Archive for the 'world' Category

07
Jan
09

things worth pondering

Stories have also appeared in the local papers highlighting passengers’ fears that the helmets could be used by motorcyclists to cast spells on their clients, making it easy for them to be robbed.

“Some people can put juju inside the helmets and when they are worn the victim can either lose consciousness or be struck dumb,” passenger Kolawole Aremu told the Daily Trust newspaper.

Nigerian offials have cracked down on improvised helmets used by motorcycle taxis, most namely the calabash variety. Read the the story via BBC Africa.

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01
Jan
09

Things worth pondering

An excerpt from the BBC news wire.

Israel is refusing entry to Gaza for international journalists and has declared the area around it a “closed military zone”, leading to speculation a ground offensive into the tiny coastal strip could be imminent.

And we support these actions?

31
Dec
08

2008–NYT Year in Pictures

Here’s a look at NY Times’ 2008 Year in Pictures and I must admit there where some stunning photographs taken in ’08. Make way for the year of the OX.




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