National Sections of the L5I:

Niger

Famine in Niger

Bob Geldof said just before the G8 issued their final statement on debt “forgiveness” for 14 African countries:

"Tomorrow 280 million Africans will wake up for the first time in their lives without owing you or me a penny . . ."

Apart from the unctuous untruth that Africans actually owe “you or me” anything, they might prefer to wake up knowing they could expect a meal that day. In Niger millions will wake up knowing that is unlikely in the extreme. The “sudden” eruption onto the news of a ferocious famine in the west African state has exposed the cruel hoax that “eight men could make poverty history." Read more...