Friday, March 04, 2005

Sudan: We Do Genocide, Not Cancer!

The government of Sudan, perennial second fiddle to Egypt, has come out against the naming of a food dye after the country. It seems this food dye has been found to cause cancer and Sudan does not what to be associated with a carcinogen.
"We are unhappy because the name of this strange material is associated with our country, and it is known as cancerous and this is not a good thing for the name of our country," said Hassan Faraj, Sudan's Deputy High Commissioner in the UK. (BBC)
One gets the sense that Sudan's priorities are still a little, umm, off. [Sudan, Africa]

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