Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bob Geldof and Bono don't harangue this lot

Africa's kleptocratic leaders.

When Bob Geldof and Bono bleat on to the Western world about how it is "neglecting Africa" you might ask why they don't ask Equatorial Guineas's president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema why his son needs a US$35 million Malibu mansion, or why Gabon's President Omar Bongo has a 19 million Euro property in Paris.

According to the Daily Telegraph "the French fraud body OCRGDF, an anti-corruption campaign group has accused a string of African politicians of plundering vast sums from the often struggling economies of their countries."

The story tells of the obscene theft by some leaders of the revenues their governments take from oil and mining operations "for the country".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Come on, Scott. Be reasonable. When the well of western kindness dries up, you've got to get your "fookin' money" from somewhere!