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Old 07 June 2005, 08:26   #11
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Africa's problems are NOT caused by droughts or famines or disease - they are caused by PEOPLE. These people are corupt and do nothing but make WAR.

I have lived in Africa and have several African friends - just ask them what they think about the people in power in Africa - the ONLY thing that will sort them out is to remove the corrupt governments and all the other corrupt leaders - not so easy in Africa - because another lot will spring up in their place!!!
You are spot on!! I am an African - err, South African and I can tell you Africa is a bloody basket case. As long as these despots like Mugabe, Nujoma etc continue to get voted in, their gravy trains will keep steaming along. Their wives are on continual shopping sprees to Bern, Switzerland and a perfect example of this is the King of Swaziland (a country on its knees by the way) has ordered a £300 million state of the art International airport to be built in the north of the country. Johannesburg international is a short 20 minute flight away yet these African leaders seem to spend money on flights of fancy they can ill afford while their people die of starvation. I could go on and on citing examples such as this .....

Get to the root of the problem and then assist with financial aid by purchasing farming and irrigation equipment so that they can feed themselves - FOREVER! I salute Bob, but am afraid he has got this one completely wrong.
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Even though it's not the answer to all of the problem's in Africa it will help to raise the problem of starving children into the public arena. If enough people turn out or show support the politicians of this world will take notice.
The money to build these airports, palaces and weapons comes from the west, from banks and other sources, its western greed that feeds the problem. Lets help to show our leaders that enough is enough.
There are flaws to what BG is doing but he is 90% right and thatís 90% more than anyone on else with the power on this planet to make a difference, a great man who will be remembered in history for what he is attempting, for his drive, courage and shear bloody greatness a true modern day saint, so big up to BG
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Old 08 June 2005, 11:59   #13
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........If enough people turn out or show support the politicians of this world will take notice. .....
Donít share your confidence that politicians will listen Ĺ a million people march opposing the ban on fox hunting and Phony still banned it Politicians will only do what is politically expedient and not what is right the only way that Phony Tony will be moved by a protest is if he can see some way of furthering his career
The failure of the European constitution must be really p*ssing Tony off now, had it gone through he would be top of the list for European president Today Europe, tomorrow the world Rant rant rant rant rant Des
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Old 09 June 2005, 14:17   #14
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Even though it's not the answer to all of the problem's in Africa it will help to raise the problem of starving children into the public arena. If enough people turn out or show support the politicians of this world will take notice.
The money to build these airports, palaces and weapons comes from the west, from banks and other sources, its western greed that feeds the problem. Lets help to show our leaders that enough is enough.
There are flaws to what BG is doing but he is 90% right and thatís 90% more than anyone on else with the power on this planet to make a difference, a great man who will be remembered in history for what he is attempting, for his drive, courage and shear bloody greatness a true modern day saint, so big up to BG
Unfortunately a kind heart never got anyone anywhere!!!

The problems of Africa are unfortunately VERY simple but political correctness stops anyone from acting in the proper fashion!!!

Money will NOT solve their problems - bit like the NHS really..............
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Ellen is taking the B&Q Trimaran to bring back protestors..

She will have a job - B&Q is still outside the big union jack building in Cowes with no mast and probably still ot the big hole in one of her bows..
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If BOB cares so much why doesn't he do something about Zimbabwe???

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4078000.stm

Civil war has to be the next step!!!

Funny how Gerorge and Tony thought a regime change was in order in Iraq but not in Zimbabwe!!!
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