Ghana's Ashanti King Urges African Royals to Help Fight Poverty, HIV/AIDS
April 21, 2005
On Thursday in South Africa, King Otomfuo Osei Tutu II of Ghana's gold-rich and powerful Ashanti tribe told a gathering of African chieftains that they must cooperate with governments and take an active part in fighting poverty, AIDS and other diseases. The king called on his colleagues to "apply our cultural practices to advance development," and not to remain "unconcerned when poverty and disease decimate our populations."
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