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Put Blair and Straw on trial for torture

By Craig Murray

Former British Ambassador To Uzbekistan

In the summer of 2004, I warned Tony Blair’s Foreign Office that Britain was using intelligence material which had been obtained by the CIA under torture. Two months later I was sacked … Read the rest

Austria mulling gold repatriation

The Austrian state audit court says the central bank should address the concentration risk of storing 80% of its gold reserves with the Bank of England, Standard reports, citing draft audit report.

The court has advised the central bank to … Read the rest

US, France brace for Africa

Molotov cocktails explode and tear gas fill the streets as U.S. Marines from SPMAGTF Crisis Response – Africa and French gendarmes with Mobile Gendarmerie Armored Group try to control a crowd of rioters in a city street.

That is how … Read the rest

Rare cub stolen for muti

A rare animal, a jaguar cub was stolen from the Bloemfontein Zoo and allegedly used for muti, Free State police said.

Muti is a term for “traditional medicine” or witchcraft in Southern Africa as far north as Lake Tanganyika. The … Read the rest