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    John Stupart is the editor of the African Defence Review. He has completed his masters in War Studies at Kings College and has blathered endlessly on several mediums on all things pertaining to African defence policy, strategic, operational and tactical challenges. Most importantly, he brings you DailyMaverick's First Thing daily newsletter each morning.

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A two-day-old endangered African penguin chick is cleaned by Romy Klusner, head of the Chick Rearing Unit at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (Sanccob) in Cape Town, South Africa, 9 March 2016. During egg season, African penguin eggs are rescued from nearby colonies by Penguin rangers from the South African National Parks (SANParks) and Cape Nature organisations. Their parents have either abandoned these eggs or the adult penguins were found nesting in areas outside of the protected colony, putting both the adults and their young at risk. In such cases the adult penguins are relocated to the safety of the colony and the eggs are brought to Sanccob for hand rearing. For the next three months these penguin chicks receive treatment from Sanccob until as juvenile penguins they are deemed fit and healthy enough for release back into the wild. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

ISIL member list leaked, Clinton attacked from all sides in debate, and Sharapova doping mystery continues.

"I’ve had a bloody good innings. I can’t imagine anyone who’s been luckier than I have with the kind of artists I’ve been able to record."

George Martin

Story of the Day

State capture: Did the Guptas offer Treasury's top job to Deputy Minister Jonas?
A report on Wednesday in the globally influential the Financial Times makes the startling allegation that two weeks before President Zuma fired Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in December, the Gupta family met with Deputy Finance Minister, Mcebisi Jonas, at the family's home in Saxonwold, to ask whether he was interested in the job. If true, it presents another piece in a disturbing puzzle of an attempt at state capture. By MARIANNE THAMM.

While you were sleeping

ISIL members' list leaked
A disillusioned former member of ISIL has leaked a flash disk containing 22,000 names of ISIL members to the media. Sky News, now in possession of the information, has noted that it contained a global database of registration forms. How many South Africans are on the list remains to be seen.
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Sanders goes for Clinton's jugular in debate
The current Democrat debate, still going on at the time of writing, has seen Bernie Sanders taking off the gloves. Clinton faced criticism from Sanders about her practice of giving paid private speeches at Goldman Sachs, while moderators grilled her about Benghazi and her poor performance in the Tuesday primaries.
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Iran launches more missiles
Having just got off the sanctions naughty list, Iran has defied Western criticism by launching more ballistic missile tests. Because peace and stability, it seems, is a notion utterly toxic to Iranian leadership.
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Sharapova doping mystery continues
Authorities are still unclear as to exactly why Maria Sharapova was taking Meldonium, or Mildronate, for such an extended period of time. Sharapova has defended its use, which she says was for a long-standing family health history, but the drug itself is only designed to be used for four to six weeks.
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In Numbers

78.6
The percentage of newly registered South African voters under the age of 30.

Facts of the Day

Today in 1957 saw the birth of Osama Bin Laden.

Fact of the day: Immediately after taking office, Jimmy Carter pardoned all Vietnam War draft dodgers.

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FEATURES
State capture: Did the Guptas offer Treasury's top job to Deputy Minister Jonas?
By MARIANNE THAMM.

GroundUp Op-Ed: UCT’s economics curriculum – time for an overhaul?
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Analysis: Seven Ways to steady Tunisia under new attack
By MICHAEL AYARI for the INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP.

OPINIONS
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South Africa vs. Australia, T20 series: Four things we’ve learnt
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    John Stupart

    John Stupart is the editor of the African Defence Review. He has completed his masters in War Studies at Kings College and has blathered endlessly on several mediums on all things pertaining to African defence policy, strategic, operational and tactical challenges. Most importantly, he brings you DailyMaverick's First Thing daily newsletter each morning.

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