Live Aid’s Impact On Africa’s Politics and Environment

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Live Aid was staged on Saturday, July 13, 1985. About 75 different acts performed live for about 170,000 people in London and Philadelphia. Meanwhile, an estimated 1.5 billion people in 110 countries watched it via a live television stream from 13 satellites. More than 40 nations also held telethons for African famine relief during the broadcast.

MEABH SMITH from Trocaire – who has just returned from Ethiopia – talks to Mark Finnegan about her memories of that very special day and the impact that event had on charity work in Africa and the current situation there.

Duration: 16'47" DATE: July 13, 2015
Interviewer:Mark Finnegan
Producer:Mark Finnegan
Interviewee:Meabh Smith
Themes:Global Issues with a Local Focus
Keywords:Ethiopia, Live Aid, Trocaire, Charities, Concerts, Africa
LocationAfrica Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20150713_NST_004.mp3
Rights:Creative Commons License
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