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While you were sleeping: 10 April 2017

  • 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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An Indonesian Sukhoi Su-30 jet fighter performs during a ceremony to mark 71th anniversary of the Indonesian Air Force at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, 09 April 2017. Indonesia plans to buy eight Su-35 multirole air superiority fighter jets from Russia to boost the capabilities of the Indonesian air force.
Photo: The original iconic photo that was taken by photographer Sam Nzima.

Repurposing Historic Symbols: Lessons from Hector Pieterson via Trump’s America to Selborne College

By J Brooks Spector
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Tunisians take part in a protest against US President Donald J. Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Tunis, Tunisia, 07 December 2017. US president Donald J. Trump on 06 December announced he is recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and will relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

While you were sleeping: 8 December 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Mike Masutha, addresses the National Human Rights Day Commemoration in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, on 21 March, 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

‘SA should not withdraw from ICC, needs to project itself as a leader in anti-impunity efforts’ – NGOs

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas grenade during clashes at Huwwara checkpoint, near the West Bank City of Nablus, 07 December 2017; 34 Palestinians were wounded, including one in critical condition during the clashes following Palestinians protests after an announcement of a general strike and a rage day to protest against US President Donald J. Trump declaration recognising Jerusalem as the capital of the Israel. EPA-EFE/ALAA BADARNEH

Op-Ed: Recognition of Jerusalem by the US is reckless and must be sanctioned

By Shenilla Mohamed
Photo: Palestinians refugees attend a protest against the US President decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, 07 December 2017. US president Donald J. Trump on 06 December announced he is recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and will relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER

US: 12/06/2017 – The day Jerusalem gained a US embassy, and Donald Trump threw away US leverage

By J Brooks Spector
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A Los Angeles County Fire helicopter flies over during the 'Skirball Fire' which began in the early morning in Bel-Air, California, USA, 06 December 2017.

While you were sleeping: 7 December 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A file photograph showing South African president PW Botha during his last election speech in Johannesburg, on 04 May 1987. Botha led white minority rule of the nation between 1978 and 1989. EPA/STF

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – Ties to Tel Aviv

By Open Secrets
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Romain Jordan Sebastian Imadouchine from France reacts during the men's 85kg weight class Snatch competition at the Weightlifting World Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, USA, 03 December 2017.

While you were sleeping: 5 December 2017

By John Stupart
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Visitors enjoy viewing the so-called 'Supermoon' from a gondola of a ferris wheel at an amusement park in Tokyo, Japan, 03 December 2017. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) a series of three 'Supermoons' - dubbed the 'Supermoon trilogy' - will appear in the sky on 03 December 2017, on 01 January 2018 and and 31 January 2018.

While you were sleeping: 4 December 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A general view of Mount Gunung Agung volcano spewing hot volcanic ash seen from Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, 01 December 2017.  EPA-EFE/MADE NAGI

Gunung Agung: When a great volcano spews molten anger

By J Brooks Spector
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Pope Francis reviews a honour guard during a welcome ceremony as he arrives at Dhaka International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 30 November 2017. Pope Francis' visit in Myanmar and Bangladesh runs from 27 november to 02 December 2017.

While you were sleeping: 1 December 2017

By John Stupart
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte (2R) is sent to the stands after remonstrating with referee Neil Swarbrick during an English Premier League soccer match against Swansea at Stamford Bridge in London, Britain, 29 November 2017.

While you were sleeping: 30 November 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron (2-L) and Mohammed VI (C), the King of Morocco speak ahead of a family picture at the 5th African Union-European Union (AU-EU) summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 29 November 2017. The summit aims to improve cooperation on issues such as migration and development. EPA-EFE/BALLESTEROS

AU/EU Summit: Joint task force planned to target modern slavery

By PETER FABRICIUS
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A man kneels down as he and others face off against police officers after they tried to force their way into the stadium where President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta is about to arrive for his swearing-in ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya, 28 November 2017.

While you were sleeping: 29 November 2017

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Photo: Protesters attend a demonstration against alleged slavery in Libya, at Sergelstorg in Stockholm, Sweden, 25 November 2017. A CNN’s footage of young Africans being auctioned off near Tripoli, filmed on a hidden camera and aired on November 14, has prompted protests in various parts of the world. EPA-EFE/CLAUDIO BRESCIANI.

AU/EU Summit: European countries blocking the migration of Africans blamed for rise in slavery

By PETER FABRICIUS
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Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is crowned the 2017 Miss Universe following the conclusion of the pageant at The Axis at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 26 November 2017.

While you were sleeping: 28 November 2017

By John Stupart
Main photo: Augusto Pinochet, shortly after the military coup in Chile, 11 September 1973.

Declassified: Apartheid Profits –Pals with Pinochet

By Open Secrets
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A Balinese farmer works on his farm as the Mount Agung volcano spews volcanic ash in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, 26 November 2017. According to reports from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Centre, the volcano has erupted and is spewing an ash cloud more than 1,500 metres in height. The airlines Jetstar and Quantas have cancelled all flights to and from Bali as a result of the eruption. 

While you were sleeping: 27 November 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Shoppers are seen during the Black Friday sales in New York, USA, 24 November 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/JASON SZENES

Black Friday: Shopping craze origins nothing to do with slavery – here’s the real backstory

By J Brooks Spector
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A man walk on a sand-barrier, at the southern areas of Dead Sea near Ein Bokek, Israel, 22 November 2017.

While you were sleeping: 24 November 2017

By John Stupart
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Presidential bodyguards stand guard prior to the address of Zimbabwean former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa (not seen) at the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, 22 November 2017. Mnangagwa reportedly left the country after he was sacked by then-president Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned from his post on 21 November, following a military intervention, he was president of Zimbabwe for 37 years.

While you were sleeping: 23 November 2017

By John Stupart
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People celebrate outside parliament after hearing the news that President Robert Mugabe resigned in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21 November 2017. Zimbabwe's parliamentary speaker on 21 November said Mugabe has resigned as President via a letter to parliament after having been president of Zimbabwe for 37 years. This comes days after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down.

While you were sleeping: 22 November 2017

By John Stupart
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Bavaria state governor and chairman of the German Christian Social Union (CSU) party, Horst Seehofer (L), and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pass an artwork during a final session of exploratory talks of four political parties at the federal state residence of Baden Wuerttemberg in Berlin, Germany, 19 November 2017. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) are holding talks to form the next Government after the general elections in September 2017.

While you were sleeping: 21 November 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A former leader of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito.

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – The Triple Coup

By Open Secrets
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Zimbabweans watch as President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation live on national TV in Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2017. This comes a day after tens of thousands of people toke to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down.

While you were sleeping: 20 November 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (L) and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R) embrace as they arrive for an extraordinary meeting of the SA Development Community (SADC) heads of state and government at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 June 2009. EPA/UNATI NGAMNTWINI

Zimbabwe: When is a coup not a coup?

By J Brooks Spector
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A Zimbabwean Army armoured personnel carrier is seen parked in Harare. As of the end of Thursday, the Zimbabwean military remained squarely in control of the country.

While you were sleeping: 17 November 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Chad le Clos of South Africa on his way to win the men’s 200m Butterfly final during the 17th FINA Swimming World Championships in the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, 26 July 2017. EPA/TAMAS KOVACS HUNGARY OUT

Reporter’s Sporting Weekend Notebook: A week of epic World Cup fails

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: HSBC's City of London branch, 24 April 2015. Photo: Andy Rain/(EPA)

State Capture: HSBC SA warned London of Gupta money laundering – Peter Hain

By Marianne Thamm