Africa: faking Africa

Read Black Looks on “faking Africa and stories of vanity.

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  • Bono upsets me. I am amazed that he is taken seriously, especially after reading comments of his as reported from TED by Ethan Zuckerman and Mwenye Macho. There is an important debate to be had about how we can address poverty in the context of international relations. But his inaccurate and ahistorical comments, often about the experience of Ireland, debase the debate.

    He calls for greatly increased aid but isn’t willing to contribute himself The company that gets the royalty payments from the work of U2 last year moved from Ireland to Holland to benefit from a ‘friendlier’ tax regime….

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