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Ethiopia - African Delegates accuse Meles Zenawi of shortchanging Africa
As the high level segment got underway, sharp divisions emerged between African leaders. Delegates are accusing Ethiopian Prime minister Meles Zenawi of doing an underhand deal with developed countries to short change Africa. NTVs Pamela Asigi reports on the latest twist and what it means for the continent.
“If Prime Minister Meles wants to sell out the lives and hopes of Africans for a pittance, he is welcome to, but that is not Africa’s position,” said Mithika Mwenda of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance.
“Ten billion dollars will not buy developing countries’ citizens enough coffins,” Mr. Di-Aping [Sudanese diplomat and leader of G77] said bitterly last week
"I appreciate what Prime Minister Zenawi says, but I do not agree with most of it. May be because we seem to be on a different wavelength" Senegal's President
"I know my proposal today will disappoint some Africans. My proposal scales back our expectation with respect to the level of funding in return for more reliable funding," Meles Zenawi
Meles Zenawi's logic seems to be take what you can and run all the way to the bank. What do you think? Is Meles being a sell out or pragmatic politician? Have Your Say
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“Delegates are accusing Ethiopian Prime minister Meles Zenawi of doing an underhand deal with developed countries to short change Africa…”
Whoever stated this just SOLD AFRICA!
Why could not the Africans talked about the issue among themselves and came here with one strong and solid demand?? This is typical African problem reflected here, We Can never stand as one no matter what we do. what’s this crap/
I agree with Melekot @23:13
The African delegates should not have let Meles to go on his own and to make a deal on his own.
Why complain now when you have no consultation among you leaders and a common stand on the issue.
Anyway, what does one expect from despots whether Meles or the president of Senegal. They are all the same.
You guys have nothing to do with the interest of the people you misrule.
Finaly African realize woyanne shiftas hiden agenda . tribal junta .money , power Greedy see ya in the Hague A
Obviously A Sellout! That is what his gene is made for. Just, go over his track record and you will find nothing but treachery, treason, betrayal and so on. We have been saying since day one that Meles, who has been busy selling the Ethiopian interest since day one of his political career, is definitely the wrong person to represent Africa. Hopefully, they will deject him out from the delegation before he ruins everything. The last time we let him do whatever he want, Ethiopia ended up with a billion dollar bill a year.
you know what makes him smart diplomat he is pragmatist assesed the situation asks what he can gets if they ask what they cant the meeting fall apart the kiyoto agreements will die and africa get screwed
Only idiots are not flexible.Those who are now criticizing Africa`s King Zenawi are dumbs who have no clue about politics.They should know that the developed countries have the right to refuse or they don`t have obligation to give money at all.At this moment where there is global economic problem,to get this amount of money is really cool.You have to know that there is a high probability that Libya` s Gaddafi can be behind these groups who are now opposing King Zenawi.As you all know the current AU chairman is Gaddafi and under normal circumstance Gaddafi was supposed to represent Africa at this climate meeting,but he was denied that opportunity to represent Africa and he is angry and mad at king Zenawi.Do you guys remember when Gadaffi was trying to relocate AU head office from Addis to Tripoli? Senegal was the first country to support him.So,don`t be surprised if countries like Senegal or some corrupt Africans cry foul play.
Meles aka the bi##chhhh of rich nations will try everything to recruit others to join him and serve rich nations. Being American bit$$ is not enough for the dictator I guess..
This tyrant is deceiving his blood sucker associates (African dictators)with an under the table deal. He does anything for money. First of all, they made a big mistake to choose him to represent them at this conference. He is using this opportunity to cover up his bad deeds back in Ethiopia.
African deligates, now you started felling who is he ?
We knew him for a long time what makes him to change his mind since he was there to represent Africa. He get bribes from western & change the action of directing something at an objectof his mission. What a mercenary Meles !!!
Why you’re there at the first place you are a person hired to fight for another country than your own continent. payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment.
To begin with such a shamful person shoudnt represent Africa, he is a criminal & the most WANTED. We always remember what happned on Dec 13, 2003. A genocide in Gambela Ethiopians a systematic killing of a racial or cultural group.
What a mercenary !!! World is better off with out Meles & his Group of Gangs. That include HODAM Amara
wake up dictators Meles is the worst kind that you will see. God knows what is going to be trasnferd to his EFFORT account in return. He had sold your for 30 billion till 2020 in exchange for dictaorship, genocide, and monopoly of economy assisted by the west.
First of all why Africans send melese to Europe?? He’s a high school dropout rebel!! he doesn’t have any knowledge about anything. he is an insult for African. Africa has many intelligent , educated citizens why not send those to Copenhagen than this illiterate pm. anyway this what i expected, am not surprised because it is easy to guess what stupid can do!
ommmhhhhh! Where are those illitrate federal police menn. Put these arrogants anti meless africans in kaliti. here meles cut a good deal for himself (for Azeb, he doesnt take money) and some for tigray killil and these anti africa people want to spoil it. Put them in kalliti together with Birtukan. We know this is the work of Birtukan. I told you no visit to that unity lover. What the hell she gets if Ethiopia unites, go to asmara and pea on shabians abondend city or aoviding the co-existense in Somalia. Send them to kaliti or Guantamo, these terrorists. Wha i, mleses, only see the light for Ethiopia, africa and the world.
if you are agitated by this news then go to the ethiopian state owned media then you will be in a state of tranqutility. You fly in the air with soothing comfort how we african with the great ‘intelgent president,oops pm meless’ we cut the best clima deal for africa, mostly for Ethiopia (hussh it is for Tigray, not all some for Azeb, hi, hi).
Isayas should have represent Africa instead of Meles since he has a strong hate toward west. With all hate he have towards America and west, he would have been a best Bargainer for Africa. European union and Americans are aware of that and they put him in the corner so that he wont have voice,,,,,
Africa should stand united and clap together to make a larger voice. Instead of discussing the issue long prior to the meeting, to come up with one voice and deliver it with single voice. They argue the whole issue just before the meeting and come up with divided conclusion.
Shame on African leaders !!!
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