Sunday, June 19, 2011

Leaders should avoid ‘misplaced priorities'

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Scouring through the foreign news pages I recently came across an article which indicated that the Ethiopian government had ordered and signed a deal worth US$100m to purchase 200 tanks from a Ukrainian arms manufacturer, Ukrspecexport SC, ostensibly to ‘beef up its army’s security in the hostile Horn of Africa region’.

Interestingly, just five months ago the same country sent out an SOS to donors, requesting for US$130m to feed 2.2 million starving Ethiopians. Without doubt, Ethiopia

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