Skip to comments.Mali gives Hollande new camel after first one eaten by caretakers
Posted on 04/10/2013 6:20:46 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
Malian authorities are set to give French President François Hollande a new camel after the first one he was given as thanks for Frances military intervention in Mali was killed and eaten by the family who was meant to look after it in Timbuktu.
Things have not been going well for French President François Hollande as of late. His approval ratings already abysmally low, Hollandes leadership was called into question last week after his government became embroiled in a tax scandal. To add insult to injury, it has also recently been revealed that a camel he was given as thanks for Frances military intervention in Mali was slaughtered and eaten by the family meant to care for it in Timbuktu.
As soon as we heard of this, we quickly replaced it with a bigger and better-looking camel, said a local government official, quoted by the Reuters news agency. The new camel will be sent to Paris. We are ashamed of what happened to the camel. It was a present that did not deserve this fate.
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So they didn’t eat Hollande? Yet?
Dang. Once you read it you can’t un-read this stuff. Guess I’ll just laugh it off......HO Ho ho.
Not sure why, but that strikes me as funny.
I see a Timbuktu man sitting under a tree picking his tooth: “What Camel?”
Exactly. I’m not so sure about Hollande, but the camel certainly didn’t deserve this fate.
It was very good with Hollande-daisse sauce
According to another article the first camel was so loud that no one could hear Hollande and the local Mali leader give their speeches. Not sure if that led to it’s demise ...
I am always amazed how something living so far from the ocean tastes like fish however. Nature is truly amazing.
How weird that the first thing that came up in my mind is Obama. I wonder why?