Ahead of the Live 8 concerts and the G8 summit in Scotland, people in Nairobi Kenya give their opinions on the latest western focus on Africa.
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Live Aid, final preparations are being made for the Live 8 benefit concerts.
Organised by Bob Geldof, Live 8 is taking place in advance of the G8 conference and summit when the leaders of the world's richest countries will meet at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland.
The streets of Nairobi in Kenya are filled with people who would benefit from a fairer deal for Africa and the decisions taken at the G8 summit will have a direct impact on their lives.
The hype behind Live 8 is going unnoticed for the majority of Kenyans. Their main concern is on who will control aid rather than who will benefit from it. One man interviewed says more aid and strict rules from donors will be required because
Taming an African leader is hard.
Aid agencies are using the G8 summit to push for improvements, not just in aid budges but on debt relief and trade. In Kenya, a pan Africa policy advisor with Oxfam says the outcome from the G8 leaders needs depth and breadth,
We need 100% of debt cancellation, we need a doubling of aid, we can’t fall back on failed debt relief programmes that have not worked for the last five or six years.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 July 2005. The reporter is Aoife Kavanagh.