Posts tagged "africa"

There Still Aren’t Condoms In The Pope’s Carry On

“[The AIDS epidemic in Africa] is a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems…. It is of great concern that the fabric of African life, its very source of hope and stability, is threatened by divorce, abortion, prostitution, human trafficking…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2009

Big, Big Love: One Man, 86 Wives

While three sister wives may seem like one big, happy family on Big Love, try having 86! Mohammed Bello Abubakar, an 84-year-old Muslim preacher in Nigeria, has married more women than years he’s been alive and most of his wives are, surprisingly, in their twenties. Can you imagine trying to feed the 170 children he&#8217…

By: Simcha / August 11, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Special Police Bras, Circumcision And AIDS, And Smart Spiders

Thousands of German policewomen have received “bulletproof bras.” Basically, they’re just bras that say “Polizei” (police) and don’t have metal parts, which could impale the wearer if hit by a bullet. [Reuters]…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 6, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Taser Parties, Motherhood In Sweden, And Sex On Drugs

Apparently Taser parties are the new Tupperware parties. [BBC]…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 9, 2008

Frisky Quote Of The Day: Paris Hilton on Africa

“I love Africa in general — South Africa and West Africa, they are both great countries.” — Paris Hilton, currently on tour in Africa with boyfriend Benji Madden and his band Good Charlotte.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2008
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