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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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Special forces perform during the Northern Thunder military exercises in Hafar Al-Batin, 500 kilometres north-east of the Saudi capital of Riyadh, on 10 March 2016. Armed forces from 20 countries have begun manoeuvres in northeastern Saudi Arabia in what the official Saudi Press Agency described as one of the world's biggest military exercises. Troops from Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Sudan are among those participating in the 'Thunder of the North' exercise, which involves ground, air and naval forces, SPA reported. FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP

North Korea talks nukes some more, Australia gets tough on bikers, and Man United performance "shambolic".

"I think Islam hates us."

– Orange Menace

Story of the Day

Motlanthe’s throwdown: ANC could end up a “dead organisation”
South Africa is so desperate for strong political leadership that some people are looking to the former presidents for guidance and perhaps even a return to active politics. Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe both left the political stage before their time was up. Both of them understand the workings of the ANC intimately and also know how complex it is to lead the government machinery. And both Mbeki and Motlanthe know their successor very well and were defeated by him. While Mbeki is busy revising his legacy, Motlanthe delivered some hard truths this week about the state of the ANC. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.

While you were sleeping

North Korea orders more nuke tests
Dear Leader Kim Jong-un has instructed his officials to conduct more nuclear tests. Thursday's launch of two short-range ballistic missiles appeared to have stirred Uncle Kim's loins for upping the nuclear rhetoric.
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UN to send peacekeepers home for atrocities
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the intention to send home any peacekeepers found guilty of repeated sexual abuse crimes while on deployment. The UN made this decision on Thursday, which triggered strong opposition from Egypt and Russia.
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Australia declares war on bikers
Foreigners who have been part of biker gangs responsible for a host of illegal activities beware. The Australian government has shredded the visas of 81 known members of biker gangs. Twenty-seven of them have already been deported, with the remainder in some form of custody or other.
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Van Gaal admits Man United "blown away"
Manchester United's manager has conceded that a constant press by Arsenal utterly disrupted their game, leading to a convincing 2-0 defeat at Anfield. The Europa League ending received its most scathing review from former player, Paul Scholes, who labelled Man United's performance "shambolic".
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In Numbers

9
The number of cases argued before the Supreme Court by Ted Cruz.

Facts of the Day

Today is Moshoeshoe Day in Lesotho. It honours the day the country's founder died in 1870.

Fact of the day: Norway will be the first country to abandon FM radio entirely. In 2017 it will adopt Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB). FM band radio is about eight times more expensive.

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FEATURES
Motlanthe’s throwdown: ANC could end up a “dead organisation”
By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.

SAA: Probe cleared pilot of bizarre sabotage claims in December, yet Hawks appear unmoved
By GLYNNIS UNDERHILL.

Report: After 23 years, Hani murderer gets his reprieve, but the pain he inflicted remains
By STEPHEN GROOTES.

The messenger's been shot: Media under siege worldwide
J. BROOKS SPECTOR

Thrown out of Parliament? It’s now harder to get back in.
By MARIANNE MERTEN.

GroundUp: Rhodes Must Fall exhibition vandalised in UCT protest
By Ashraf Hendricks for GROUNDUP.

With new passport, East Africa leads the way on integration - again
By SIMON ALLISON.

The nuances of coaching: Creating a winning structure
By DANIEL GALLAN for CONQA SPORT.

Tennis doping: Public relations volley will not save Sharapova
By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

Hassan al-Turabi’s Islamist Legacy in Sudan
By Magnus Taylor for the INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP.

OPINIONS
Op-Ed: Strife in KwaZulu-Natal – economic sabotage must be dealt with
CYRIL MADLALA.

Wayne Duvenage: Open letter to Moody’s et al: Give us a few more months, please
 
Andrew Ihsaan Gasnolar: Quit the gloomy rhetoric, strive for solutions
  • John Stupart
    John Stupart
    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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