Bono won’t develop Africa and neither will you Mister Campaigner

The answers to africa-related problems need to be sought by the good people of Africa. Lets work on home grown solutions 1st. my apologies on stating the obvious.

Sunny Ntayombya

You know the saying, ‘when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers’? Well, once again, we ‘voiceless’ Africans are being used as pawns in other peoples fight.  Best selling author and Guardian newspaper contributor George Monbiot penned a piece in the publication that induced waves of disgust to wash over me.

The article, ‘Bono can’t help Africans by stealing their voice’, is scathing to the extreme. The author calls the pop star a land grabber, a muzzler of African voices and a front for Western business interests. All in all, if Mr.Monbiot is to be believed, Bono is cross between British colonialist Cecil Rhodes and Heart of Darkness’s Mr Kurtz. A very bad man.

He writes that Bono and his ONE campaign has ‘ seized the political space which might otherwise have been occupied by the Africans about whom they are talking’. Funny enough, the African leaders and businesspeople…

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