Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Trousers down and out in Juba!

In Saudi Arabia, they are the moral police, who enforce a strict interpretation of Sharia Law, with decent dressing and separation of sexes and ban on alcohol etc . . .

Now they have surfaced in Juba in the form of moral police! Women were picked up in Juba and thrown into jail for wearing trousers last week. These created a havoc and raised fears among the young people.

It all resulted from a local order by the Juba County Commissioner that got loose. Anyway, he came out and apologized, the edict withdrawn and the madness stopped.

I think he better go back and rethink the issue, because it just brings bad memories. If he wants to promote good morals in the people, that was not the way to start it.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

An English lesson . . .


compound: bail + out


(US) IPA: /ˈbeɪlˌawt/


bailout (plural bailouts)

a rescue, especially a financial rescue

e.g. The government bailout of that corporation is going to cost the taxpayers a hundred million dollars.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Text 666 against Ocampo

A campaign to collect votes over the phone was active last week in Sudan. Mobile phone users were sent text messages that urged them to text an empty page to the the number 666 if they oppose Ocampo.

With such a number, do they know something we don't . . . ?