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"The government forces are being attacked by drug addicts, rapists and children!"..."according to government sources."
The price of wheat has doubled in less than a year, while other staples such as corn, maize and soy are trading at well above their levels of 2008. Rice, which is the staple food for about 3 billion people worldwide, has tripled in cost in the last 18 months. In some countries, prices for milk and meat have more than doubled.
Originally posted by MavRck
My immediate thought is to the times of when Great Britain was at its most productive and efficient spiritual and economical peak; during the war.
The government and people learned to work together.
Every inch of land that could be used was used for agricultural purposes; laymens terms, EVERYONE had a garden, fresh vegetebles and worked together as a tight knit community.
Old goods... clothing...scrap metals/plastics etc was all recycled and salvaged to build new efficient materials & people began to cut unnesseccerary materials from their budgets and make up rations.
The people were at their healthiest and happiest.
I think it is time we reflect on such lessons from the past, re-invision the key assets from them and thrive in the future...otherwise...
Doesnt BP operate in Libya?? We are going to see massive price hikes in fuel as a result of this
BP admits 'lobbying UK over Libya prisoner transfer scheme but not Lockerbie bomber'
BP is facing fresh scrutiny into whether it was involved in the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, after the oil giant admitted lobbying the British government over a prisoner agreement with Libya.
We are delighted to be working with the National Oil Company of Libya to develop their natural resources for domestic and international markets. Our agreement is the start of an enduring, long-term and mutually beneficial partnership with Libya," said Tony Hayward, BP group chief executive.
"With its potentially large resources of gas, favourable geographic location and improving investment climate, Libya has an enormous opportunity to be a source of cleaner energy for the world," said Hayward.
"This is a welcome return to the country for BP after more than 30 years and represents a significant opportunity for both BP and Libya to deliver our long term growth aspirations," said Hayward. "It is BP's single biggest exploration commitment."
At the height of the crisis, Mr Hayward flew to Abu Dhabi to offer assurances about the company's stability. There were also rumours the emirate was interested in taking a stake in BP.
No deal was ever settled but Mr Hayward is said to enjoy a strong relationship with the emirate's influential crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan.
Former BP boss Tony Hayward in talks to lead new oil company
Tony Hayward, the former chief executive of BP, is in talks to launch a new Abu Dhabi-backed oil company, it has emerged.
Mr Hayward, who resigned as chief executive at the energy giant following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, is understood to have been approached by representatives from the oil-rich emirate about building a global oil and gas group.
The proposed new venture would have billions of dollars in support from an Abu Dhabi fund, named in reports as the emirate's estimated $800bn (£496bn) sovereign wealth fund – the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).
BP to quit 5 African states
JOHANNESBURG | Tue Mar 2, 2010 9:52am GMT
(Reuters) - Oil major BP Plc (BP.L) said on Tuesday it would pull out of five countries in southern Africa following a strategy review, but would still invest to grow its market share in Mozambique and South Africa.
The company said it plans to sell its marketing businesses in Namibia, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana, but said Mozambique and South Africa offered better synergies with its supply portfolio.
"I would like to stress that BP is and will stay committed to Africa," BP Africa's Chief Executive Sipho Maseko said.
"We have significant operations in Angola, Mozambique and South Africa and in Algeria, Egypt and Libya. We will continue to grow and invest in those markets, especially in the value chain infrastructure."
BP said it had informed the governments of the five countries it is exiting of its plans, but did not specify when the assets would be sold.
Liberia- Investment: UK company commences US$50M Investment
Posted by African Press International on February 21, 2011