It was supposed to be a state-of-the-art city for 500,000 - but eerie footage shows how a Chinese-built urbanisation is at risk of becoming Africa's first 'ghost town'.
Constructed on the outskirts of Angola's capital city Luanda, Nova Cidade de Kilamba has 750 eight-storey blocks of flats, a dozen schools and more than 100 shop units.
But, crucially, it has no residents, and many of the nearby slum-dwellers cannot afford the £75,000 price-tag to move in.
This has sparked fears the £2.2billion project, a fraction of the cash China has poured into Africa in recent years,... Read More
Anyone who has recently had a Starbuck’s triple latte’, or dare I say it, anyone who is not in a coma, surely realizes by now that the current Congress is about as effectual as a Rolex that has been flattened by a 20 ton steamroller.
I say Rolex because Rolexes are expensive as are our Congressional representatives. In a recent national survey only 10% of those polled said that they approved of the performance of Congress, the lowest approval rating ever recorded, with 100% of the respondents asking “is Congress in session?”
So with that in mind I offer this declarative…... Read More
Egypt has been warned to pull "back from the brink" after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi during mass protests.
Thousands of Brotherhood supporters remain hunkered down in a vigil at a Cairo mosque, vowing to stand their ground despite threats by authorities to disperse them.
The Muslim Brotherhood says at least 120 people were killed after security forces attacked a protest by supporters of Mr Morsi in Cairo.
Doctors at a field hospital said another 1,000 people were wounded in clashes on the road to Cairo's international... Read More
The Prime Minister of Britain David Cameron is banning "extreme pornography," that includes scenes of simulated rape, and intends to create blacklist of "abhorrent" terms that are or could be used by pedophiles searching child pornography. The ban on porn, will take effect by year end 2014, and by default, block porn on almost all computers, smartphones and tablets.
"I'm not making this speech because I want to moralize or scare-monger, but because I feel profoundly as a politician, and as a father, that the time for action has come," Cameron said. "This is, quite simply, about... Read More
It is far and away the most succinct and thoughtful explanation of how our nation is changing. The article appeared in The Israel National News, and is directed to Jewish readership. 70% of American Jews vote as Democrats. The Rabbi has some interesting comments in that regard.
“The most charitable way of... Read More
Sushma Swaraj’s tweet pointing fingers at Uttrakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna’s efficiency or lack of it in rising to the occasion may have sparked off a heated exchange between the Congress and the BJP, first on the Twitter and then through verbal bites, but there are many in the ruling party who share the feelings of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha.
The fact that the Congress Central leadership had to rush its seasoned general secretary Ambika Soni and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to Dehradun apparently to aid and advise the chief minister, announce some additional... Read More
The 32 piece collection includes a black negligee worn by the former White House intern, a letter signed by Bill Clinton, and 3 boxes of presidential M&Ms are currrently up for grab at Nate D. Sanders Auctions.
The items were submitted by Andy Bleiler, a former lover of Monica’s during the investigation by Kenneth Starr's legal team durin one of the hottest presidential scandals of the 20th century - Monica's cigar smoking affair with the president.
The auction is expected to raise from between $25,000-$50,000 by the time it ends on Thursday. The current bid is $7,853 with... Read More
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I believe that someday all military operations will be reduced and we will be able to make agreements using international negotiations. War never changes things to better, never!