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Ebola Is Not the 1984 Ethiopian Famine All Over Again

Kevin Noone | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK
Kevin Noone

As media crews begin to arrive in West Africa, we are urging for there to be no repeat of the Michael Burke film. It was vital and needed at its time, but today, 30 years later, a very different part of the continent may need our help, but the bravery of its first responders also deserves our respect.

Thirty Years Ago, a News Video Shocked the World - Here's What We Learned About Famine Since Then

Hans Zomer | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK
Hans Zomer

On 23 October, it will be exactly 30 years since a BBC report alerted the world to a famine in Ethiopia. Michael Buerk's harrowing reports for BBC...

Ethiopia - Time to Discover It for Yourself

Adam Stones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Stones

Many people feel sad when they think of Ethiopia; they think of the news reports, the aid work, the conflict - but they generally think of Ethiopia as it was in 1984 when Geldof and Ure amplified the world's attention to its plight.

Elton John Joins Pussy Riot: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Live Aid

Neil Durkin | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

The new 100-strong musicians' letter on behalf of the still-jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is a wholly good thing. And it is. It's not about whether I'd listen to music from this enormous body of artists (though I would in a few cases), but ... well, you know what I'm saying. It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it.

Elephant GlobalRescue Via GlobalRockstar

Elaine Ross | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Elaine Ross

The last 7 months haven't been so much of a steep learning curve, as a swift implementation of what was always important to me. You see I visited a l...

Spoof Charity Video Urges Africans To Donate Radiators To Freezing Norwegians

Radi-Aid | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

A bold new charity campaign is urging Africans to unite and donate their radiators to Norwegians dying of frostbite. Radi-Aid features a slick Liv...

Caroline Frost

'Show Us The Money' - Going Beyond Poverty Cliches

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

"It's time to look beyond all the unhelpful cliches about poverty and see if there's a bigger, wider truth to be explored." The BBC's Storyville ed...

The Modfather's Blood Brother: Steve White

Jason Holmes | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

As Paul Weller's long-time collaborator and one of the finest and most prolific drummers Britain has ever produced, Steve White is now looking to the future. Jason Holmes journeyed to Stockport to meet him.

Remembering Freddie Mercury

Lesley-Ann Jones | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Lesley-Ann Jones

Queen have overtaken The Beatles to become the official UK album chart leaders. They have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. We Are the Champions remains their most played song of all time, familiar to sports fans everywhere. They are bigger today than they were during Freddie's lifetime. No fat lady on the horizon. Not any time soon.

How Plan UK can Help East Africa's Drought Victims

Dr Miriam Stoppard | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Dr Miriam Stoppard

Sarah Mace, who works in Plan's Disaster Management Unit looking after East Africa, has recently been out to Kenya. She says that you can feel the impact of the drought everywhere. In some areas in East Africa, it hasn't rained for three years.