Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
There are times where I have to pinch myself that I come from this man who is a fighterSouth Africa’s ailing first black President Nelson Mandela is putting up a courageous fight from his “deathbed”, his daughter Makaziwe Mandela says.
Senior Hezbollah leader killed in Beirut
Lebanon’s Hezbollah members and relatives carry the coffin of commander Hassan al-Laqqis during his funeral in Baalbeck, in Lebanon. Al-Laqqis, a Hezbollah commander who fought in Syria’s civil war was shot dead outside his home in Lebanon today. The group blamed Israel for the killing. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters
Five Arab countries are ranked among the top 10 most corrupt nations, according to Transparency International’s newly released annual Corruption Perceptions Index, as instability in the region has profound effects on governance. via AJE
STAND OFF: A Little Owl (R) defends its feeding position from a Great spotted woodpecker (L) with both birds showing a their full colours with dramatic full wing extensions. [Photo and caption by Ian Schofield vi NG]
A Free Syrian Army fighter in Aleppo takes aim at government troops from behind sandbags that have replaced the wall of a once opulent room
We are receiving so many calls every day, with people asking us for assistanceSomalia finally gets an emergency number up and running. If you’re ever in the war ravaged country, have 888 on speed dial. [AFP]
Rather an interesting take on the subject. However the articles perspective is little simplistic in that it views it from the lens of the European who merely sees the drug as a trendy hip thing which poses no threat.
I wonder how much of these pro Khat articles and the Members of UK Parliament who oppose the ban are influenced by the strong Kenyan lobbies.
President Adly Mansour will issue a full pardon to the Alexandria females after the final judicial process is completed in accord to the constitution.
Meanwhile: Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Egypt and clashes erupted when police tried to break up some of the demonstrations, days after a hotly-disputed protest law was adopted.
A green grasshopper rests aboard a red mushroom boat in a sea of moss. [NG]
November 27, 2013- Fourteen girls and women from the ‘7 am movement’ were sentenced to 11 years in prison for “illegal assembly, possession of illegal weapons, blocking roads and destroying public property”. The group are aged 15 to 30, with seven under the age of 17.
The 7 am youth movement is peaceful and was launched in Alexandria to protest the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi on July 3.