On other African matters, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been involved in a diplomatic incident as he arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for a summit. Foreign ministers from Africa and Latin America have been preparing for the summit which starts on Thursday.
Apparently the very heavily guarded leader arrived with 200 of his personal all female bodyguards and they wouldn't hand in their weapons as required by Nigerian security policies. Only when Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo intervened did the bodyguards agree to hand in their weapons. Colonel Gaddafi had just started walking...off towards the capital Abuja, on foot, intending to walk about 25 miles. Talk about storming off!!