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While you were sleeping: 21 November 2016

Newsdeck

Newsdeck

While you were sleeping: 21 November 2016

Trump finishes weekend of major meetings, Obama threatens to speak out, and NASA upgrades your weather forecasts.

Monday, 21st November

“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f**k with me, I’ll kill you all.”
General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

 
 
Elections aftermath: Why did the ANC ignore its own research?

President Jacob Zuma has gone from linking the ANC’s political term to the return of the Son of God to now comparing himself to Jesus. He is however revising the new New Testament to include “zombies”, “witches” and “Western Powers” who might not be denying God but are apparently trying to destroy the BRICS bloc. Zuma might have watched and marvelled at how demagoguery transported Donald Trump to a stunning victory in the US presidential elections and decided to shake out his old bag of party tricks. But in South Africa, Zuma’s populist routine is too played-out.

 
 
 

Trump wraps marathon weekend of meetings

Donald Trump has wrapped up a weekend of meetings with cabinet prospects. These included Governor Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani, and former Marine Corps general, James Mattis. Mattis has been tipped for a probable Secretary of Defence position.

 

Obama warns he may ‘speak out’ against Trump

President Barack Obama has cautioned he might speak out against Trump should he violate “core values”. The statement, if carried out, would fly in the face of a long-held tradition among ex-presidents not to criticise their successors. Something which Thabo Mbeki and South Africa clearly does not abide by.

 

Former Greek president dies

Former Greek president Costis Stephanopoulos has died at age 90. The statesman passed away of pneumonia in Athens on Sunday night. Stephanopoulos was Greek’s president between 1995 and 2005.

 

NASA launches revolutionary weather satellite

Tired of your weather forecasts constantly getting it wrong? NASA has your back. On Sunday the space agency launched the GOES-R (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites), which should beam back high-resolution imagery of major storms every 30 seconds.

 
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IN NUMBERS

6,000

The average number of birds vaporised by the Ivanpah Solar Plant each year.

 

FACT OF THE DAY

Today is World Television Day. Celebrate by going out for a walk.

Stephen Hawking held a party for time travellers. He sent the invitation out the day after. Nobody attended.

 

FEATURED ARTICLES

Colombia, Turnaround Country

BY OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, GREG MILLS & DICKIE DAVIS

 

US: The Trump Cabinet of Equals

BY J BROOKS SPECTOR

 

OPINIONISTAS

How to be a Survivor

A column by KALIM RAJAB

 
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