Monday, 14 July 2008

Monday 14 July

Olive Riley, the world's oldest blogger aged 108, sadly passed away at a nursing home in Australia last Saturday. With the help of a friend, she posted reminiscences on her life on the web. Her blog is currently inaccessible due to too high and interest; a satellite blog is available.

The president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, has been indicted by the War Crimes Tribunal of The Hague, for alleged crimes against his own population in Darfur. However, Sudan does not recognise the jurisdiction of the tribunal, so he won't be seen around The Hague just yet. He should be though, with the way things have gone in Darfur recently.


  1. ally12313058591814 July 2008 at 16:57

    Sad to hear about the death of Olive Riley ~ I am sure she will be sadly missed ~
    I hope they catch up with The president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, God willing they will ~ Ally x

  2. I read some of Olive's blog.  I wish I would have know about it before.  What a treasure she was.  May she rest in peace...Linda in WA

  3. helmswondermom14 July 2008 at 18:13

    Blogging at 108!  I wish I'd read her blog while she was alive.
    It would be nice to think that the indictment of al-Bashir would make a difference for the Sudanese, but I don't see it happening any time soon.

  4. amazing lady to be blogging at 108! sad to hear she has passed away. take care mrs t x

  5. springangel23515 July 2008 at 14:16

    Sorry to hear of her passing...that was amazing to do at her age...great lady...take care...

  6. So sorry to hear of Olive Riley's passing.  I'm glad that some of her life's history and stories were posted.  It's always a shame to lose the accounts of a person's life when they pass away.  So much we can learn, and I consider such stories family heirlooms.

    We ought to handle al-Bashir like we did in the old days and take him out, or drag him out of there so he can rot through the entire war crimes trial process.  How much longer is it going to be allowed to go on?