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African Leaders Boycott AU Famine Fund Raising Event in Addis Ababa

African leaders will present ONLY if there is’ meat to eat’ … hell NO to pledge meat for others to eat …

By Argaw Ashine (AfricaReview),

Almost all invited heads of state were absent from the African Union’s fundraiser here for the drought-ravaged Horn of Africa, despite the bloc having pushed back the event by three weeks in order to get more high level attendance.

Only host Meles Zenawi, AU chairman and Equatorial Guinea President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the President of worst-hit Somalia, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, attended the Thursday event at the UN’s compound in Addis Ababa that raised $51.7 million while ADB gave $300 milliion. Continue reading African Leaders Boycott AU Famine Fund Raising Event in Addis Ababa