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Africa: help or leave my motherland

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, South Africa, Development, Economics & Business, Humanitarian Response

Adefunke is not impressed with pro-Africa charity initiatives [1], “Ryan announced on the show that he and Simon had already made a trip to ‘Africa’ to witness the poverty and sickness firsthand perhaps to authenticate its existence after all they are serious celebrities who can only lend the ‘weight’ of their ‘serious’ celebrity to real causes. Cowell seemed totally convinced that poverty is real in ‘Africa’ as he stiffly shook hands with children on the obligatory tape made of their fact finding mission. Ryan went further to try and experience this poverty by attempting to balance a basket of bananas on his head.”