United Nations: Pride of Africa

In his gleaming white uwe, a kind of nightshirt decorated with lace, Nigeria's delegate made quite a sight on the rostrum of the U.N. General Assembly. And his words made quite a stir among the assembled delegates. "I am losing confidence in the great powers," cried chubby Jaja Wachuku, lambasting both East and West for failing to end their quarrels. "They are climbing from the pedestal of greatness to the pedestal of insanity. We expect leadership from them; they give us destruction. We expect wisdom from them; they give us lack of knowledge. We expect objectivity from them; they present...

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