Thursday, April 13, 2006

Headline of the Week

"No African country is objectively spending enough on defense," says Eboe Hutchful, executive director of the Ghanaian think-tank, African Security Dialogue and Research (ASDR). This was announced at a conference on military budgetary processes in Africa, held in Addis Ababa. Hmm. Oh, you mean buying Hummers to mow down civilian protestors is not …‘strategic’ enough for military spending?

EPRDF does not have time, need or desire to be objective about its military spending. Why strategize when all you have to do is shoot when in doubt, and also shoot any Ethiopian who dares question this approach. Is ASDR crazy? Advising prodigal African governments to spend more money to better strategize how to blow money … to kill more Africans? I am not sure what I find more offensive – the conclusions of the conference, or the fact that the conference was held in the first place.

What the hell is ASDR anyway?

Also, “Business in Africa”, do a lil’spell check on your news items, please.

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