Tag Archives: Horn of Africa Drought

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

Johnnie Carson’s Reprehensible Hypocrisy: Opinion

Mr. Carson, Have you seen Eritrea once for your sake? No!

By Filmon Tesfay,

On July 19, 2011, in a briefing at the State department meant to bring attention to the drought and famine conditions afflicting over 11 million people in the horn of Africa, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson reprehensibly stated “there are many more in need in Eritrea, where a repressive regime is refusing to provide data on the humanitarian needs of its people”.

That statement is not only inflammatory and entirely self-serving but completely politically motivated. Continue reading Johnnie Carson’s Reprehensible Hypocrisy: Opinion