A former Rwandan army chief of staff, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, has been shot in South Africa and taken to hospital in a critical condition.
His wife told the BBC the couple had been returning from shopping when a gunman opened fire on the car.
She said it was an assassination attempt as there had been no demand for money or goods.
Lt Gen Nyamwasa, an outspoken critic of President Paul Kagame, fled from Kigali in February.
In theory, zebras use their stripes in combination with their herding and flight behavior to confuse predators. The confusion probably makes it harder for the predator (e.g., a lion) to be able to avoid a damaging kick because the stripes make it difficult to tell where one zebra starts and the other ends.
Here is a dramatization of how this might work. Or not.
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… lunatics like Sharron Angle, Timothy McVeigh, Michele Bachmann and Rush Limbaugh think it’s there to facilitate their idiotic temper tantrums. And a certain percentage of these horrible people carry out their violent fantasies.
Sorry, folks, but calling for a “second amendment remedy IS calling for someone’s death by assassination. This woman should be locked up now.
Despite protestations to the contrary, The Vatican, the Church, and various and sundry governments and prosecutors and state attorneys, with the press watching and rarely complaining, continuously believe and occasionally assert, and always, always act as thought it is true, that the church has a special status that allows it to circumvent the law, and where necessary, blame victims.
From a BBC piece in reference to charges being brought against yet another Catholic priest:
The Roman Catholic Church in Italy has admitted that about 100 cases of paedophile priests have been reported to church authorities during the past 10 years.
But it is not known how many priests in the country have subsequently been defrocked under canon law – or how many have been prosecuted by police.