"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

1.28.2010

color me shocked

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has produced a check for $2.5 million, written to the United Nations Development Programme and earmarked for Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito handed it over to UN Special Representative Alan Doss today in Kinshasa.

There's no word yet on whether the check actually cleared.

(Photo: Pirmature RDC, via RadioOkapi.net)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Globetrotteress said...

Always the best! Cote d'Ivoire only donated one million - but I have no pics of the check :)
Very interesting blog!

Saturday, January 30, 2010 2:17:00 AM

 
Anonymous Andrew said...

I don't understand why Haiti gets so much attention while the rest of the world suffers largely unnoticed. That money could have been used more efficiently in the Congo instead of paying for a corrupt government...

Thursday, February 04, 2010 10:08:00 AM

 

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