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Archive for January 18th, 2007

A police dog attacked a jogger in Norway biting him several times!

Posted by African Press International on January 18, 2007

A police dog attacked a man who was jogging in Hamar outside Oslo on Wednesday. The man has decided not to report the dog to the police.

If he had reported the case, the dog would have to be put to sleep.

The dog will continue serving in the police force for now.

The police has apologised the incident saying it was a failure in the routines at the station, adding that the dog was not provoked in any way.

The man got around eight to ten bites on the arms and legs.

 

By Korir,

Published by African Press in Norway, APN, africanpress@chello.no source.(ANB-NTB)

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Two senior Norwegian parliamentarians accused of active prostitution!

Posted by African Press International on January 18, 2007

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It is not unusual to hear of misuse of power. It is not unusual to hear of those who cheat on their spouses. It is not unusual to hear of those who misuse power to force the weakest link to deliver demanded services.

And now many may pretend not to know that such things take place in our society. But then again, it smells mischief when people expected to be role models in the society, turn to be untrustworthy.

Not that we mind about what the two parliamentarians are accused of have done with the prostitutes – the dancing, the stripping, the massage, the sucking, and the sexual act. No!  They are all adults. But we react due to the way they were treated thereafter, if the women are truthful that makes us interested in carrying their story.

We have chosen to look at it this way: If they were white prostitutes, that could have been different. We do not think they would have been send out of parliament buildings without pay. A Norwegian prostitute would have gone straight to the police, or even refuse to leave parliament building, forcing the men to pay for the services.

This brings us to the two Nigerian women’s incredible story that might cause a scandal once the parliamentarians are identified and singled out.

Two senior Norwegian members of parliament were accused yesterday of active prostitution.

The two politicians, met two Nigerian prostitutes at the main Oslo street recently, and invited them to parliament building, and the women tell APN that they were led to an office where they performed sexual activities as requested by the politicians.

The women tell APN that the politicians had agreed with them that they were to be paid 5.000 kroner each, for sexual services that was to last for two hours and had to include dancing and stripping for them.

“They wanted to pay high amount because they did not want to use condoms and we agreed”, says one of the women.

We gave them what they wanted. They put on music using a mobile phone. We danced and stripped for them as they watched while they masturbated. They got massaged, sucked, and had finally sexual intercourse.

After 2 hours when all was over, we wanted our money as agreed, but they refused to pay, and threatened to lock us up, and call the police to send us out of the country. They told us that they had the power to do so.

The women says they were very shocked to be treated this way by grown up men. The politicians looked respectable, and the women say it was difficult not to trust them, especially because they took them into a respectable building – the parliament for sex!

This is amazing. It seems the problem is not only in one place, but is spread all over. Last year, we published a story on a NORAD – Norwegian Agency for International Development employee who had picked a drug addicted prostitute, and had sex with her in NORAD premises. The man was later promoted instead of being shown the door for disrespecting government premises by encouraging prostitution, and misusing the Government Sauna by turning it into a sex palace.

Parliamentarians are supposed to be role models in the society. They are supposed to protect the society, and be examples by following the rules of the land.

When they are unable to do so, and instead turn the law-makers building into a sex mansion, that tells it all.

Many politicians have been calling for the deportation of Nigerian prostitutes who roam the streets of Oslo. Now it comes out that they are also enjoying the same women. This does not add up. It only means some politicians have two faces, and speak in false tongues. When it comes to themselves, they seem to think it is right to be active in promoting prostitution in the capital.

The woman are afraid to report the matter to the police, fearing of being thrown out of the country. They say the men seemed confident when they threatened them, and did not fear when the women told them that they will go to the police. The women were told to do so, and “see who the police will trust between a black prostitute and a white politician.” 

Parliament has to clear this matter and carry out their own investigations. The women say they are willing to meet parliament leadership to discus the matter, because they are angry to be used and shown disrespect just because they are African prostitutes.

APN has earlier called on tougher measures to curb prostitution in the capital. Some politicians supported the idea at the time but the debate died out quietly. Now we realise why it took that turn. Politicians are not unified in what action to take in order to reduce prostitution in Oslo.

Sweden took a remarkable action and positive result has been registered. Prostitution has gone down in Sweden because the person promoting prostitution, in this case the two Norwegian politicians would have been arrested immediately and arraigned in the courts.

They risk loosing their parliamentary seats and going to jail or being sentenced to pay huge sums of money in fines.

Most of the politicians stay alone in Oslo from Monday to Thursday, and travel to their family homes and constituencies for the weekends.

Being lonely in the capital, and poor judgement, may have been the cause of the bad behaviour by the two men.

If the women decide to take up the matter with Parliament’s leadership, it remains to be seen what action will be taken.

We have found out that the two women have valid documents in France that allows them to be in Norway as long as they are not a financial burden to the Norwegian state.

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Iraqis still unable to control the country!

Posted by African Press International on January 18, 2007

Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, says his country is in need for the US soldiers for protection and that the need may only fall after six months.

He is conditioning the fall by asking for more weapons indirectly. “Shortages of weapons and equipment had led to the insurgency being more prolonged and bloody, he told the UK’s Times newspaper. He urged the US to honour a deal to give Iraqi forces more equipment.”

Even after Saddam Hussein’s execution there is still a very long way ahead o reach any peace in the country. “There has been concern that US military hardware could end up in the hands of militias and insurgents.”

If US military hardware ends up in the hands of militants there will 

 

By Korir,

Published by African Press in Norway, APN, africanpress@chello.no, source.bbc

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Statistics on viewer development today: 03.00

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