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While you were sleeping: 6 February 2018

  • 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 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.
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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
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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

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

By UFRIEDA HO
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
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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
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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

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

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
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Catholic Church: Priest accused of abuse in Ireland sent by church to Malawi

By AMABHUNGANE
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

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

By Marelise van der Merwe
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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
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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
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump delivers his first State of the Union from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA, 30 January 2018. At rear are US Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

US: President Trump gives an astonishing impression of a real president in his first State of the Union speech

By J Brooks Spector
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While you were sleeping: 31 January 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Men repairing generators at a workshop in Boys Town, Margibi County, Liberia 11 May 2016. The cost of electricity generation in West Africa is very high as a result of the region's high dependence on expensive oil based thermal generation. EPA/AHMED JALLANZO

Op-Ed: Harnessing the Hustle – time for Africa’s prosperity

By Todd M Johnson
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Bruno Mars poses with his six Grammys in the press room during the 60th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, USA, 28 January 2018.

While you were sleeping: 30 January 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa meets British Prime Minister Theresa May on the margins of the World Economic Forum 2018 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: Team SA had to work double-time and hit the right notes to capture world’s attention at Davos

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: A dog looks down an alleyway between shack homes in Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, 07 September 2016. Photo: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Intellectually dishonest? Free Market Foundation dismisses Oxfam Inequality Report on flimsy grounds

By Rekang Jankie, Carilee Osborne & Michael Nassen Smith