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Pompeo Says ‘Enormous Evidence’ Coronavirus Came From Wuhan Lab

  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that there was “enormous evidence” that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China. “There is enormous evidence that this is where it began,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.” But while highly critical of China’s handling of the matter, Pompeo declined to say … Continue reading Pompeo Says ‘Enormous Evidence’ Coronavirus Came From Wuhan Lab

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Mary Robinson To Lead Probe Into African Development Bank Chief

Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson will lead a panel to investigate the leader of the African Development Bank (AfDB), accused by whistleblowers of corruption, the bank said. Akinwumi Adesina, 60, a charismatic speaker known for his elegant suits and bow ties, became the first Nigerian to helm the AfDB in 2015 — but a 15-page … Continue reading Mary Robinson To Lead Probe Into African Development Bank Chief

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South Africa Bids Farewell To ‘Hero’ George Bizos, Mandela’s Lawyer

  South Africa on Thursday bade farewell to George Bizos, the “hero” anti-apartheid lawyer who represented Nelson Mandela at his trial for treason, at a state funeral filled with emotional tributes. Bizos, a revered, soft-spoken figure, died at his Johannesburg home last week of natural causes at the age of 92. His flag-draped coffin was … Continue reading South Africa Bids Farewell To ‘Hero’ George Bizos, Mandela’s Lawyer

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Party Conflicts: APC To Inaugurate 12-Member Reconciliation Committee

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will inaugurate a 12-member reconciliation committee to address grievances of party members across the country and resolve existing conflicts. The party in a statement on Tuesday revealed that Chief Bisi Akande will chair the committee made up of Governors of Niger, Osun States; Abubakar Bello and … Continue reading Party Conflicts: APC To Inaugurate 12-Member Reconciliation Committee

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Legendary Actor And ‘Bond’ Villain Michael Lonsdale Dies At 89

Michael Lonsdale, the British-French actor with a far-ranging film and theatre career but most widely recognised as the villain opposite James Bond in “Moonraker”, died on Monday aged 89, his agent told AFP. Lonsdale, who was bilingual, chalked up more than 200 roles over a six-decade career, equally at ease in experimental arthouse productions as in … Continue reading Legendary Actor And ‘Bond’ Villain Michael Lonsdale Dies At 89

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‘Parasite’ Shares Rocket After Oscar Wins

  South Korean shares linked to director Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning movie “Parasite” — a dark comedy about the gap between rich and poor — have soared after investors piled in following its unprecedented Academy Awards. Shares in its production company, distributor and even an instant noodle maker featured in the film have all shot up … Continue reading ‘Parasite’ Shares Rocket After Oscar Wins

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