Renowned environmentalist, Alagoa Morris, said: “To a great extent, some Niger Deltans even see some of us advocating against acts that further degrade our fragile ecosystem and environment as enemies because they feel everyone should support whatever they decide to do hook line and sinker. World view and what we observe locally have shown that sabotage is part of conflict, especially between government and rebels. In the Niger Delta, sabotaging oil installations has been part of the struggle for a better deal for our people and communities.” … [Read more...] about Insecurity in Niger Delta: Should militants confront criminals?
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Another name that has come up is Abdullah Qardesh, said to be a former Iraqi military officer who spent time with Baghdadi at Camp Bucca, the U.S.-run prison in Iraq that housed jihadists following the Iraq War. Scholars disagree over whether Qardesh is a separate person or just another alias for Abdallah. … [Read more...] about Supporters Begin Flocking to New Islamic State Leader
By Benjamin MuellerLONDON: All at once, the coronavirus seemed to change.For months, Dr. Steven Kemp, an infectious disease expert, had been scanning a global library of coronavirus genomes. He was studying how the virus had mutated in the lungs of a patient struggling to shake a raging infection in a nearby Cambridge hospital, and he wanted to know if those changes would turn up in other people.Then, in late November, Kemp made a startling match: Some of the same mutations detected in the patient, along with other changes, were appearing again and again in newly infected people, mostly in Britain.Worse, the changes were concentrated in the spike protein the virus uses to latch onto human cells, suggesting that a virus already wreaking havoc around the world was evolving in a way that could make it even more contagious.“There’s a load of mutations that occur together at the same frequency,” he wrote on Dec. 2 to Dr. Ravindra Gupta, a Cambridge virologist. Listing the … [Read more...] about How British scientists found the more infectious coronavirus variant