The military was once the largest and best equipped on the continent, but corruption here has played its part in ensuring an erosion of equipment and weapons. The new president is a former military man with perhaps more sympathy for the plight of the government soldiers.
Today, All Africa is reporting the liberation of a town in N. Nigeria where women, children and elderly people were locked up in poor conditions by the Boko Haram terrorists. This may be a turning point in the fortunes of Boko Haram. In a joint operation with Chad and Niger, the Nigerian military have retaken a border town that had been held by the terrorists since November 2013.
Oklahoma had numerous earthquakes on Monday(today). The largest in recent years hit over 5 and the majority have been over 3. The office of the Oklahoma Emergency Management now sports a web site similar to that of the west coast states and BC that gives advice to people living on what is known as The Ring of Fire.
Alberta has large fracking operations. It has come under the eye of the Alberta Energy Regulator which has set out new regulations to minimize damage caused by seismic activity due to hydraulic fracturing.
The Chinese Communist Party began recognizing International Women’s Day in 1922. After coming to power, it became an official holiday.
Women were also prevented from displaying posters protesting against sexual harassment on public transport. In spite of the stated equality of both sexes in the PRC, women are still openly discriminated against in careers and socially. It makes the fine words of China’s foremost revolutionary somewhat hollow.
Women hold up half the sky Mao Zedong
As an added slap at the Chinese women, while the human rights offices were being raided, the International Olympic Committee was in Beijing for a five day inspection. China is one of the favoured sites for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The world knows how well the government of China kept their word about reforms in order to garner the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Radio Free Asia
Pressreader Washington Post
Human Rights Watch
Children’s eyeballs grow normally under the influence of strong light. Well lit classrooms and homes are not bright enough to ensure correct growth.
The best way to combat this epidemic is to ensure that children spend a couple of hours outside every day. Even with sunglasses on and spending time in the shade will give the kiddies a healthy dose of light. Failing the opportunity to spend playtime outdoors, very bright lighting indoors is recommended.
Outdoor play is important for youngsters for many reasons. You’ve just heard about another one.
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