Friday, November 30, 2012

People oppose e-tolling, demand better public transport. Solution? Free Public Transport

All the latest news from the anti e-tolling marches - Times LIVE: "Dakile said the people would not accept the roll-out of e-tolling on roads between Johannesburg and Pretoria.

 "The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The public transport in this country is a mess."" 

"...This e-tolling thing is another way to steal from the poor." Vavi said suggestions that people instead use taxis were "nonsense", as taxis were "moving coffins".

"We are saying use these yourself. Premier, can you get in the taxi? We want the public transit system now. 

"Don't be arrogant with power, because we as workers will take that power and then you will be ordinary people," Vavi said.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mad, reckless race for oil profits

Exxon warning adds to Nigeria oil output problems | Reuters: "Nigeria is among the world's top 10 crude oil exporters and usually ships around 2 million bpd, but a major fire caused by oil theft, Exxon's spill and flooding have severely hit output."

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nigeria Exxon spill spreads for miles along coast | Reuters

Nigeria Exxon spill spreads for miles along coast | Reuters: "(Reuters) - An oil spill at an ExxonMobil facility offshore from the Niger Delta has spread at least 20 miles from its source, coating waters used by fishermen in a film of sludge."

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Pipelines will require more totalitarianism as oil runs out

Shell shuts 25,000 bpd oil pipeline in Nigeria due to theft damage | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Shell (RDSa.L) shut its Imo River oil pipeline in Nigeria on October 31 due to damage caused by thieves and deferred 25,000 barrels per day (bpd) of production, the company's local unit said on Sunday.

This latest outage will add to a growing list of production problems for Africa's biggest oil exporter."

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Worse than #sandy, Nigeria Floods Kill Hundreds, Displace 2.1 Million

Children paddle a canoe along a flooded road near houses after a heavy downpour in Ikorodu, Nigeria. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigeria Floods Kill Hundreds, Displace 2.1 Million: "LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency says 363 people died over months of flooding across the West African nation and 2.1 million others were displaced."