– BBC 5 Live News – December 26, 2002 – BBC Radio –
Looking at the news this day in 2002 as others saw it. BBC 5 Live news for 7:00 am on this Boxing Day in 2002. The news was primarily about the food crisis in Africa, most notably Malawi where Aid Agencies were scrambling to get much needed food to the people of Malawi where the situation was getting desperate.
Fingers were being pointed at relief agencies whose grain supplies were largely used up just prior to this current crisis. Fingers were crossed though, as it was beginning to rain and the much needed showers would help crops to grow in order to be harvested come April. But April was four months off and the rains were heavier than expected, turning drought conditions in some areas into mud-soaked masses of land. It was a period of anxiety.
Groups in Britain ran polls regarding the state of hunting in the UK. The results came back and it showed the majority of those who voted were in favor of regulation, but not an outright bad on the practice. And since Boxing Day was a big hunting day around the UK, with some quarter of a million people charging, guns blazing into the wilderness, some pro-hunting groups felt vindicated. Cold comfort for wildlife though.
And Police in Pakistan arrested three members of a banned radical Islamist group responsible for bombing a church in Central Pakistan on Christmas day where three girls were killed.
And that’s a little of what happened on the other side of the Atlantic on this Boxing Day, December 26, 2002 as reported by BBC’s Five-Live News.
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