First pig-to-human heart transplant, if successful, regulators and ethicists will need to define eligibility for pig organ

First pig-to-human heart transplant, if successful, regulators and ethicists will need to define eligibility for pig organ

The first person to receive a transplanted heart from a genetically modified pig is doing well after the procedure last week in Baltimore, Maryland. Transplant surgeons hope the advance will enable them to give more people animal organs, but many ethical and technical hurdles remain. “It’s been a long road...

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Sudan crisis: International community urged to offer military incentives to surrender power to civilians

Sudan crisis: International community urged to offer military incentives to surrender power to civilians

Events leading up to the resignation on January 2 of civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok have returned Sudan’s rocky democratic transition to square one. This raises fundamental questions about what needs to be done differently to revive the faltering democracy project. Hamdok had been prime minister in the joint military-civilian...

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Interview: How can a global treaty to end violence against women succeed?

Interview: How can a global treaty to end violence against women succeed?

As Covid-19 enters a third year, so does the “shadow pandemic” of violence against women. Such violence is not new of course, but it has been fostered by lockdowns and economic blows dealt by the coronavirus. The rise in violence since early 2020 has increased awareness and stirred interest in...

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Despite my efforts to give citizens security, peace, justice and stop bloodshed, that did not happen – exiting Sudan premier

Despite my efforts to give citizens security, peace, justice and stop bloodshed, that did not happen – exiting Sudan premier

Sudan’s prime minister, who was ousted in a military coup but reinstated over a month ago, resigned on Sunday, in the latest upheaval to disrupt the country’s shaky transition to democracy from dictatorship. The decision by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok came as widespread protests gripped the northeast African nation. Protesters...

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No doubting Thomas: Brazilian great Gilberto Silva compares Arsenal’s Partey to ex-teammate Patrick Vieira

No doubting Thomas: Brazilian great Gilberto Silva compares Arsenal’s Partey to ex-teammate Patrick Vieira

Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva has praised Thomas Partey’s performance against Manchester City on Saturday and says it reminded him of old teammate Patrick Vieira. The Ghana international was making his last appearance for the Gunners before he takes part in the Africa Cup of Nations this month and underlined...

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Changing Man United from a bunch kickabout individuals to a hungry outfit won’t be easy

Changing Man United from a bunch kickabout individuals to a hungry outfit won’t be easy

Ralf Rangnick questioned the physicality of his players as Manchester United could only manage a draw at Newcastle. The German suffered his first dropped points in charge of the Red Devils, who battled to a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park. Newcastle acquitted themselves brilliantly and often beat the visitors...

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‘Tigrayan rebels didn’t differentiate between farmers and trained fighters, they simply massacred’

‘Tigrayan rebels didn’t differentiate between farmers and trained fighters, they simply massacred’

Tigrayan rebel forces have called for an immediate ceasefire after withdrawing from towns across the Amhara and Afar regions amid a government offensive that has dramatically shifted the balance of Ethiopia’s devastating 13-month conflict. In a letter sent yesterday to the UN secretary-general, Tigray’s president Debretsion Gebremichael said he has...

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Reviving Sudan’s moribund economy is PM Hamdok’s primary goal, but winning over donors is a major challenge

Reviving Sudan’s moribund economy is PM Hamdok’s primary goal, but winning over donors is a major challenge

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s administration is struggling with a mountainous in-tray of problems inherited from the 30-year rule of al-Bashir. Behind the scenes, the military resisted moves to hold them accountable for the deaths of civilian protesters, and the equally sensitive matter of liquidating the network of opaque business activities...

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Sudan’s guardians of revolution speak for ‘voice of the streets’ to push for pro-poor economic agenda

Sudan’s guardians of revolution speak for ‘voice of the streets’ to push for pro-poor economic agenda

Mass demonstrations are expected in Sudan this weekend, on the third anniversary of the country’s revolution, in a new test of strength between pro-democracy activists and the military, whose coup in October toppled the country’s fragile transitional government. Neighbourhood-based resistance committees are, once again, playing a key role in mobilising...

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Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta’s frequent rifts with players of African origin points to inherent racism he’s hiding

Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta’s frequent rifts with players of African origin points to inherent racism he’s hiding

Does Mikel Arteta a problem with players of African origin? When the Gunners’ boss arrived at the Emirates nearly two years, Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette had formed a partnership that carried Arsenal through a tur Bulent phase. Their goal celebration suggested an understanding on and off the...

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