Author Archives: Miles Amoore

British maggot farmer burrows into problem of world hunger

The Sunday Times – MOST of us feel a primeval urge to kill when confronted with a fly buzzing incessantly against a windowpane. But Jason Drew, a British entrepreneur, believes the humble housefly could hold the key to feeding the world’s burgeoning population. He is about to start what he calls the “largest farming operation […]

Powder-keg Nigeria delays ballot

The Sunday Times – THE battle for the Nigerian presidency threatened to turn violent yesterday after reports that elections scheduled to take place this Saturday could be delayed by six weeks. President Goodluck Jonathan is believed to have put pressure on the electoral commission to delay the poll. The move was ostensibly to give the […]

Refilling shrinking Lake Chad may help quell Boko Haram

The Sunday Times – PUMPING billions of cubic metres of water into a vanishing African lake sounds like a fanciful way of weakening one of the world’s most brutal terrorist groups.

Scramble to save rhino subspecies down to its last male

The Sunday Times – THERE are few animals on earth who have a slimmer chance of finding love than 40-year-old Sudan — the only male northern white rhinoceros in the world.

Soldiers face execution for failure to fight Boko Haram

The Sunday Times – FIFTY-FOUR Nigerian soldiers are facing the death penalty for refusing to fight Boko Haram militants amid signs that the military is struggling to cope with the threat posed by the Islamist group.

Chasing girls not lions – the Maasai olympics

The Sunday Times – TO WIN the attention of girls some young men in Britain might consider lifting weights, flashing their money or buying a fancy motorbike. Not young Maasai warriors in Kenya: they kill lions.

Israel licked by flames of ‘lone wolf’ intifada

The Sunday Times – THERE was little to indicate that Ghassan Abu Jamal was about to carry out the deadliest attack in Jerusalem for six years. The 27-year-old father of two had expressed anger over Israel’s decision to restrict access to one of Islam’s holiest sites.