The sun is going away, but don’t panic… – Yahoo! News:
Fri Mar 10, 9:36 AM ET
ABUJA (Reuters) – The Nigerian government, anxious to avoid a repeat of riots that marked a solar eclipse in 2001, warned citizens they may suffer ‘psychological discomfort’ during a new eclipse this month but urged them not to panic.
Information Minister Frank Nweke said an eclipse five years ago caused riots in northern Borno state because people did not know why it happened.
‘Some people even felt some evil people in their communities were responsible for the eclipse,’ he said in a statement on Thursday aimed at reassuring Nigerians that the eclipse is expected to darken parts of the country on March 29. ‘The eclipse is not expected to have any real damaging effect, only social and psychological discomforts are envisaged,’ Nweke said. He did not explain what the discomforts might be. “
I might be a rich bastard vs the people of Nigeria.. but really.. it’s the 21th centery.. what are they (not) teaching people over there?!