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Good morning, this is Nicolas. Today, we’re covering the need for a new treaty strengthening the World Health Organization, a report that sounds the alarm on Afghanistan’s ailing banking system, and how the former Congolese president took money from the UN.

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Nicolas Camut


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A nurse leaves a hospital in Gulu, Uganda after administering Covid-19 vaccinations, September 2021. (Keystone/AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki)

The world must agree on a new treaty to strengthen the World Health Organization. The world’s health governance body needs more funding and greater powers to investigate pandemics – and it is up to world leaders to get together to find an agreement, a panel of experts warned on Monday. “There is progress, but it is not fast or cohesive enough to bring this pandemic to an end across the globe in the near term, or to prevent another,” the panel said.

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