Tag Archives: The BBC

Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed – bbc.com

February 6, 2016


Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home in Melbourne, Australia, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral. Finally, she spotted the man she’d been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror. “Is […]

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Being African: What does hair have to do with it? – The BBC

July 24, 2015


Discourse on African women’s hair, rightly so, is always coming up in the news; it has on this blog.  While those who really know this blogger see her in afro, wigs and, in the distant past of the 1980s in “stressed tress” – to quote a regular contributor to this blog, I think the discussion […]

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Maggi noodles from Nestle ‘hazardous’ – India regulator

June 8, 2015


In Nigeria today, instant noodles, especially IndoMie, are very common and popular.  Here is a story out of Asia, though not of Nestle’s Maggi Noodles but it should give parents a thought on the nature of these “instant” foreign-palate cuisine which has gained wide acceptance in the country. Are the manufacturers getting adequate supervision from […]

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UK Activists Oppose Oyedepo’s Winner Chapel Plan To Open School Over “Witchcraft” Allegations-BBC

November 8, 2014


http://saharareporters.com/2014/11/08/uk-activists-oppose-oyedepo%E2%80%99s-winner-chapel-plan-open-school-over-%E2%80%9Cwitchcraft%E2%80%9D SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014. 7:45 a.m.[GMT]

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Landmark birthday as London Tube [Subway] – world’s first – celebrates sesquicentennial!

January 9, 2013


The London Underground celebrates its 150th anniversary today! My thanks go to Fatai Bakare who never allows me to miss little heres-and-theres as they happen in the U.K.   – for alerting me about the landmark birthday of  the world’s first underground transportation in an indirect way through comments on a current topic on this blog. […]

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