Monday, July 04, 2005

I suppose we're all entitled to our opinions...

African Union leaders meeting for a summit in Libya have expressed reservations about whether the G8 leaders will be able to solve Africa's problems.

President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir thinks that the G8 countries have their own problems to worry about and can't be solving Africa's:

But if it can, the G8 should “not only lift the interest on debt but the debts themselves, because they are the biggest catastrophe facing African countries...”

Really? 'Cos I kinda thought that the biggest catastrophe facing his country was the willingness of the government to turn armed militias on its own citizens.

But as usual, our old friend Bobby chose the most appropriate thing to say:

“This is the most important African summit ever for it concentrates on real problems in the continent which are security and poverty,” President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe told AP.

I can only assume that he isn't referring to the kind of security that comes from having a house to sleep in.

Shall we just hand them over a big pile of cash right now? Because, let's face it, you can't accuse either one of them of being the kind of man who can't get things done.


Alex said...

I say we do hand over a pile of cash, wait 10 years, watch corrupt politicians be corrupt, and then have another concert, Live Fate (so it's not the best title, humour me). Ya, Africans will suffer in the meantime, but isn't it worth it to teach Geldof et al a lesson?

Okay, maybe not.

Lemon said...

Live Fate is a brilliant idea!! And if you thought The Who rocked out at Live 8, just wait 'til Roger Daltrey's 70!!! Yum.