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While you were sleeping: 21 October 2016

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While you were sleeping: 21 October 2016

SA begins process to leave the ICC, amaBhungane prove Eskom's favoured treatment of Guptas, and Trump digs his heels in.

“International Law has never stopped men in their pursuit of conquest or revenge.”
Allen Drury

Story of the Day

BREAKING: South Africa begins process to exit International Criminal Court 

South Africa has begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court by notifying the United Nations on Thursday that it intended to revoke its ratification of the Rome Statute, which established the court, as a result of the court’s perceived biases against African nations. However, without parliamentary approval, it’s unclear if the government has the authority to unilaterally withdraw. By SIMON ALLISON.
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While you were sleeping

South Africa to leave the ICC

Just in case you skipped the story of the day, South Africa announced to the UN late last night that it was leaving the International Criminal Court, citing bias against African states. Despite Zuma’s apparent desire to have tea with Génocidaires in his own country, the move may be entirely, ahem, illegal, by parliamentary standards. Read More

Eskom bailed out the Guptas

amaBhungane have followed up on the controversial R587 million handout to a Gupta linked deal with Eskom. The investigative units has showed that the state-owned power provider shelled out the bucks just hours after the banks refused to loan the Guptas the money. Proof of preferential treatment for a Gupta-owned enterprise, in other words. Read More

Trump defiant over results stance

Despite overwhelming evidence proving voter fraud is negligible in the US, the Sentient Nik-Nak has stubbornly clung to his debate night comments by refusing to acknowledge the result. Trump did relent somewhat, saying that he would accept the results ? if he won. Read More

Radiohead to headline Glasto

If you’re a Radiohead fan, live in the UK, and have several hundred pounds burning a hole in your pocket, Glastonbury 2017 should be in your diary. The rock band announced the news as their logo appeared on the site’s grass this week. There will be no Glasonbury in 2018, in order to give the venue time to recover. Read More

In Numbers


The amount Disney makes on average per second.

Facts of the Day

Today in 1805 Admiral Lord Nelson won the Battle of Trafalgar. His bronze likeness will now forever be festooned with pigeon poo in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Walt Disney gave his housekeeper stocks in Disney every year. She died a multi-millionaire.


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