"If needs be we are prepared to walk out of any negotiations that threaten to be another rape of our continent,” said Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who will represent the African Union at the UN climate conference in Copenhagen.
"We will use our numbers to delegitimize any agreement that is not consistent with our minimal position," Meles told a conference of climate change experts in
"If needs be we are prepared to walk out of any negotiations that threaten to be another rape of our continent."
Meles did not specify how much money Africa would be looking for at December’s UN climate conference in
Last month, ten African leaders held talks at the African Union (AU) headquarters in
"Africa will field a single negotiating team empowered to negotiate on behalf of all member states of the African Union," said Meles, a former rebel leader who has been chosen to represent the union in