International investigators now link tech giant Apple to massive theft of Congo minerals

International investigators now link tech giant Apple to massive theft of Congo minerals

Congo’s lawyers notified Apple CEO Tim Cook on April 22 of a series of concerns about its supply chain, and also wrote to Apple subsidiaries in France, demanding answers within three weeks. The Amsterdam & Partners LLP law firm has been investigating allegations that minerals mined in Congo by several companies and armed groups are being smuggled out through Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi.

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French, Russia, Chinese firms scramble for contract to build Ghana’s first nuclear power plant

French, Russia, Chinese firms scramble for contract to build Ghana’s first nuclear power plant

Ghana started considering building a nuclear power plant in the 1960s but the process was derailed by a coup. It revived the plan in 2006 with the International Atomic Energy Association’s assistance, following a devastating power crisis that year.

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After space missions on Mars and Moon, NASA plans to land on Uranus in 10 years and wants EPA on board

After space missions on Mars and Moon, NASA plans to land on Uranus in 10 years and wants EPA on board

The mission has been under discussion for some time, and it will be exciting to see it begin to take shape. But, to make sure it is successful and happens as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, we would like to see others involved in its design, too. As a first step, we call for the European Space Agency (ESA) to join the project by, for example, building the entry probe, a possibility that was foreseen in the decadal report and has been assessed by ESA but has not yet been agreed.

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Some respite for WikiLeaks founder Assange as he wins right to appeal against extradition to US

Some respite for WikiLeaks founder Assange as he wins right to appeal against extradition to US

The brief ruling from the bench followed arguments over Assange’s claim that by releasing the trove of confidential documents he was essentially a publisher and due the free press protections guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

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London court to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be extradited to US

London court to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be extradited to US

The US has provided those reassurances, though Assange’s legal team and supporters argue they are not good enough to rely on to send him to the US federal court system.

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Smartphone companies scramble for growing market in Africa, but put at risk users personal data

Smartphone companies scramble for growing market in Africa, but put at risk users personal data

Literacy rates that are below the global average, and lack of services in many African languages – some 2,000 are spoken across the continent, according to The African Language Program at Harvard University – are other reasons why a smartphone isn’t a compelling investment for some.

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Critics say US’ legalisation of plant-grown meat is a ‘dangerous grand experiment’ that’ll hurt health and environment

Critics say US’ legalisation of plant-grown meat is a ‘dangerous grand experiment’ that’ll hurt health and environment

In the case of Piggy Sooy, “They’re creating a transgenic life form – they’re taking the genes from a totally different species, in this case an animal, and inserting them into existing soy genetics. What could go wrong? We don’t know.” Yet, these products “will eventually be involved in agriculture, because those seeds that they’re genetically modifying will go in soil, will go in the environment,” Kastel said. “The impacts are unknown.”

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Kenya telecoms operator Safaricom posts $1.07 billion earnings for full year to March

Kenya telecoms operator Safaricom posts $1.07 billion earnings for full year to March

Overall group service revenue grew 13.4 per cent year on year to 335 billion shillings. Safaricom group’s M-Pesa mobile financial services business grew 8.8 per cent to 117.2 billion shillings, while mobile data revenue grew 11.4 per cent to 54 billion shillings, the company said in a statement.

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Truth behind the fake meat industry: New film exposes in detail health risks of lab-grown meat

Truth behind the fake meat industry: New film exposes in detail health risks of lab-grown meat

Considering the well-established effects of ultra-processed foods, it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out about the health effects of lab-grown and cultured meats, which are the epitome of ultra-processed food.

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Stripped of privacy and personal autonomy, global elites are now pushing us into ‘techno-totalitarianism’

Stripped of privacy and personal autonomy, global elites are now pushing us into ‘techno-totalitarianism’

McCollough called these entities “a group of very powerful controligarchs … who are trying to put in place techno-totalitarianism” and are “stripping the middle class of all of its assets, all of its resources, pushing us down into what is basically a serf class.”

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