From the Daily Mail:
For his own sake, then, one can only hope that the pop star never comes face to face with the author of an incendiary new book. Called Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa , its very title is a bitter mockery of that great institution and celebrity bandwagon, Live Aid.
(…). It argues that for 50 years the West has been giving aid to Africa — and in so doing has ruined the continent it professes to help.
The author of Dead Aid is no lightweight courting controversy for its own sake. She is a highly qualified economist. More importantly, she is herself African — and what she has to say is as unsettling as it is important.
After years of listening to Western ‘experts’ such as Bono, Bob Geldof or Angelina Jolie pontificating about what Africa needs, here is a refreshing voice from Africa itself.