AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Do They Know It’s Christmas?

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Wednesday, November 12th, 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 politics of such songs in detail before. Bim Adewunmi broke it down over at the Guardian today. Disaster appeals are necessary but it also matters

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...