Millions Of Funds For 1984 Ethiopian Famine Used For Weapons

March 3, 2010

(ChattahBox) – A new investigation has proven what many expected: that millions of dollars raised in 1984 for the Ethiopian famine was used for weapons with rebel soldiers.

The famine in Ethiopia was so severe that over a million perished from starvation.

During that time, Live Aid, Band Aid, and various other organizations and programs were created to raise money and awareness for the third world nation.

But million were stolen by rebel soldiers disguising themselves as grain traders.

That rebel army was run by current Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who is one of the more celebrated African leaders due to his promises for serious reforms in the country’s government.

According to the investigation, rebels took bags of sand and hid them under bags of grain, which they used to gain donations from the various charities working in the area.



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