This morning I was reading the Economist online. The lead article is Bad Weather, bad government which is about the famine in Africa.

"Ethiopia faces a famine worse than the catastrophe of 1984, according to the country’s prime minister. Bad weather is partly to blame. But, as elsewhere in Africa, so too is bad government."

According to the article, Ethiopia has been afflicted by a severe drought, as have other nations such as Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ethiopia’s prime minister, Meles Zenawi, has stated that his country faces a crisis worse than the famine of 1984, and is appealing to the world for assistance.

The regime in power in Ethiopia during the 1984 famine was unwilling to allow aide to be delivered to its peoples until the situation was totally out of control. That government is no longer in power and the current government is asking for help. Please consider making a donation to the hunger relief organization of your choice.

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