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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Ethiopian dictator Meles Wants compensation for global warming

Even if he gets compensation not one single dime will go to his people
Half of Africa’s nations may become failed or failing states over the next decade if their governments don’t address the global financial crisis and climate change, Ethiopian Prime Minister
Meles Zenawi said.

The Meles crime family

African leaders should unite to demand a financial recovery package for the continent, Meles said in a speech at the African Union heads-of-state summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, today. Compensation should also be sought from industrialized nations for the effects of global warming.

“It’s likely that the coming decade or so will be very dark indeed for Africa,” Meles said. “Our prospects are not bright at all.”

Economic growth in Africa may slow to 3.4 percent this year, from 5.2 percent last year, amid expectations that economies such as the U.S., Japan and the U.K. will suffer their deepest recessions since World War II, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Rising global temperatures have intensified the effects of droughts, floods and storms in Africa, scientists say. Soil damage partly caused by climate change may plunge the continent, home to 1 billion people, into chaos as food production declines, according to the International Center for Tropical Agriculture.

“We have to recognize the dire consequences of what is unfolding before our eyes,” said Meles. “Our continental organizations should be seized with this matter in a much more effective and serious matter.” More