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    DescriptionThe 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 first journalist 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 business that 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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    Title
    Famine and Foreigners: Ethiopia Since Live Aid
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Gill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 364 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199644049
    ISBN 10: 0199644047
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    LC classification: HD
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000
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    Abridged Dewey: 338
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    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    21 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    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 occupation, in Gaza and Lebanon, in South Africa under apartheid and in Uganda, Sudan, and Ethiopia during the famine years. He made Mr Famine for ITV about corruption at the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation and Clare's New World about Clare Short, DFID and its first White Paper Eliminating World Poverty. From 1999- 2003, he headed the India office of the BBC World Service Trust. His first project partnered Indian broadcasters in leprosy campaigning that brought 200,000 patients forward for cure, this led to a GBP5 million project on HIV/Aids awareness. He has is author of Drops in the Ocean, A Year in the Death of Africa and Body Count.
    Review quote
    Gill does great justice to this ever-pertinent issue. Maria Kuecken, London School of Economics Review of Books
    Table of contents
    Introduction: For Richer, for Poorer ; PART I: THEN ; 1. Return to Korem ; 2. The Famine Trail ; 3. Hunger as a Weapon ; 4. Rebels with a Cause ; PART II: TRANSITIONS ; 5. Economic Warfare ; 6. How to Prevent a Famine ; 7. Population Matters ; PART III: NOW ; 8. 2005 and All That ; 9. Down with Democracy? ; 10. Free Association ; 11. Pastoral Affairs ; PART IV: PROSPECTS ; 12. Spoiling the Party ; 13. Enter the Dragon ; 14. Us and Them