“I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run, than monarchy or aristocracy. Democracy has never been and never can be so durable as aristocracy or monarchy; but while it lasts, it is more bloody than either. … Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty. When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation.” John Adams

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The global financial system appears to be in peril, which is prompting more and more countries to recall their gold reserves from countries like the United States and the United Kingdom.

The latest nation to claw back its gold from the West is Nigeria, which is reportedly repatriating 21 tons of gold amid ongoing economic concerns like runaway inflation and escalating geopolitical tensions.

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Israeli intelligence agencies are increasingly apprehensive about a potential new front emerging against the regime, as the Yemeni Ansarullah resistance movement is expanding its influence in the North Africa region.

The Israeli i24NEWS news television channel, citing exclusive details authorized for release by Israeli security services, reported that Ansarullah is expanding its operations into areas in North Africa, Sudan, Egypt, and Morocco. The alleged expansion is being conducted “with the intention to target Israel from these regions.”

A climbdown by Kenya's president over plans to raise taxes brought no end to nationwide protests on Thursday, with at least two people reported killed in clashes near the capital Nairobi and others shot by police elsewhere.

A day after President William Ruto abandoned a tax hike bill, demonstrators in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and other cities called for him to step down, although crowds were smaller than earlier in the week.

The Russian president holds talks with the President of the Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso this Thursday.

Sputnik comes to you live as President Vladimir Putin holds a top-level bilateral meeting with his Congolese counterpart during his state visit to Russia.

The two leaders are to discuss ways to resolve the Ukraine conflict, as well as the comprehensive partnership between the nations and issues on the regional and international agenda.

The Pentagon is rapidly expanding its military-biological presence in Africa after Russia put an end to US programs in the liberated territories in Ukraine, Chief of Russia’s Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov said.

"Since we managed to curb the implementation of military-biological programs in Ukraine’s liberated territories, the Pentagon was forced to transfer research projects it failed to complete in Ukraine to other countries. Currently, Africa is in the zone of the United States’ increased interests," he said.

The Kenyan capital of Nairobi has descended into violence and mayhem as large street protests by Kenyans outraged at new tax policies and a harsh 'Eco-Austerity' program imposed by the government have resulted in the parliament building being set on fire.