Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Poor Ethiopia?

I was wrong!! I had been under the impression that the Ethiopia suffered terrible poverty and needed our help. But no, politicans in Ethiopia have chosen to let the Italians spend $7.7m on the return of an Obelisk they looted following their invasion of Abyssinia in 1936. Would it not have been better for the Ethiopian Government to let the Italians keep the Obelisk and just take their money to help their struggling country? Axum airport was upgraded, radar installed and I'm sure the Government ministers and VIPS are all particularly chuffed with the return. However, it doesn't put any food on the places of the starving.

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