlete dies during World Triathlon Series in Cape Town [EWN]

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