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    Khadija peddles words on street corners, in polite company she's known as a journalist. Words are her only defence against impending doom, old age and iniquity - spurring her interest in what language tells us about where we are from, what we are doing and where we are headed. Don't mind the headscarf, she don't need no liberation. 

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Photo: Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks on stage during final day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 28 July 2016. Hillary Clinton formally accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Democratic Convention: Yes She Did

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Dozens of Central American mothers visit El Ceibo, Mexico, in order to find their missing children that travel to US as illegal immigrants. El Ceibo, Mexico, 15 October 2012.

ICG: Easy Prey – Criminal Violence and Central American Migration

By International Crisis Group
A signed copy of one of the first edition books by British Beatrix Potter is on display at an auction house in London, Britain, 27 July 2016. The entire sale of Beatrix Potter book and works is expected to fetch 110,000 euros on 28 July. EPA/ANDY RAIN

While you were sleeping: 28 July 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: US Republican nominee for President Donald Trump delivers remarks in the Quicken Loans Arena on the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, US, 21 July 2016. Trump formally accepted the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/SHAWN THEW

US 2016: Donald J Trump, The Siberian Candidate?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 25 July 2016. The four-day convention is expected to end with Hillary Clinton formally accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Democratic Party convention, Day One: Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders make case for Hillary

By AFP
Team South Africa close their third undefeated day of competition at the World Schools Debating Championships in Stuttgart on Monday 25th July. South Africa has achieved 6 out of 6 in their opening debates and remains one of the tournament's strongest contenders.

While you were sleeping: 26 July 2016

By John Stupart

While you were sleeping, 25 July

By ANDREA TEAGLE
Photo: Supporters hold signs and cheer as US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (not pictured) introduces her Vice Presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, US, 23 July 2016. EPA/RHONA WISE.

US 2016: Next Up – the Hillary/Kaine Show (and don’t forget The Bernie)

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A file picture dated 14 July 2016 shows US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) campaigning with Democratic Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine (R), at Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus, in Annandale, Virginia, USA. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton selected on 22 July 2016, Democratic Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine to be her pick as running mate for the presidential elections. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine, sturdy senator, for running mate

By AFP
Photo: Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers his address during the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 21 July 2016. Donald Trump formally accepted the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS.

GOP Convention: The Man Who Sold the World

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: South Africa’s Caster Semenya (C) competes in the women’s 800m race at the Mohammed VI IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco, 22 May 2016. EPA/ABDELHAK SENNA

Rio Olympics: How do 2016 world track leading times compare to the records?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe (R) after arriving in Harare, Zimbabwe, 01 December 2015. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

ISS Today: As Mugabe fights for his political future, why is China so silent?

By Simon Allison

While you were sleeping: 21 July 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: (L-R) Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Kazakhstan’s President and Supreme Eurasian Economic Council Chairman Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev and Eurasian Economic Commission Board Chairman Tigran Sarkisyan pose for a picture prior to the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting to discuss bilateral relations and co-operation within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Astana, Kazakhstan, 31 May 2016. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ/POOL 

ICG: The Eurasian Economic Union – Power, Politics & Trade

By International Crisis Group
Photo: A handout picture provided by Turkish Presidential Press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking during a press conference after cabinet meeting in Ankara, Turkey, 20 July 2016. EPA/TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE / HANDOUT 

ICG: Turkey’s PKK Conflict – The Death Toll

By International Crisis Group
A firefighter stands at a road block in Wuerzburg, Germany, 18 July 2016. Reports state that a man allegedly wielding an axe injured multiple passengers on a regional train in Wuerzburg. EPA/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand

While you were sleeping: 20 July 2016

By John Stupart
Main photo: Team Africa Le Mans, Ginetta G55.

Le Mans 2016: Cool Runnings in the South of France

By Greg Mills
Photo: Donald Trump (L) escorts his wife Melania (R) after her speech during the second session on the first day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, US, 18 July 2016. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

GOP Convention, Cleveland: Melania Trump’s speech malfunction and other curious tales from Day One

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Pro-Russian rebels stand line during the military parade in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine, 09 May 2016. Leaders of self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DNR and LNR) organised a Victory Day parade marking the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. EPA/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO

ICG: Crossing the line in Ukraine

By International Crisis Group
The pack of riders pass by supporters holding a banner in tribute to victims of the Nice truck terrorist attack during the 14th stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 208.5Km between Montelimar and Villars-Les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux, France, 16 July 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

While you were sleeping: 18 July 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Police officers stand guard near the truck after it crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. EPA/FRANCK FERNANDES 

The ‘Wannabe’ Lone Wolf attackers: A global reach of ideas that poison

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, US, 14 March 2016. The winner-take-all Florida presidential primary is on 15 March 2016. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

US 2016: It’s time for the GOP Freak Trump Show, a.k.a. the Republican Convention

By J Brooks Spector
Main photograph: Delville Wood’s haunting cemetery. (Justin Fox)

Into Devil’s Wood: Where poppies grow and South African men came to die

By Justin Fox
Photo: A file picture dated 19 February 2016 and made available by the official North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun via Yonhap News Agency (YNA), shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaking during a commendation ceremony for the scientists, technicians, workers and officials who contributed to the recent successful launch of a satellite, in Pyongyang, North Korea. EPA/RODONG SINMUN

Letter to the Editor: Dirty articles criticising Supreme leader

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: Turkish soldiers block the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, 15 July 2016. EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU

Turkish military launches coup

By AFP
Photo: People participate in the Dallas Strong Candlelight Vigil at the Dallas City Hall Plaza in Dallas, Texas, USA, 11 July 2016. Five officers died after an ambush assault by a gunman during a protest rally in Dallas on 07 July. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

Op-Ed: How This Became the Era of the Gunman

By John Feffer
Photo: Republican Representative Mike Pence of Indiana (C) speaks during a news briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, US, 22 October 2009. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

The Donald about to pick Mike Pence for running mate. Mike, WHO?

By J Brooks Spector
South Africans gather in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa, 13 July 2016. The protest organised by the Black Solidarity Movement handed over a memorandum to a representative of the US embassy saying US citizens are not welcome in South Africa and warned the US against killing black people in America and elsewhere. The protestors were initially prevented from nearing the embassy but later allowed access to the entrance of the embassy where they met a representative under a heavy police presence. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

While you were sleeping: 14 July

By John Stupart
Photo: A photograph dated 14 February 2015 of fishermen carrying red snapper fish from their boat to be weighed on a scale in Watamu, a small village located on the Kenyan coast, 556.7km from Nairobi, after spending 24 hours on the shores of Indian ocean fishing them.  EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

ICG Analysis: Landmark South China Sea ruling could revive negotiations

By International Crisis Group