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More than Geldof

May 31st, 2005 | By | Category: International

Bob Geldof’s plans for Live 8 are admirable. The concerts on July 2nd will refocus the attention of the world upon the desperate plight of countless millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. However, it will take considerably more than Bob Geldof’s efforts to bring substantial change in the lives of ordinary Africans.

In 1998 I had the chance to visit Tanzania with Christian Aid. Taking Larium as an anti-malarial drug did not help matters, but it was an intensely depressing experience. Only one-half of the population appeared to be pulling …