Blessings not just for the ones who kneel: Bono’s flawed take on Africa

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I am a diehard Bono fan. His performances are inspirational, exhilarating. As a powerful and influential celebrity who is passionate about changing the world, Bono is a potent force. But his efforts regarding Africa, his pet project, can sometimes do more harm then good. ‘The Dark Continent’ is steadily emerging into the light, but the Western view of Africa as a nightmarish and completely destitute place often leads to counterintuitive policies. Check out this article by William Easterly that sheds further light on the matter. Link

Bono and many other well-intentioned, big-hearted celebs are advertising in the skies for people like us, but lets take the effort to learn for ourselves whats really needed in Africa.

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