What African bloggers say about Live 8

Global Voices Online has a roundup of what African bloggers are saying about the Live 8 concerts. Most of the African commentators are not complementary about the idea, or the way it has been executed. For example, Gerald Caplan, writing in Pambazuka, says:

These views reflect a common theme: they leave the rich world blameless for Africa’s multitude of problems. I greatly fear that Live 8 is inadvertently strengthening the notion that we in the rich world must be missionaries to save Africans from themselves. The truth is already being lost– the deep, comprehensive responsibility of western nations and western financial institutions for so much of Africa’s continuing underdevelopment and poverty.

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