Thirty years after the Ethiopian famine, Africa is enjoying a new confidence with strong economies, the hopes and tears of new democracies and a sense that this is a continent on the rise. Then Live Aid 30 comes along ostensibly to raise money for the Ebola crisis. Firstly, charity is nice, but it’s not necessary. There’s plenty of money around. Second, many of those in the developing world are sick of aid hand-outs which they associate with failure and corruption. What they want more than anything else is to have a voice in a system that works for them. Live Aid 30 represents everything that Africa is not. There are no brilliant, talented African voices on the new Christmas single. The recording studio was closed to them. Instead, there is a stream of almost all white faces getting out of limousines to make a song to create a hand-out for a place that’s painted as being diseased, impoverished and incapable of looking after itself.