Iheanacho, Zuma, Snapchat – Your morning briefing

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Good morning, Here are yesterday’s top stories, and a look ahead – Click on any title to read the complete story.

South Africa has long been described as the “protest capital of the world”. But the protests have largely been confined to black townships and informal settlements.

Survey explains on who marched against President Zuma and why

The student protests of 2015-2016 suggested that this was beginning to change, with students of all races marching to places such as the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) headquarters Luthuli House, Parliament and Union Buildings. But the most recent marches were the first time in post-apartheid South Africa that such a united force was seen against a president and the governing party – the ANC.

This followed growing discontent towards President Jacob Zuma and the ANC that was reflected in the loss of support in the 2016 local government elections. The outcry following Zuma’s recent cabinet reshuffle, widely seen as being influenced by the interests of the Gupta family, culminated in nationwide protests on 7 April 2017.

Ivory Coast international Max Gradel said he wants to leave Premier League side Bournemouth.

Ivory Coast's Max Gradel set to leave Bournemouth
Ivory Coast’s Max Gradel set to leave Bournemouth

The 29-year-old is yet to start a league game this season despite overcoming a hamstring problem.

Gradel has made just 11 appearances for the Cherries in all competitions this season, and wants to leave to secure more first-team football.


Snapchat has launched new 3D lenses, allowing users to change the world around them in three dimensions.

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The new feature lets you interact with what you see on screen. You can write giant words that float about next to real objects – or plant a virtual rose in the ground.

The update is now live and it’s expected Snapchat will release new “experiences” daily.

It’s the latest in the battle for our attention from the social media giants.


  • OPINION: My stand on Biafra – Charly Boy

My Stand On Nnamdi Kanu And Biafra, By Charly Boy
Charly Boy

I am aware that my recent picture with Nnamdi Kanu at Federal High Court, Abuja, has generated a lot of reactions and comments; some witty, others dim-witted, not that I blame them though.

I am also aware that the picture has encouraged a vast number of people to take a decisive position on whether or not Biafra is the right cause. Even more, I am aware that the picture has left many people confused and skeptical of reports that I am now supporting Biafra. Na wa

I would like to say for the umpteenth time, that, I am Not in support and will never be in support of a country to be called Biafra. However, I am a Biafran in my heart, period.


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