Former Ethiopian General Claims Live Aid Funds Were Spent on Arms | Crawdaddy!

LiveAid“We are talking about a disgruntled, exiled general,” Live Aid organizer and former Boomtown Rat Bob Geldof has responded, insisting, “It just didn’t happen.”Contactmusic reports Geldof as responding to claims made by former Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front member Aregawi Berhe, who has stated that the majority of aid money was spent on weapons for Ethiopia’s rebel armies, at the behest of Meles Zenawi, who was then a rebel army leader and is currently Ethiopia’s prime minister. Berhe claims that Zenawi delegated 95% of funds to two different resistance groups, and only 5% to actual famine relief.

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