The money was used to move populations away from the war zone in Ethiopia, for example. The people were seen as being sympathetic to the rebels, and the government wanted them out of the way.
Bob Geldof’s claims are examined in detail in this video. Many of them are found to be lacking as regards the aspect of truth. Misinformation. Illusion. With LIve Aid, the politicians come out on top, and the celebrity musicians who sold far more records for the attention generated. Not the public or Africans though. Such initiatives are the key to obtaining power over poor nations, and not much else.
Geldof’s own family life is endlessly tragic, as he leaves a trail of corpses behind him. All are suicides. Saint Bob’s an illusion in his public life too. As he said to Paula Yates, ‘I am above the law‘.