"Ouattara is an intelligent man. In the macro-economic sense of the word he has run the country well," said Silver Konan. "His failure has been to divide the wealth that has come from this renewed growth. And problems with corruption persist. But there's no denying the progress that has been made," Silver Konan said. … [Read more...] about Is Ivory Coast’s president tightening his grip on power?
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Prof David Nutt, who formerly chaired the government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, said Narconon’s claim about telling “the truth about drugs” in its talk was not correct. He said: “Though I can’t see the school teaching material on the web – based on the info re Narconon I suspect that it won’t be truly scientifically or evidence based. Sadly we have known for years that Scientology is the main provider of ‘teaching’ materials on addiction to schools, as the UK government doesn’t fund any alternative sources. … [Read more...] about Amazon to donate to drug charity linked to Scientology
Ghalibaf has said only 30% of the country’s economic travails are caused by sanctions, saying mismanagement of the economy is the chief culprit. Principlists claim the reformers have tried to interfere in the economy excessively, and want Iran to look to its neighbours to boost trade, rather than Europe. Ghalibaf’s insistence that Iran is responsible for its own fate may be a rod for his own back if the economy does not improve. … [Read more...] about Iran elections: conservatives heading for large majority
Pete Buttigieg finished a strong second, but his success outside the first two states is still an open question. Warren, his closest rival for the liberal left vote, has yet to prove she can finish near Sanders. Amy Klobuchar's success ensures she'll stick around and the moderate support will remain splintered. … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary ahead of Pete Buttigieg
Why a young former mayor is surging in US electionAmy KlobucharIowa was supposed to be the launching point for the senator from the nearby state of Minnesota - if she was going to have one. It turns out, however, snow-covered New Hampshire was the state that warmed to her pitch of moderate pragmatism. … [Read more...] about New Hampshire primary: Which Democrat REALLY had the best night?