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Multinational food giant Nestlé, known for having all the ethics of a tobacco company, come up with yet another way to be scumbags in Africa, this time demanding $6m from famine-struck Ethiopia for nationalising a livestock firm in 1975. The sum is in the old exchange rate; the $1.5m the Ethiopian government offered was rejected as not enough.
Inter-religious violence over holy sites in Jerusalem is an equal-opportunity game; now Ethiopian and Egyptian monks are brawling over a chair position in a shrine which is shared among six Christian sects. The two sects have been virtually at war for over a century over esteemed positions on the roof of a church.
"They (the Ethiopians) teased him," said Father Afrayim, an Egyptian Coptic monk at the next door Coptic monastery. "They poked him and brought some women who came behind him and pinched him," he said. Each side accuses the other of throwing the first blow in the fist-fight and stone throwing that ensued. Police eventually broke up the brawl but by all accounts many of the protagonists were already wounded.
Perhaps it's something in the water or the air? (via the CoFD)