Nuclear Radiation Protection Protocol
As the nuclear crisis escalates in Japan, people across the world but particularly in the US are asking what they can do to protect themselves from exposure to nuclear radiation fallout. Self-medicating with ongoing high doses of potassium iodine is strongly discouraged.Japan: Open Arms or Closed Doors?
In some respects, Japan can appear to be very open and welcoming, having embraced and assimilated a great deal of Western culture. At other times, though, the country appears very closed and inaccessible. Which of these two impressions is closer to the truth?What Should We Think of Kenyan Government? Part I: Land and Corruption
There is definitely corruption in the Kenyan government. Aside from the very dramatic election scandals in 2007, the corruption here is in many ways out of control. The Anglo Leasing case in the 1990s, in which the government poured millions if not billions of shillings into a company that did not exist, is a particularly key example. John Githongo, the government minister in charge of investigating corruption, was rewarded with exile for his integrity.Despite Improving Situation in Japan, There’s Still Risk of Radiation Exposure
The nuclear crisis in Japan may be slowly improving, but we are not completely out of the clear when it comes to radiation exposure. Despite assurances by the U.S. government that there is no real risk of radiation exposure here in North America, fears are continuing to rise over the potential clouds of radioactive fallout.Ghana Life: Funerals in Rural Ghana in 1986
The scene is a church hall in Wenchi in Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana. Kwame Mainu is visiting his mother and half-sister in the company of his English friend Tom Arthur. Being Saturday, the family is attending funerals. The first burial service is over. The guests have moved to the church hall and are waiting for the entertainment to begin.