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 6 minutes read December 21, 2012 The Trouble with “The Trouble with Aid” “And the world weeps with them…”, narrates the solemn 70s commentator over images of children in Biafra, bloated by kwashiorkor. These are the opening shots of the documentary film, The….. Read More 4 minutes read March 15, 2012 Oprah and Kristof: What don’t they have in common? In the first sentence of my recent essay in Harvard’s Transition Magazine, I declared that I did not want to write about Nicholas Kristof because his writing was boringly predictable. But I….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read March 12, 2012 Ne-Yo trying to adopt “African children” In this video, about a week old, American R&B singer Ne-Yo (if you don’t know who he is) tells VLAD-TV (definition: “the TMZ of hip hop”) that his wife is….. Read More 1 minute read February 10, 2012 50 Cent goes to Somalia So rapper 50 Cent (accompanied by American journalists) was in Somalia and Kenya this week to visit people living in refugee camps displaced by the civil war with Islamic militants…… Read More 1 minute read November 10, 2011 Gimme Hope This is the second in a video campaign to promote the work of American ngo Mama Hope. They work with local partners in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Uganda to fund the completion….. Read More 2 minutes read October 7, 2011 Amber Rose went to Ghana Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.