Africa

on May 12, 2006 with 0 comments »

Expect oil companies to say price of oil has gone up again due to some Nigerian oil blast... (sarcasm)

A ruptured gas pipeline exploded as villagers collected fuel in southwestern Nigeria Friday, killing up to 200 people and leaving charred bodies scattered around the blast site.

Grr..this has happened before too! How many times does this have to happen before the buffoons (aah..there's another applicable word to rhyme with loon-goon-cartoon from before!) realize not to go to leaking conduits to get gas... i guess the greed/temptation is too much!

By the way, very interesting today - it seems, Nigeria
'has the world's third largest film industry after Hollywood and Bollywood. Most of the movies are dirt cheap, straight-to-video voodoo horror flicks - but millions of fans can't get enough of them.'


First three news items here are from this week alone..

Series of Bombs Hit Ethiopia's Capital

SOMALIA: More deaths in third day of Mogadishu fighting

In Uganda today: African leaders turned out in force on Friday for the inauguration of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, showing solidarity with a leader accused by the West of using undemocratic means to cling to power.
Just couple weeks back: Uganda: War-torn northern region faces Cholera break
Also read: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2002988325_reneestearns12.htm

What a war-ravaged disease & AIDS-ridden mess Africa is. Dukhad..

It seems 'There are currently fifteen African countries involved in war, or are experiencing post-war conflict and tension. In West Africa, the countries include Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo. In East Africa, the countries include Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda. In Central Africa, the countries include Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda. In North Africa, the country is Algeria and in South Africa, the countries include Angola and Zimbabwe.'

Seirra Leone, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Rwanda's horrors, Sudan (Darfur)...and so on ...the story is the same everywhere... nepotism, corruption of the highest level, tribal warfare, and a handful of people looting the natural resources of the continent (environmental disasters galore) at the expense of the horrifying rape, mutilation, murders, and unimaginable suffering of millions. What a sad state of affairs :(

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