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24 Aug 2009 description
  • Africa seeks unity ahead of Copenhagen talks

    - Climate change seen hitting poor nations hardest

    By Tsegaye Tadesse

    ADDIS ABABA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - African leaders will ask rich nations for $67 billion per year from 2020 to cushion the impact of global warming on the world's poorest continent, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Monday.

    Environment and agriculture ministers from several nations are meeting at African Union (AU) headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to try to agree a common stance before a U.N.