Apparently Not a Joke?

Last week a satirical story  from Hayibo made the rounds on the Interwebz, proclaiming the headline:

“Africa to Send Troops, Food Parcels to UK as Riots Spread”

And included such statements as:

The African Union today adopted a unilateral resolution to deploy army troops and care packages to England as looting and violence spread from London to other major cities. Spokesperson Charity Khumalo said “We can no longer stand by while these savages tear themselves apart.”

[…]“For instance, we have launched an ‘Adopt an English child’ programme,” Khumalo explained, showing journalists brochures featuring the faces of English kids. “If you donate a mere R50 a month, you can see to it that sweet little Johnny from Peckham receives a basic education, a pack of condoms and a pair of pimpin’ Nikes.”

However, apparently this bit of news today is actually not satirical (unless unbeknownst to me, the BBC has morphed its genre into more along the lines of The Onion):

“South Sudan Offers Somalia African Union Troops”

Ummmm… no comment.


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