Sunday, July 6, 2008


This article is a few weeks old, but I thought it was interesting in talking about Korean’s view of our beef. They seem serious about guarding their health and being proactive about prevention.

Nigeria has long had rebels fighting in the delta region. Well a few weeks ago, a ceasefire was called after another attack by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). They have called ceasefires before, so we will see if it lacks. Nigeria is one of the reasons why oil prices are high. Demand keeps increasing worldwide and the supply is decreasing. About 25% of Nigeria’s daily output is derailed due to rebel violence. And now the president’s reinterpretation of oil contracts with oil companies is making oil companies think twice about investing in Nigeria (Nigerians [the government] want to get a bigger peace of the pie by retroactively reinterpreting contracts made under dictatorial regimes).

Ethiopia’s people are dying due to a drought that has affected agriculture for around a year now. Here is a video clip of it.

Mauritius drug use is rising. For explicit quantification of that look for the video on the above site.

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