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Pop Stars And Their Patronisation Of Africa

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AFRICANGLOBE - Often, naive celebrities have burnished their own reputations as missionaries of a troubled age. Bob Geldof and Bono are seeking to “end poverty”, Angelina Jolie is “protecting” refugees and rape victims, George Clooney is “saving” Darfur, Sharon Stone is campaigning for mosquito nets, Madonna has adopted children in Malawi as if buying new pets, and Prince Harry is on his way to Namibia to “save” the black rhino. This cult of celebrity has often led to a dangerous dumbing down of issues and brushed aside other innovative and resilient grassroots efforts.

Operation Hirola – Saving Africa’s Rarest Antelope

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AFRICANGLOBE-  While the world focuses on the African Union effort to oust Al Shabaab militants from Somalia, another operation is quietly plugging away along the...
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