Sunday, December 30, 2012

US deploying troops to 35 African countries — RT

U.S. Marines arrive with equipment at the United States
 embassy in Monrovia, Liberia (Reuters / Luc Gnago)
US deploying troops to 35 African countries — RT: "The United States Army will be deploying troops to nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year."

Friday, December 21, 2012

In Nigeria, capitalist greed wastes petrol, impoverishes people

Burning Pipeline Fire Sign of Nigeria's Woes - ABC News: "The pipeline explosion here in Ije Ododo shows the ongoing problems oil-rich Nigeria faces. While the nation's politicians and businessmen have long profited from the country's production of roughly 2 million barrels of oil a day, many Nigerians remain desperately poor and take dangerous risks to try and earn a living.

Meanwhile, nothing ever seems to change, locals say.

"That sort of thing always happens every year," resident Samuel Otor said with a shrug."

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Road traffic a prolific killer

Police: 27 Killed in North Nigeria Traffic Crash - ABC News: "Police in northwest Nigeria say 27 people riding atop a truck carrying livestock have been killed when it tipped over and crashed.

...Traffic crashes remain common in Nigeria, a nation with potholed highways and many speeding drivers. The World Health Organization has said Nigeria is the third worst country for traffic fatalities, after China and India."

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Global plan: feed cars, starve children, blame climate

Climate change will mean more malnourished children, experts warn | Global development | ""What we are seeing already in northern Kenya and parts of Africa is food prices skyrocketing as farmers' production declines in successive droughts," said Mohamed Adow, climate adviser to Christian Aid. "The number of people is growing, putting extra stress on food production.""

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