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20 February 2018 15:19 (South Africa)

People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime: Former French presidents Sarkozy and Chirac implicated in evidence

  • Marelise van der Merwe
    Marelise van der Merwe

    Marelise van der Merwe writes about anything and everything. After she studied, and then studied some more, and then studied a bit more, she spent some years writing, editing, researching and teaching, before becoming production editor at the Daily Maverick. After a couple more years keeping vampire hours in order to bring you each shiny new edition (you’re welcome) she ventured into the daylight to write features. She still blinks in the sunlight.

Photo: Former French president Jacques Chirac (R) and then French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) arrive for a ceremony to award the Fondation Chirac Conflict Prevention Prize at the Sorbonne university in Paris, France, 06 November 2009. EPA/MICHEL EULER
Photo: Then South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shake hands during a meeting at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing, China, 14 July 2015. Photo: EPA/NG HAN GUAN / POOL

Analysis: Ramaphosa’s China Conundrum – to kowtow or hit back?

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: British writer Tony Judt poses during the presentation of his essay Postwar period. A History of Europe since 1945, in Madrid, Spain, Thursday 26 October 2006. EPA/VICTOR LERENA

Op-Ed: Tony Judt, a historian who asked the right questions – what would he make of us now?

By Todd M Johnson

A view on a mural by Italian street art artist Andrea Ravo Mattoni of a famous painting 'Orphan Girl at the Cemetery' by French artist Eugene Delacroix at 'Le Mur' in Paris, France, 17 February 2018.

While you were sleeping: 19 February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta and Duduzane Zuma (Muntu Vilakazi for Gallo Images)

Op-Ed: The Guptas can be extradited from the United Arab Emirates

By Anton Katz & Eshed Cohen
Photo: Residence of South Africa-based Gupta Brothers in Dehradun. Photo: Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times: Uttarakhand gives Z-security to Gupta brothers probed over graft in South Africa

By Hindustan Times
Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (front) visits the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in Novosibirsk, Russia, 08 February 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/ALEXEY NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL MANDATORY CREDIT

South Africa’s Electricity Choice, Part 4: The dangers of dealing with Russia

By Anton Eberhard & Amory Lovins

EFF Commander Julius Malema addresses media following Jacob Zuma's resignation, Parliament, 15 February 2018.

While you were sleeping: 16 February 2018

By John Stupart

President Jacob Zuma addresses the media during a national television address in which he resigned, Pretoria, South Africa, 14 February 2018. President Zuma has been under intense pressure to resign amidst ongoing corruption and state capture allegations.

While you were sleeping: 15 February 2018

By John Stupart

Hirono Asami of Japan in action during the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final Run 1 at the Bokwang Phoenix Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 12 February 2018.

While you were sleeping: 13 February 2018

By John Stupart

An ANC supporter holds a placard during Sunday's rally as part of marking 100 years since Mandela's birth.

While you were sleeping: 12 February 2018

By John Stupart

Tibet/South Africa Relations: A tale of two countries – trade and the voiceless

Photo: Iris Dawn Parker

Theatre Review: A point of contention passed over to posterity

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo: Kim Young-nam (L), president of the Presidium of the North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly and Kim Yo-jong (C), the sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un at the women’s Ice Hockey match between Switzerland and Korea at the Kwandong Hockey Centre during the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea, 10 February 2018. EPA-EFE/ALEXANDRA WEY

The Koreas: Games on and off the field as Winter Olympics offer a chance to thaw relations

By J Brooks Spector

A handout photo made available by the Sanhsing Township Office shows people posing for photographs beside dogs made of straw in Sanhsing Township, Taiwan, 06 February 2018. The township office has made two large dogs which are three and two meters tall respectively, and three puppies to usher in the Chinese New Year, or the Year of the Dog, which starts on 16 February.

While you were sleeping: 9 February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump at the official reception to the opening day of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. EPA/DANIEL KOPATSCH

US: Memento Mori, Donald – and no tanks for the memory

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: BSF Nigeria / Instagram

Winter Olympics 2018: All eyes on remarkable Nigerian women bobsleigh team

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Lobsang Sangay, President (Sikyong) of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 08 August 2017. EPA/MICK TSIKAS

China reacts with fury to Tibetan leader’s visit to South Africa

Main photo: Live abalone Haliotis midae. Photo© Adelle Roux/Flickr

Abalone Poaching: ‘Hong Kong sucking up mountain of poached SA seafood’

By Tony Carnie
People pose in human body forms cut out of ice blocks as below freezing temperatures prevail, at the Pyeongchang Winter Festival, near the Olympic Stadium, in Pyeongchang county, South Korea, 07 February 2018.  BY EPA-EFE/BARBARA WALTON

While you were sleeping: 8 February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, addresses a gathering during an event held to observe Tibetan National Uprising day in the suburb of McLeod Ganj, the seat of the Central Tibetan Administration in exile, near Dharamsala, India, 10 March 2017.  Photo: EPA/SANJAY BAID

SA’s Tibet Problem: An interview with China’s public enemy number two, Lobsang Sangay

By Kevin Bloom

The SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket takes off from Cape Kennedy in Florida, USA on 06 February 2018. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, will launch its Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful rocket in the world. As part of its payload the Falcon Heavy is carrying Musk’s cherry red Roadster from Tesla, his electric car company.

While you were sleeping: 7 February 2018

By John Stupart

#GuptaLeaks: How Bank of Baroda’s misadventures dragged it into South Africa’s political crisis

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: Samantha Sophia on Unsplash

Catholic Church: Priest accused of abuse in Ireland sent by church to Malawi


An image of Prince is displayed during the half-time of Super Bowl 52 at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, 4 February 2018. The NFC Champions Philadelphia Eagles played the AFC Champions New England Patriots in the National Football League's annual championship game.

While you were sleeping: 6 February 2018

By John Stupart

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz makes a first down during the third quarter of Super Bowl 52 at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, 4 February 2018. The NFC Champions Philadelphia Eagles played the AFC Champions New England Patriots in the National Football League's annual championship game.

While you were sleeping: 5 February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump smiles during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA, 30 January 2018. This is the first State of the Union address given by US President Donald J. Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. EPA-EFE/WIN MCNAMEE / POOL

Op-Ed: State of the Union – Where to now for Trumpistan?

By Jonathan Faull
Photo: Vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam in Hanoi, Vietnam, 29 June 2017. EPA/LUONG THAI LINH

Op-Ed: Hanoi on Two Wheels – The method in Motorbike Mayhem

By Mike Wills
BY EPA-EFE/Massimo Percossi

The moon backdrops a flock of birds flies over the sky of Rome, Italy, 30 January 2018. On 31 January 2018, a Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon coincide to create a rare lunar event that hasn't been seen in more than 150 years.

While you were sleeping: 1 February

By John Stupart
Photo: Hwange National Park. Photo: Don Pinnock

Unbanning US trophy imports: Trump jams a spanner in the works

By Don Pinnock