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(From East African (Kenya) - AAGM)
Byline: Rasna Warah
It's Africa season in Britain. Everyone from pop stars to the prime minister himself wants Africa to take centrestage this summer.
It would be quite a boon for the continent if the aim of the season was to ensure more sales of African products in Britain and more opportunities for Africans to showcase their work. But the Africa season - also known as the "Make Poverty History Campaign" - does none of this.
Its main aim is to "save" Africa by compelling the United Kingdom and the European Union to fulfil their obligations to end poverty in Africa by adopting policy changes in three areas - ending export subsidies, writing off debt and giving $50 billion more in aid.
All noble aims, we might think, but there is something rather peculiar about this feverish love for Africa -none of its main proponents are African. The leading voices - Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and the musician Bob Geldof - are all white men. (White …