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INJUSTICE FOR ALL

By on October 1, 2010 in Africa Category

Incarceration without a trial. Rampant corruption among staff. Uncontrolled spread of deadly disease. Overcrowding of cells. Extreme scarcity of food. Welcome to the prisons of Africa.

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THE CUP RUNNETH OVER

By on September 1, 2010 in Africa Category

Sixteen years after apartheid, South Africa remains a country with vast problems.

But this summer, as the host country for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa’s progress was broadcast for the entire world to see.

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STINKING ROSE

By on September 1, 2010 in Food Category, History Category

The history of garlic, also known as the “stinking rose”, is a wild and adventurous one. Over the last 4,000 years of human history, the potent bulb has been both cherished and despised. It has been thought of as a miracle cure and repellant to ward off everything from pesky insects to blood-sucking vampires. It has also been shunned and banned for its overwhelming pungency.

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EXPLORER EXTRAODINAIRE

With nothing to keep her company in the Himalayan cave except for a flickering candle, Alexandra David Neel noticed that another day had passed. Isolated from civilization, here she was, a French woman living as an ascetic in a cave.

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MADE TO BE BROKEN

By on September 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

Illegal to name a pig Napoleon? Illegal to blow your nose on Saturdays? Can these seriously be laws? Yes indeed.

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