Famine and Foreigners: Ethiopia Since Live Aid

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byPeter Gill

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The terrible 1984 famine in Ethiopia focused the world's attention on the country and the issue of aid as never before. Anyone over the age of 30 remembers something of the events - if not the original TV pictures, then Band Aid and Live Aid, Geldof and Bono. Peter Gill was the firstjournalist to reach the epicentre of the famine and one of the TV reporters who brought the tragedy to light. This book is the story of what happened to Ethiopia in the 25 years following Live Aid: the place, the people, the westerners who have tried to help, and the wider multinational aid businessthat has come into being. We saved countless lives in the beginning and continue to save them now, but have we done much else to transform the lives of Ethiopia's poor and set them on a 'development' course that will enable the country to thrive?

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The terrible 1984 famine in Ethiopia focused the world's attention on the country and the issue of aid as never before. Anyone over the age of 30 remembers something of the events - if not the original TV pictures, then Band Aid and Live Aid, Geldof and Bono. Peter Gill was the firstjournalist to reach the epicentre of the famine and o...

Peter Gill has specialised in developing world affairs for most of his career, an interest that began as a VSO teacher in Sudan and his first visit to Ethiopia in the 1960s. In the 1970s he was South Asia and Middle East Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph. For TV Eye and This Week, he made films in Afghanistan during the Soviet occ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.01 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: For Richer, for PoorerPart I: THEN1. Return to Korem2. The Famine Trail3. Hunger as a Weapon4. Rebels with a CausePart II: TRANSITIONS5. Economic Warfare6. How to Prevent a Famine7. Population MattersPart III: NOW8. 2005 and All That9. Down with Democracy?10. Free Association11. Pastoral AffairsPart IV: PROSPECTS12. Spoiling the Party13. Enter the Dragon14. Us and Them

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"Judicious analysis and a strong narrative. A must for all those who think there is a simple answer to the famine" --Michael Buerk