Nov 11, 2011

VOA Special English News 69

A Kenyan military spokesman has set out a warning on the Twitter social media website. Major Emmanuel ChirChir wrote "Do not sell donkeys to Somali militant group al-Shabab". Kenya is battling al-Shabab, a militant group link to al-Qaeda in Somalia. Major ChirChir has been using Twitter to communicate with the public. He wrote on Thursday that al-Shabub militants are using donkeys to transport their weapons. He asked Kenyan and Somali citizens not to sell donkeys to the group.


My thought/opinion on this issue

This is a very interesting news. It includes "modern" and "old-fashioned" that means the Major used a very modern communication tool to tel people not to sell an old-fashioned transportation system.


ジョン said...

warning on the Twitter, social media website.
--> warning on the Twitter social media website.

--> al-Qaeda

using the twitter
--> using Twitter

Thursday the al-Shabub
--> Thursday that al-Shabub

Yes, now that you mention it, that is indeed an interesting point about old-fashioned transportation and new-fashioned communication.

bikenglish said...


Thank you for correcting.

Wireless communication needs less infrastructure than wired communication system. So developing countries can use it in less money.