While 13 million people are faced with death and starvation, the European Union is set to provide close to 130 million Euros to check the situation. Will the food aid improve the situation? In the short term it may. But the political disease that afflicts African countries will remain to plunge the populations in another catastrophe. In Swaziland, for example, the government purchased an executive jet for the King worth 28 million pounds. In Zimbabwe the government purchased state of the art Mercedes limousines for the ruling elites. The key concerns over the rule of law and good governance will be left unaffected.