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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The legacy of the ‘German Bob Geldof of development aid’

Austrian actor and founder of the NGO ‘Menschen für Menschen’ (People for People), Karlheinz Böhm was buried last Friday in Salzburg, Austria. His remains came to rest in a cemetery in his native country yet earth from Africa was carried to Europe in order to allow him to rest in Ethiopian soil as he had

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Can aid organisations still ‘sell’ Africa?

During the recent Africa Day in The Hague, Holland, BrandOutLoud* director Judith Madigan took part in the second Oude meesters, jonge honden debate on emergency aid in Africa. She spoke about the...

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Bono knows an immense amount

The Guardian’s “Poverty Matters Blog” on Friday claimed “… there is no simple answer to whether we should or should not use stars to promote good causes,” especially when it comes to development issues. Though the phenomenon...

Monday, September 13th, 2010

‘The Religion of the Contemporary West’

Regis Debray wrote a critique of ‘Human Rights.’ Here’s a summary of Debray’s argument by Jacob Collins in The New Left Review : In the present televisual age, in which social relations have never been more atomized—laptops, mobile phones...

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Two Annoying White Men

Another year, another “special” Africa issue. For today, it’s Canada’s Globe and Mail, guest edited by the OGs of Team Save Africa, Bono and Bob Geldof. In their first order of business, B&B answered the very tough...