6 minutes read June 18, 2015 Is Africa really rising? History and facts suggest it isn’t In the year 2000, the Economist ran a cover story with the title “Hopeless Africa”. Four years later, Robert Guest, who served as the newspaper’s Africa Editor, published “The Shackled….. Read More 1 minute read November 19, 2014 Final Proof that Africa is Indeed a Country Those brilliant satirists over at SAIH are back with another take down of the never ending quest to save Africa… with a trivia game show that validates this very website’s existence: As….. Read More 2 minutes read November 18, 2014 #BandAid30: Have we learned nothing? Have we learned nothing?! Thirty years ago, the Band-Aid video showed pop stars with 1980s hair raising funds for “Africa.” But it wasn’t for Africa, even though the resulting record featured….. Read More 3 minutes read November 12, 2014 Bob Geldof doesn’t need to do a #BandAid30 for Ebola. African musicians made a song already Bob Geldof is going to put out another Band Aid single, another rehash of the grotesque “Do They Know it’s Christmas?” with slightly altered lyrics. We’ve written about the problematic….. Read More 4 minutes read June 17, 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….. Read More 2 minutes read November 15, 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 [old icons and generation 2.0] debate on emergency….. Read More 1 minute read December 18, 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….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.