The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 24th, 2023 night edition

image for Russia's Wagner Group accused of using rape and mass-murder to control an African gold mining town

To maintain control over lucrative gold mines and timber forests, the Wagner Group virtually runs the Central African Republic through fear and violence.

Just one year earlier, there was another massacre, but this one was thousands of miles from Ukraine in the Central African Republic town of Bambari.

No international prosecutors arrived to document the mass-murder of civilians, and no one stepped forward to implicate Wagner mercenaries.

He's protected by Wagner gunmen and, in exchange, the Russian company gets contracts to mine gold in the country.

Masked Wagner Group mercenaries, along with domestic security agents, stand guard during an event as Central African Republic (CAR) President Faustin-Archange Touadéra speaks on stage, in September 2022.

Workers mine in an open pit at the Ndassima gold mine in the Central African Republic.

The region is peppered with gold mines, most of which were small, artisanal operations before Russia's Wagner group moved in. »

Imports of ivory from hippos, orcas and walruses to be banned in UK

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Ivory imports from hippopotamuses, orcas and walruses will be banned under new legislation to protect the endangered species from poaching.

The Ivory Act, passed in 2018, targeted materials from elephants, but a loophole meant that animals other than elephants, including hippos, were being targeted for their ivory.

They added that continued trade in their ivory could exacerbate these threats and make their long-term survival less likely. »

Adult Site Offers to Sponsor UEFA Champions League Contenders Inter Milan

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Inter Milan made it to the UEFA Champions League final with a 1-0 second-leg victory (3-0 on aggregate) over arch-rivals AC Milan at the San Siro on Wednesday.

Inter Milan will face Manchester City in the final of the Champions League next month.

Now latest reports suggest that adult subscription site My.Club has offered Inter £80million to have its logo on the shirt. »

Truck crashes into security barriers near White House; driver arrested

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President Joe Biden was in the White House when the truck crashed outside, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday.

A U-Haul truck is moved away from Lafayette Park across from the White House.

The white U-Haul box truck crashed into the barriers on the north side of Lafayette Square, a few hundred feet from the White House, just before 10 p.m. »

Burger Bar Sues Ron DeSantis Over Ban on 'Adult' Live Shows

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The restaurant also hosts a "family-friendly" drag show on Sundays that children are invited to attend, the lawsuit said.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives remarks at the Heritage Foundation's 50th Anniversary Leadership Summit at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on April 21, 2023 in National Harbor, Maryland.

A Florida restaurant is suing Ron DeSantis over a new law that restricts “adult" live performances in the state. »