African leadership and the avoidance of responsibility

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Earlier this month, governments, donors and ngos met to discuss ways of preventing drought in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda from creating severe food crisis and famine. This is the latest of at least five meetings convened quite late in the day by African governments. While their very late response may be better than never, it has cost the death of thousands of children, severe acute malnutrition of thousands more, brought great shame to parents who have had to bear not being able to feed their children and indignity to 13.3 million people in the region. This is a very high price to pay for our leaders lack of concern for the welfare of their people. It is morally repugnant and painful beyond words. Read More Here

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