New audit report questions US funding of China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, alleged to be origin of Covid

The national institutes of health failed to effectively monitor a controversial grant that was used to study coronaviruses in China, according to a lengthy report released this week from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services. The report takes to task both the...

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Pfizer CEO caught on camera explaining plans to milk vaccine cash-cow by ‘mutating’ Covid virus

Pfizer CEO caught on camera explaining plans to milk vaccine cash-cow by ‘mutating’ Covid virus

Project Veritas on Wednesday has released a video of a Pfizer executive admitting that the pharmaceutical firm is internally discussing a way to “mutate” the Covid-19 virus via “directed evolution” in an effort to “pre-emptively develop new vaccines.” The executive Jordon Trishton Walker, is a “Pfizer Director of Research and...

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Critics term South Africa’s ruling party’s proposals to tackle violent crime as poorly thought out

Critics term South Africa’s ruling party’s proposals to tackle violent crime as poorly thought out

The “fight against crime and corruption” is one of the African National Congress’ (ANC) six priorities for 2023, according to the ruling party’s January 8 statement. But it offers little beyond vague and poorly considered proposals on the way forward. The statement, issued each year on the anniversary of the...

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Brighton holding midfielder Caicedo looks set to force club to allow him to chase dream at Arsenal

Brighton holding midfielder Caicedo looks set to force club to allow him to chase dream at Arsenal

Moises Caicedo has appeared to post a plea to leave Brighton, less than 12 hours after it was revealed that the midfielder was planning to force through a move to either Arsenal or Chelsea before next week”s deadline. The Seagulls star has attracted interest from a host of clubs across...

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African peacekeepers on UN assignments top number on military personnel killed in line of duty

African peacekeepers on UN assignments top number on military personnel killed in line of duty

Thirty-two United Nations (UN) peacekeeping personnel died in deliberate attacks last year, according to the world body’s staff union. For the ninth year in a row, the UN Multi-Dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was the deadliest for peacekeepers with 14 fatalities. The West African mission was followed by...

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Eastern African bloc IGAD co-opts media in peace and security agenda in push against conflict

Eastern African bloc IGAD co-opts media in peace and security agenda in push against conflict

The eight-member regional economic community in the East and Horn of Africa region – IGAD (Inter-Governmental Authority on Development) plans to bring media onside in reporting on peace and security issues in the region. To this end it launched what it calls “a new media network” under the auspices of...

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga revisits 2022 presidential poll, terms current regime illegal

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga revisits 2022 presidential poll, terms current regime illegal

Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has said his political coalition does not recognise William Ruto as the President of Kenya and declared the new Kenyan government as “illegitimate”. Mr Ruto beat him in last August’s poll, but Mr Odinga – who appeared at Nairobi’s Kamukunji Stadium along with his running...

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Why Super Powers are frantically wooing Africa as relations among themselves deteriorate

Why Super Powers are frantically wooing Africa as relations among themselves deteriorate

To call it a new ‘scramble for Africa’, as some like to do, is clearly hyperbolic. Nonetheless, it can’t be denied that the Big Powers are energetically wooing Africa as relations among themselves deteriorate. China’s new Foreign Minister Qin Gang got off to an early start, visiting Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola,...

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Why do US presidents traffic classified documents out of White House upon leaving office?

Why do US presidents traffic classified documents out of White House upon leaving office?

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are both facing special counsel investigations into their retention of classified documents after leaving office. The materials discovered in locations controlled by Biden reportedly relate to his time as vice president under Barack Obama and Trump’s are from his tenure as president. Democrats have sought...

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EPL biggest derby serves juice: Arsenal versus Manchester United is back – and back with a vengeance

EPL biggest derby serves juice: Arsenal versus Manchester United is back – and back with a vengeance

To apply a slogan synonymous with the red side of Merseyside: this meant more. Or at least it felt that way. There was noticeably more crunch in the tackle, distinctly more crisp in the pass. “What a game, it is a proper football match. This is retro Manchester United and...

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