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21 January 2018 16:43 (South Africa)

Sparing Saudi Arabia’s blushes: How the US media colluded with government

  • Khadija Patel
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    Khadija Patel

    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. 


An Airbus A380-800 aircraft of UAE carrier Emirates comes in for a safe landing at Duesseldorf International Airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, 18 January 2018. The German Meteorological Service (DWD) has issued severe weather warnings due to strong winds. DWD warns that storm ‘Friederike’ is predicted to be in full effect on 18 January bringing gale-force winds along with it.

While you were sleeping: 19 January 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: African asylum seekers and Israelis residents of South Tel Aviv neighborhoods hold signs in Hebrew that read 'South Tel Aviv is against the deportation' during a protest against the African migrants deportations in southern Tel Aviv, Israel, 09 January 2018. The Israeli Population and Immigration Authority launched a massive departure program 'voluntary leave' intended to pay each refugee $3,500 in exchange for leaving the country back to Africa, those who refuse will be imprisoned. Some 38,000 African asylum seekers live in Israel. EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN

The misery of Israel’s 38,000 African asylum seekers and the dubious ‘third country’ solution

Photo: South Korean protesters hold up placards during a rally against US policy towards North Korea near the US embassy in Seoul, South Korea, 16 January 2018. Protesters gathered to demand peace talks between the US and North Korea ahead of North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics in PyongChang. EPA-EFE/JEON HEON-KYUN

Analysis: Two Koreas, One team, One flag – but will it stop the bomb?

Photo: Piyoosh Goyal, right.

amaBhungane and Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: Meet the money launderers

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: Union Minister Kapil Sibal and Congress candidate from Chandini Chowk Delhi flashes the victory sign as he arrives to file his nominations for the upcoming parliamentary elections in New Delhi, India, 20 March 2014.  EPA/STR

amaBhungane and Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: Indian politician’s deal with Gupta partner

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
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amaBhungane and Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: Liverpool company owns 49% of Indian firm implicated in kickback scheme

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: Protesters demonstrate against the World Economic Forum (WEF) and US president Donald Trump, in Bern, Switzerland, 13 January 2018. The WEF will take place from January 23 till January 26 in Davos. EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN MERZ

Statesmen write to Trump about 'enduring bonds' between Africa and the US


Former Trump Campaign Manager and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (L) leaves the building after he testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on Washington, DC, USA, 16 January 2018. Bannon refused to answer questions from the committee and was served on the spot with a subpoena.

While you were sleeping: 18 January 2018

By John Stupart

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves against Tatjana Maria of Germany during round one, on day two of the Australian Open tennis tournament, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 January 2018.

While you were sleeping: 17 January 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Lord Peter Hain (EPA)

Scorpio: Hogan Lovells declares 'disappointment' at Lord Hain accusations


While you were sleeping: 16 January 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump makes opening remarks as he holds a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 January 2018. Pictured from left to right: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; President Trump; US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis; and US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. EPA-EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

US, SA agree not to step in the by-product of Trump’s racist statement

Photo: Lord Peter Hain (EPA)

Scorpio: Lord Hain labels Moyane and Makwakwa ‘corrupt’, Hogan Lovells ‘either a willingly gullible or malevolent accomplice’


A Boeing 737-800 passenger plane of Pegasus Airlines sits on a cliff crashed after going off the runway at Trabzon Airport in Trabzon, Turkey, 14 January 2018. According to reports, the aircraft flying from Ankara to Trabzon went off the tarmac after landing on 13 January. No injuries of the 162 passengers and 6 crew were reported in the accident.

While you were sleeping: 15 January 2018

Photo: Jessye Lapenn, the Chargé D’Affaires at the U.S. Mission to South Africa, administered the oath to Peace Corps volunteers on September 22, 2017. Photo: US Embassy SA (flickr)

South African government to démarche US embassy official over Trump’s slur

Photo: US President Donald J. Trump returns to the White House in Washington, D.C., USA, 07 January 2018. EPA-EFE/KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL

US: Trump’s cringeworthy prelude to a nasty, dangerous 2018

By J Brooks Spector
File Photo: US President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a prison reform roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 11 January 2018.  EPA-EFE/SHAWN THEW

Trump's slur against African countries causes outrage

Photo: A placard with the hashtag MeToo (#MeToo) stands on a desk during a debate to discuss preventive measures against sexual harassment and abuse in the EU at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 25 October 2017. EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER

Op-Ed: Breaking the Silence - Male Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict


Cattle on a dyke bordered by flood water at Fort Pannerden in Doornenburg, The Netherlands, 10 January 2018. After heavy rains and snow melt, the water levels in the Dutch rivers have risen.

While you were sleeping: 11 January 2018

By John Stupart

Op-Ed: Cryptocurrencies – Digital gold, a bubble or an investment case?

By Daniel Polakow, Nico Katzke & Onno Huyser

Rebecca Hickson (L) and Sarah Turnbull pose for photographs after being married in a ceremony in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 09 January 2018. The day marks the first official day same-sex marriage ceremonies can take place in Australia after legislation was passed in parliament in December 2017.

While you were sleeping: 10 January 2018

By John Stupart


A general view of the church of Immerath that is to be demolished to expand the Tagebau Garzweiler daylight mine, in Immerath, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, 08 January 2018. The large surface mine (Tagebau) is operated by RWE and is used for mining lignite. 

While you were sleeping: 9 January 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump gestures as he returns to the White House in Washington, D.C., USA, 07 January 2018. President Trump was on a weekend trip with Republican leadership and members of his cabinet at Camp David. EPA-EFE/KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL

US: The 'Very Stable Genius' of Donald Trump

By J Brooks Spector

US: Donald Trump’s Yuge, Bigly first year as President. It was gonna be amazing, folks. It wasn’t.

By J Brooks Spector

Flying low: The Guptas could lose ZS-OAK, their private jet

By Richard Poplak

US President Donald J. Trump, joined by Republican members of the House and Senate, speaks about the passage of the Republican tax plan on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, USA 20 December 2017. The President is expected to sign the bill in January.

While you were sleeping: 22 December 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive for the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair at Messe Frankfurt, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 10 October 2017. EPA-EFE/ARMANDO BABANI

2017 Daily Maverick International Persons of the Year runners-up: Axis of Reason – Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A protester holds up a sign at a #MeToo rally in front of the Trump International Hotel at Columbus Circle in New York, New York, USA, 09 December 2017. EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY

2017 Daily Maverick International Persons of the Year – The Silence Breakers

By J Brooks Spector

Zizi Kodwa and David Mahlobo address the media at the ANC elective conference, Wednesday 20 December 2017.

While you were sleeping: 21 December 2017

By John Stupart