Smallpox Does Its Dirty Deed

Smallpox virus is an equal opportunity borrower. It has to live. It has to replicate itself in order to live. It has to borrow human cells in order to replicate. It has to continually find new cells that are usable--cells that aren't already mutilated. When it has used up the cells in one human host…

147 Activists Face Death

Extra Edition: 147 Activists Face Death Penalty in Equatorial Guinea.  AFP* reports this bleak breaking news from my former host country. It follows on the heels of the news about a coup attempt, firings, arrests and the blocking of channels such as Facebook. (See my two previous posts.)     The Charges February 14, 2018…

130 Arrested, Facebook Blocked

Breaking News:  January 4, 2018 - Today.ng reports an AFP story that Facebook, WhatsApp and VPNs have been blocked in my former host country, Equatorial Guinea. And... February 5, 2018 - News24 reports an AFP story that 130 members of the opposition party have been detained. In other news reports, opposition leaders say that number is actually…