Thursday, October 28, 2004

News Roundup: Nigeria

** 'Things fall apart' in Nigeria **
World-famous author Chinua Achebe rejects a national award, criticising the "dangerous" state of affairs in Nigeria.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/africa/3752216.stm

**Obasanjo backs bishops over gays

The Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has praised Anglican bishops from Africa for what he called their principled stand against homosexuality.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3955145.stm


Comment: Can you imagine a world where we have a Nigerian Pope and a schism in the Anglican communion also led by Nigeria?

Oh, and:

**Bush website blocked outside US
Surfers outside the US have been unable to visit the official re-election site of President George W Bush.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3958665.stm
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