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Putin sworn in for the fifth time as Russia president.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has been sworn into office for the fifth time.

Puttin who had no opposition in the March election will steer the paddle of Russia government for another 6 years.

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In his remarks, Putin said, “We are a united and great people. Together we will overcome all obstacles, we will bring all our plans to fruition, and together we will win.”

“We will pass through this difficult, decisive period with dignity and become even stronger,” Putin said at his inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin, attended by an AFP journalist.

“We are a united and great nation,” Putin said in an upbeat speech, to applause from an audience of around 2,500 people including officials and military top brass.

“Together we will overcome all obstacles, achieve everything we have planned, and together we will win,” he said.

 

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The president who ruled as a bachelor and never marries

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James Buchanan was born on April 23, 1791, in Stony Batter, Pennsylvania… Buchanan presided over the dissolution of the Union. His faith that the legal system would resolve the slavery issue locked him into inaction. Most historians blame Buchanan for hastening the greatest crisis in American history… Died: June 1, 1868.

The Era
Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Felix Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, and Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species published (1857, 1858, 1859)
Queen Victoria and Buchanan exchange the first official transatlantic telegraph message (1858)
Radical abolitionist John Brown leads a raid on a federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry; he is apprehended and hanged (1859)
Construction of the Suez Canal begins (1859)

Domestic Policy
At his inauguration, Buchanan made his position clear: states should decide the legality of slavery within their borders. Two days later, the Supreme Court handed down a decision on a slave named Dred Scott, who argued that his residence in a free state made him a free man. The court disagreed, claiming that Scott was a piece of property without the rights of citizenship. One implication of the court’s decision was that slavery could not be excluded from any U.S. territories. Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860 as an opponent of slavery’s expansion prompted South Carolina and six other states to secede and form the Confederacy while Buchanan was still in office, before Lincoln was even inaugurated. The lame duck Buchanan tried to appease the South to no avail.

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With his hands full at home, Buchanan’s foreign policy was limited to attempts to influence the Americas. Efforts to annex Cuba derailed because the island would surely have entered the Union as a slave state. An American named William Walker was arrested for establishing a dictatorship in Nicaragua but Walker claimed to be acting as Buchanan’s agent and was freed. American ships maneuvered Britain away from claims to American colonies and ground troops massed on Mexico’s northern border. All of these clumsy coercive activities increased international enmity towards the United States.

Presidential Politics
“I had hoped for the nomination in 1844, again in 1848, and even in 1852, but now I would hesitate to take it. Before many years the abolitionists will bring war upon this land. It may come during the next presidential term.” Buchanan’s work as a diplomat had kept him out of the country as the issue of slavery roiled the nation. His clean record and general support for states’ rights as a reflection of the will of the people allowed him to defeat the Republican John Frémont in the 1856 election. Pledged to serve only one term — and eager to vacate the White House before civil war became a reality — Buchanan’s antagonistic relationship with Stephen Douglas split the Democratic Party, allowing the Republican Abraham Lincoln to win handily in 1860.


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Iranian begins funeral process for their late president

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Late Iran president, Raisi had 'lot of blood on his hands' - White House

Thousands of Iranians walked sombrely through the streets on Tuesday for the funeral procession of President Ebrahim Raisi and seven members of his entourage who were killed in a helicopter crash.

Waving Iranian flags and portraits of the late president, the mourners set off from a central square in the northwestern city of Tabriz, where Raisi was headed when his helicopter crashed on Sunday.


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The Fate of OIC Vehicles and the Need for Transparency and Accountability

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As the curtains close on the OIC Banjul Summit, Gambia finds itself grappling not only with the aftermath of a poorly attended and organized event but also with pressing questions about the fate of millions of dalasis worth of vehicles procured for the summit. The citizens of this nation, instead of focusing solely on the summit’s failures, must demand answers regarding the use and allocation of these resources.

The acquisition of over 90 vehicles worth of millions of dalasis, particularly fuel-heavy cars, raises significant concerns amidst rising fuel prices and the strain this places on the country’s already limited resources. While the focus might initially be on which government departments or officials will receive these vehicles, the larger issue pertains to the ongoing costs associated with their maintenance and fuel consumption.

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The timing of these acquisitions couldn’t be more challenging, given the global surge in fuel prices. The burden of fuel allocations and vehicle maintenance will undoubtedly add to the strain on Gambia’s financial resources. Therefore, it is imperative that the government not only clarifies the allocation process but also devises a sustainable plan to manage the ongoing expenses tied to these vehicles.

Moreover, recent allegations of corruption surrounding OIC funds, including misappropriation, nepotism in employment, and delays in project execution, have eroded public trust. To restore accountability, an immediate and comprehensive independent audit of the OIC Secretariat’s finances must be initiated. This audit should meticulously account for every dalasi spent, ensuring transparency and addressing concerns of financial mismanagement. The results of this audit report should be made Public.

In light of the escalating costs associated with maintaining the summit’s fleet, it is advisable for the government to consider public auctioning these vehicles. This approach would not only generate revenue but also allow for a more cost-effective procurement of vehicles, especially for essential sectors like law enforcement.

Failure to promptly address these issues risks perpetuating corruption and cronyism, potentially leading to the misuse of these vehicles for personal gain or political advantage. Transparently auctioning off these assets through public channels—announced widely on radio and in newspapers—will safeguard against such abuses and demonstrate a commitment to fiscal responsibility.

Ultimately, the citizens of Gambia deserve clarity and accountability regarding the handling of public funds, especially in the wake of such a significant international event. By prioritizing transparency and prudent financial management, the government can foster trust and ensure that resources are allocated judiciously for the benefit of all Gambians.

 

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