The worst drought in the region since the 1950s, At least 11 million people are touched by the disaster. In the Turkana district of northern Kenya, 385,000 children (among a total population of about 850,000) are suffering from acute malnutrition
Last week, the Archbishop Tutu sponsored a call for an arms embargo against Israel. Next November, Tutu will open in Cape Town the third session of the anti-Israeli Russell Tribunal, a standing organization that held two tribunals against Israel last year in Barcelona and London. During this event, Tutu will seek to determine whether Israel’s policies fit the international legal definition of the crime of “Apartheid."
In Africa 30,000 young children have died since the start of the crisis. The world raised more than £600 million in aid. There is less than £350,000 in the African Union’s "special famine fund". This is despite the Union’s 54 countries having a combined GDP of more than £1.2 trillion.
Kalonzo Musyoka, Kenya’s vice-president,
Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, and Thabo Mbeki, South
Africa’s ex-leader, were delegates attending workshops at the
£650-a-ticket conference. A golf tournament was planned for the final
day. Famine and drought was not on the agenda. Guess what was on the