Rockers Bono from U2 and Bob Geldof from... (who did he play for again?) are known for their charity work in Africa. From Live AID, to (product) Red, to slamming world leaders at G8, they're always in the headlines.
Well, at least one African charity leader wishes they would just stop it. In a recent article in NME, Jobs Selasie (is this guy Ethiopian?) says they're making things worse, not better. Money quote:
Jobs Selasie, head of charity African Aid Action, claimed that such campaigns increase corruption and dependency on the continent.
Selasie explained that he believed that the western media had an obsession with political correctness which diverted from what he believes are the real causes of poverty in Africa.
Read the entire article here.