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Not Quite the World...


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It's billed as a World Summit, but not everyone is allowed in.

During a break today I walked the 15 block perimeter around the National Building Museum where the world leaders were meeting to discuss the financial crisis.

There was a jogger running laps, and lots of police. But almost no activists. I ran into a small Rawandan group protesting the arrest of Rose Kabuye.

Bosco Munga, a really tall guy who lives in the DC area said the group didn't have an economic agenda per se. But he wished Africa had somehow been included in the G-20 talks today.

"It doesn't have to be G-this, or G-that," he said. "We don't have the African Union here... if we're going to be included as part of the world economy, we should have groupings that represent us."



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